Have you ever wondered about the ideal ways to care for your protein shaker bottle? A protein shaker can offer a great deal of value for your workout efforts while allowing you to enjoy a healthy and high protein snack on the go. However, given the multiple different parts used in a protein shaker, such as the bottle itself, the storage compartment, and the like, washing the bottle isn’t quite as straightforward as it might seem.
In line with this, today, we’re looking at some key tips you should know to help care for your protein shaker. Hopefully, this will help you get the most from your shaker.
Challenges Associated with Caring for Your Protein Shaker Bottles
There are several main challenges when attempting protein shaker care. Indeed, while we assume that a quick rinse with detergent will be enough to clean our protein shaker bottles, this isn’t wholly true. Some of the main challenges associated with caring for a shaker bottle include:
- Disinfecting the shaker: Most people will make a protein shake with milk or a milk alternative. However, when not cleaned thoroughly, these can turn rancid, potentially putting your health at risk if not cleaned thoroughly. As such, disinfecting thoroughly is vital.
- Removing odours from the shaker: The initial smell of your protein shake will probably be sweet and delicious; however, when it gets warm, protein shakes can turn quickly, becoming unpleasant and with strong, lingering odours. Removing these is crucial for long-term use.
- Preventing lingering aftertastes: If you don’t clean your shaker thoroughly, you’ll likely notice a slight aftertaste while drinking a fresh shake. Not the nicest!
How to Care For Your Protein Shaker
With the aforementioned three challenges in mind, caring for your protein shaker is best done with the following simple process.
- Dismantle the shaker bottle: First, dismantle the protein shaker bottle into its individual components. Our premium Navivva Splendid bottle features several key parts, including a storage compartment, internal spring, internal filter, and the like.
- Rinse each part with cold water: Once dismantled, start by rinsing your protein shaker thoroughly with cool water. Our Navivva Splendid bottles are made from premium BPA-free materials, ensuring that regular rinsing won’t degrade the product.
- Clean the protein shaker parts with detergent: Now that the protein shaker has been rinsed as well as possible to remove loose debris, you should clean your protein shaker thoroughly with detergent. If the old protein shake is stuck on, feel free to soak the parts in warm, soapy water first. Always check whether your shaker is dishwasher safe before attempting this; however, thanks to the quality construction, our own Navivva Splendid protein shaker bottles are dishwasher safe, making regular cleaning easier.
- Dry the protein shaker bottle thoroughly: By now, your protein shaker should be lovely and clean! All that’s left is to dry the protein shaker bottle thoroughly; allow the shaker to air dry for a while, then pat dry with a gentle towel and store the bottle in an upright position once dry until the next use. Failing to allow the bottle to dry thoroughly could cause mould to grow.
You should ideally wash your protein shaker regularly, at least after each use. If you notice that the shaker still has a slight odour after washing it, though, you can add two tablespoons of bicarbonate of soda to your Navivva Splendid shaker, then add several cups of warm water. Shake well and leave the bottle to rest, before emptying the bicarbonate of soda and water mix and cleaning again thoroughly. This should have removed those nasty odours!
Protein shaker care is vitally important to keep your bottle at its best. However, this isn’t always easy, and in reality, there’s a lot you’ll need to keep in mind to ensure you’re using the shaker properly - and cleaning it thoroughly. Fortunately, today’s guide should have helped with this; however, starting out with the highest-quality shaker on the market is crucial too.
Indeed, if you’ve purchased a poorly designed shaker bottle, you may find that it’s almost impossible to clean. In line with this, make sure to invest in a premium-quality protein shaker to make care for the bottle easier - and our Navivva Splendid protein shakers with sleeves might be perfect for this.
Our Navivva Splendid protein shaker is the ideal way to effortlessly create a smooth, silky protein shake, with rapid mixing and easy cleaning. The compartmentalised and detachable design helps keep everything clean, so looking after your shaker is easier than ever. Contact us to find out more.