From an energizing pre-workout shake to a recovery post-workout drink, to an easy and filling on-the-go meal replacement, shaker bottles are a must have when putting together your list of ingredients for getting fit and healthy.
Protein shakes, which can be made with powder, peanut butter, yogurt, and other ingredients, provide a great snack before or after a workout and can even act as a meal replacement if packed with enough nutrients. But to ensure your shake is fully mixed and not leaving you with globs of food and powder at the bottom of your bottle, you need a shaker bottle, an item that is specifically designed to mix up shakes and create an even distribution throughout a beverage.
When you consume your workout shake is largely up to you. But whenever you decide to fuel up with a shake, we recommend investing in a shaker bottle that will keep your drink smooth and well mixed, regardless of when you drink it. And let’s not forget, these BPA-free shakers also make great water bottles. Check out our top picks below.
1. BlenderBottle Classic Loop Top Shaker Bottle 28 oz
The BlenderBottle Classic Loop Top Shaker Bottle has a capacity that is large enough to handle any protein shake, smoothie or supplement shake to keep you going throughout your workout. The loop top can be used to attach keys, a vital storage spot during workouts, and the wide mouth and embossed markings make it easy to add and mix shakes right in the bottle.
Pros: Available in 22 colors, the BlenderBottle Classic Loop Top Shaker Bottle 28 oz has a screw-on lid that has a leak-proof seal and an easy to use flip cap that won’t close on your nose and makes drinking in-between sets easy and mess-free.
Cons: The bottle only measures to 20 oz, which makes getting an exact 28 oz measurement difficult.
2. BlenderBottle SportMixer Tritan Grip
With a stylish rubber grip that is perfect for holding throughout workouts and an odor-resistant finish, the BlenderBottle SportMixer Tritan Grip is ideal for runners who want to use their bottle for shakes and water. The SportLoop is more substantial and stronger than the Classic Loop and is more comfortable to carry the bottle by the loop, which can also hold key attachments.
Pros: While the BlenderBottle Classic Loop Top Shaker Bottle can sometimes take on the smell and taste of previous shakes, the BlenderBottle SportMixer Tritan Grip is made from stain and odor resistant durable Eastman Tritan plastic, which makes it ideal for those who want to switch between using it for shakes and plain water.
Cons: The Tritan Grip doesn’t have the wide mouth opening like the Classic Loop, and unlike the Classic Loop, it can’t fit in most cup holders.
3. BlenderBottle Classic Loop Top Shaker Bottle 20 oz.
Get all the benefits of the traditional BlenderBottle, including the leak-proof seal, patented mixing system, and easy-to-fill wide mouth opening in the smaller sized Classic Loop Top Shaker Bottle 20 oz.
Pros: The BlenderBottle Classic Loop Top Shaker Bottle 20 oz has all the benefits of the 28 oz style at a smaller size, ideal for those who want smaller shakes or want to carry multiple smaller bottles to use throughout the day.
Cons: Like the BlenderBottle Classic Loop Top Shaker Bottle 28 oz, the measurements on the 20 oz do not go to the top and instead stop at 12 oz.
4. Hydra Cup 36 oz High Performance Dual Shaker Bottle
Store two shakes in the same bottle with the Hydra Cup 36 oz High Performance Dual Shaker Bottle. Divided into a 14 oz and 22 oz side, the Hydra Cup provides users with the ability to carry a pre and post-workout shake in one cup, or one shake and a side of water at the same time. We also like that one side of the container can be used to store personal items like keys, earbuds and gym membership cards.
Pros: The Hydra Cup has a snap closure that is leak-proof and won’t twist or bend over time.
Cons: The Hydra Cup comes with a printed phrase on the side that makes the cup inappropriate in some settings.
5. ShakeSphere Tumbler
Keep your drinks cold through hot workouts with the ShakeSphere Tumbler, which is safe for storing in the freezer. The ShakeSphere has a leakproof slide lid that makes it easy to open and close the tumbler with one hand. The shaker also comes with an adjustable thumb loop that makes it easy to carry or attach to gym bags.
Pros: The ShakeSphere is made with a patented capsule design that means no corners or edges where powder can get stuck, making for an easy clean after each use.
Cons: At 24.6 oz, the ShakeSphere is one of the smaller shakers on our list.
6. Helimix Vortex Blender Shaker Bottle
If you like to use a shaker bottle for shakes and water and don’t want to worry about losing or cleaning a metal shaker ball, we recommend the Helimix Vortex Blender Shaker Bottle. Made with a patented vortex twist design, the Helimix quickly and efficiently mixes drinks with a few quick shakes. The odor-resistant 28 oz bottle is BPA free and comes with a leak-proof guarantee.
Pros: The Helimix is a durable shaker made with Tritan Plastic, which is also safe for the dishwasher.
Cons: The Helimix has two openings, which can leave room for powder to get stuck.