If you like smoothies or health shakes, you probably have wished that you could blend one up without dragging out your full size blender and having to wash blades, pitcher and all. One of the most clever inventions in recent years (for smoothie loving folk, at least), has been the mini blender bottle.
The premise is simple: look at what people use already, figure out what they want changed, and combine the two for a better product.
The mini blender bottle starts with the plastic sports bottle that most people put their shakes and smoothies in to take them on the go. (It only takes one cold spill in the car to stop taking a smoothie in an open glass or cup.) So we know that portability (and a secure closure) are important.
The second thing is the convenience of making the smoothie. As mentioned at the beginning of this post, lugging a full size blender out every day can be a pain, not to mention time consuming. People want to have daily smoothies without devoting extra time to it.
The mini blender bottle is a combination of these two needs. It combines a sturdy plastic sport bottle (with a wide lid and secure seal for drinking and shaking) with an internal blending tool. This tool is nothing fancy—it’s not even electric—it’s usually a sturdy, stainless steel ball. Shaking the bottle will jumble the ball around, causing it to break up bits and evenly distribute your different ingredients into a blended smoothie.
This makes it easier to get that shake without using extra time or equipment. You will probably find that some shakes or smoothies will work well in the mini blender bottle, while others will not. You should not count on this bottle to crush ice like your full size electric blender can. However, it should have no trouble mixing juices, yogurt, and soft fruits. It should also do a good job of making sure that protein powders and other vitamins do not clump up, but are well mixed in. Then, you just drink your smoothie in the very dish that blended it –no extra cleaning!