Do you workout? I'm one of those people who goes through periods of working out regularly, then I will usually take a little while off.
Most recently, I've been feeling great about keeping my body moving and committing to 3-4 pretty good workouts a week. Nothing too crazy, but I like to really get my heart pumping for at least 25 minutes for each workout. When I do, I feel stronger, I sleep better, and I have to admit, I like what I see in the mirror a whole lot more.
A few years back I really became focused on getting the most out of my workouts and I learned a ton about nutrition and what your body needs when you are burning calories and building muscle on a daily basis.
Protein is huge for post-workout recovery, and part of my workout routine is to drink a protein shake right after my workout is done. I like to keep it simple and shake up a quick mix of protein powder with a little bit of milk or water as soon as the cool down is over.
Which brings me to this awesome Genuine Thermos® Brand Shaker Bottle with Integrated Stationary Mixer you see pictured above! This baby is made for shaking up that protein powder and I was so excited to give it a try.
The Shaker Bottle holds 24 ounces and is made from BPA-free, impact-resistant and dishwasher durable Eastman Tritan™ copolyester which won’t absorb or impart any flavors or odors to its liquid.
I love the locking lid, carrying loop, and measurement markers on the side of the bottle. What is really cool, though, is the integrated and removable stationary mixer that helps evenly blend everything together.
I was worried that the pieces might be cumbersome to use or hard to clean, but everything comes together super easily and I can totally see the Shaker Bottle being ideal for protein shakes at home or on the go.
When I mentioned before that I like to keep it simple with my shakes, it's usually because I'm throwing them together when my legs are shaky and my face looks like a tomato. After my workout, I want to suck down that shake and hop in the pool to cool off, not stand in the kitchen making a gourmet 10-ingredient smoothie.
I used the Thermos® Brand Shaker Bottle to make a super simple but stepped up protein shake by adding just a few simple ingredients to my usual vanilla whey protein powder.
Liquid first, protein powder and add-ins next, then pop in the integrated mixer, screw on the lid, and give everything a nice vigorous shake-a shake-a shake. The Shaker Bottle worked flawlessly and I poured my shake into a glass and drank up. And yes, I actually do drink my shakes from a wine glass. They're my fave, but I could have easily enjoyed the shake straight from the bottle, which I totally might do next time.
This simple shake made with the Thermos® Brand Shaker Bottle was full of sweet cinnamon roll-flavored goodness in a good-for-me, protein packed, ideal post-workout treat. The Shaker Bottle was a quick, simple, and effective way for me to get the nutrition my body needed with little hassle. I love it!
What kind of mix-ins would you add to your Shaker Bottle protein shake? Don't have one yet?