Mixing methods can be somewhat contentious. It’s super simple but somehow everyone seems to have their own particular method. For us; it all comes down to one question.
Are you mixing a single meal, or pre-preparing a full day’s nutrition?
Things are pretty easy going mixing a single meal. Most ‘lent makers provide a shaker bottle with your first order and you can use that to quickly mix things up. It goes a little like this…
- Fill the shaker with around 400ml of water
- Put the mixing ball in (if you got one)
- Add a meals worth of powder
- Pour in a little more water and get the surface of the powder wet.
- Put the lid on and… shake!
By adding water first and then covering the powder with a little more water you’ll ensure you don’t get globs of powder stuck in the bottom/top of the bottle after shaking. That’s my main pro-tip for mixing.
Once you’ve finished shaking you’ll have some spare volume in the bottle. You can ignore it and drink your meal, or you can add a little extra water and get yourself closer to your recommended daily fluid intake. 😉
Full day’s prep…
Hand mixing is great for one meal, but if you want to mix up a full days nutrition in one go it’s going to get boring fast. Most ‘lents will need four servings to meet your RDA’s and whilst you can do that with four shakers, there’s a better way: a blender.Combining water and powder isn’t overly challenging for a machine, so when we’re choosing a mixer our needs are actually pretty simple.
It needs to be big (around 2 litres is perfect) and it needs to be square (better volume for space taken up and it also makes the blender form a better vortex for mixing).
This is my current blender of choice. At 2000ml it’s plenty big enough to mix a days worth of meals in one go with the 2000 watt motor making short work of water and powder – the internal baffles also make for a better vortex which means easier mixing and it’s pretty decent regular smoothies when the need arises.
Using a blender can really change things up. Not only does it aerate the mix and lead to a much smoother mixture, it also takes seconds and gives the same result every time.
These methods work for us, do you do the same, or, ahem, do you mix things up a bit?