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How to Use a Protein Shaker Bottle

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author image Gryphon Adams
Gryphon Adams began publishing in 1985. He contributed to the "San Francisco Chronicle" and "Dark Voices." Adams writes about a variety of topics, including teaching, floral design, landscaping and home furnishings. Adams is a certified health educator and a massage practitioner. He received his Master of Fine Arts at San Francisco State University.
How to Use a Protein Shaker Bottle
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An easy-to-clean protein shaker provides a healthy way to mix protein drinks on-the-go. The shaker consists of a cup or bottle with tight-sealing lid, often with a drinking spout. The most important feature is the mixer, spokes that sit inside the shaker, or a device in the lid. The mixer helps combine protein powder with liquid and break up lumps to create a smooth drink. Choose a shaker that's easy to disassemble and clean to avoid the risk of bacteria build-up in inaccessible crannies.

Step 1

How to Use a Protein Shaker Bottle
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Add the desired liquid. The protein shaker usually has measurement marks on the side. For example, pour 16 oz of water, juice, milk or almond milk into the protein shaker. Add the liquid before you add the protein powder to keep the powder from clumping on the bottom of the shaker or coating the sides.

Step 2

How to Use a Protein Shaker Bottle
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Measure the protein powder. Packaged protein powder comes with a scoop for measuring one serving of the powder. If you don't see the scoop, reach to the bottom of the powder. If you buy protein powder in bulk, use 2 tbsp.

Step 3

How to Use a Protein Shaker Bottle
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Add any other ingredients. A protein shaker offers a convenient way to take powdered nutritional supplements. Check with your doctor about supplements and don't exceed recommended doses.

Step 4

How to Use a Protein Shaker Bottle
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Put the lid on the shaker. Make sure it snaps in place, so that it's sealed. This prevents the lid from coming off during shaking. Shake the protein shaker vigorously up and down for a slow count of 20. The mixer breaks up the protein powder and helps mix the ingredients together.

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