* Smoothies and protein shakes are a quick, easy way to give your body valuable nutrients
* These five items will help you cut down on prep time
* Invest in the ideal container to carry your smoothie on the go
Smoothies and protein shakes are a great way to ensure your body is getting the essential nutrients it needs quickly. Whether you’re squeezing your five-a-day into one gulp, or sprinkling in some extra protein to help your muscles heal post-workout, there are countless benefits to making it part of your daily routine. It’s estimated that men should ingest roughly 38 grams of fiber a day, and women should ingest 25, and while one serving of fruit usually contains around four grams. With a smoothie you can double or even triple that. If you’re worried about prep or dishes, try investing in one of the portable blenders below, or try a tumbler that has double insulation to keep your smoothie ice-cold all day long.
1. Endurance Smoothie Spatula
Made of a blend of stainless steel and silicone, this smoothie spatula is ten inches long and allows you to reach the bottom of the blender for that extra smoothie goodness. Get in between those blades with this dishwasher safe tool.
2. reCAP Mason Jars
This 16oz jar has both the benefits from a tight, spill-proof lid, and a regular pour mouthpiece, making it an easy option for smoothies on the go. The jar is even freezer-proof, so you can prep a weeks’ worth of smoothies to take with you in the car or on the train.
3. AlcheVita Stainless Steel Protein Shaker Bottle
With double vacuum wall insulation for lasting coolness, and an integrated stationary mixer, this bottle is built to make fast, portable smoothies. It’s also made of BPA-free stainless steel, which allows it to withstand drops and falls.
4. Vortex Shaker Bottle
The built-in 16,000 RPM mixer on this bottle functions with a quick press of a button, saving you valuable prep time as you mix on the go. As an added bonus, it’s rechargeable via USB, so yo don’t need to mess around with changing batteries.
5. PopBabies Personal Blender
This detachable personal blender is also USB chargeable, and features an easy twist-off function so you can grab it and go. It even comes with an additional mini-ice cube tray and funnel, for frozen smoothies in the Summer.