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Make and drink your protein shakes, homemade chocolate milk, or any powdered drinks right in your mason jar.
I was having some of my homemade almond coconut milk that I stored in mason jars and wanted to mix in a bit of whey protein powder. So I grabbed the stainless steel blender ball from my Blenderbottle, dropped it into my mason jar, and shook it up for a perfectly blended drink (see my thoughts on protein drinks below).
I couldn’t find a site that sold the blender balls by itself. But many of these shaker bottles are easy to find, inexpensive, and great for traveling, so it might be worth the purchase.
Another option is to look around your kitchen and see if you have a whisk with an extra whisk ball inside and use the ball to make your mason jar blender. I tried this option when making the chocolate version of the almond coconut milk and thought it worked even better.
A Quick Note On Protein Powders
I’m not convinced that liquid meals should replace whole food meals we sit down and chew (that’s how we get our digestive processes working optimally). I try a bit of whey protein once in a while since I don’t do well on dairy. But not as a meal replacement and always with some actual food, so I’m not spiking my insulin from an overload of liquid calories.
Protein powders are still processed food. I recommend you do some research before buying any random protein powder at your health food store. The quality and production methods count. And I would definitely stay away from soy protein powders.
Mark Sisson did a great breakdown of the different types of protein powders and their “biological values” (BV) – one way to measure a protein’s “usability.”
“If you’re not getting enough protein or can’t find the time to cook every meal, try some protein powder. Otherwise, eat a steak.” Mark Sisson
“If getting/staying lean and enhancing health and longevity are also on your list of ‘things to do,’ – then liquid food will not be the best choice. Why? Two words: Insulin Response… Liquids require less processing and digestion, so instead of the slow steady blood sugar rise that happens with a dose of starchy carbs and some protein from real food sources, the ‘shaker bottle’ cocktail results in a zero to 60 increase in blood glucose levels.
Is glass jar better for blender?
Glass jars are perfect for storing your smoothie, because they won’t retain food smells or discolor over time. They’re also heavy enough to keep them stable while you blend large batches! However glass does have one major drawback: It’s not as light weight compared with plastic which makes it difficult when trying put together smaller quantity kits like our 5 ingredient basic recipes in an effortless way (you’ll need 2-3 containers).
Can I use a mason jar with my NutriBullet?
This is the perfect blender to keep all your blended food in one place. It’s not just for mason jars either – you can use other smaller containers around home too! If want more reviews on nutribullets, check out this guide with our favorite options.
Why is Vitamix not glass?
The company fears that someone might drop a metal spoon into their Vitamix when it’s running and cause injury or worse yet, death. This is why there are no glass jars for these high-speed blenders!
Which is better ninja or Vitamix?
The Vitamix 5200 is a better choice for those who want to make nut butter and smoothies. It’s motor has more power than the one on Ninja Foodi, as well as being able handle smaller particles which means smoother results! Plus you don’t need any extra equipment like kitchen appliances or gadgets because this bad boy comes ready made with everything needed right inside its sleek stainless steel case – perfect if clean up after yourself isn’t an issue at home already then too since all materials used during production were eco-friendly.
Jen Lin-Liu is the founder of Black Sesame Kitchen. A Chinese-American writer and a nationally certified Chinese chef in Beijing. Jen is the author of two memoirs, Serve the People: A Stir-Fried Journey Through China and On the Noodle Road: From Beijing to Rome with Love and Pasta.