It is important to keep hydrated throughout the day, no matter where you are.
Single-use plastics are out and so, instead of picking up a bottle of water on the go, get yourself some reusable water bottles or protein shakers to keep in your gym bag or on your desk at work.
There is a wide range of drink bottles available so whether you are looking for one to take to sports, the gym, or to work, you will easily be able to find one to fit your needs.
If you are looking to reduce your impact on the planet, SmartShake EcoBottles are a good choice for an eco-friendly bottle.
They come in a range of cute and quirky colours and designs, including Anchor , Coral and Grey so you can reduce your impact on the planet without compromising on style.
These bottles are also carbon negative, which means that the production of the bottles carbon footprint is less than neutral and therefore this removes carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, rather than adding to it.
SmartShake EcoBottles are made from sugar cane bio mass in a factory which uses 100% renewable energy.
How to make a protein shake
Making a protein shake is super easy.
All you need to do is add around 200ml of water or milk to your shaker, followed by the recommended dose of your protein powder.
Add the plastic mesh insert, such as the one in the USN Shaker Bottle or the metallic shaker ball and then seal the lid, making sure it is closed tight!
Shake vigorously and there you have it – the perfect protein shake! Consume immediately once it has been made.
The NHS recommends that adults should be drinking six to eight glasses of water per day, or around 1.2 litres. This can include water, lower fat milk plus tea and coffee.
Water is constantly being lost from the body through breathing, urine and the skin and so this needs to be replaced.
You can lose more water through doing exercise or during hot temperatures. If you do not replace these fluids, you run the risk of becoming dehydrated.
Your body is made up of around 60% fluids, which all have a part to play in all sorts of processes, including digestion, circulation and the maintenance of body temperature.
So it is therefore really important to keep up your water intake.
Its 750ml capacity will help keep you hydrated throughout your exercise. This sports bottle comes in either black or white so you can easily match it to your gym gear!
Protein shakes are a popular supplement choice for anyone wanting to support muscle growth and performance during and post-workout. They are a simple and easy way of increasing protein intake.
The best time to drink a protein shake will depend on which kind of protein you are taking.
Whey protein should be taken after exercise, whereas casein protein can be taken between meals and before bed, to help support muscle maintenance and recovery overnight.
These are two of the most common types of protein, however, others are available including vegan protein.
Protein shakes are usually made with protein powder and either milk or water. Since they are often consumed following exercise, it is useful to have a portable protein shaker so that you can make up your shake while you are at the gym, or when you are at work.
Protein shakers come in a variety of different shapes and sizes but in short, they all do a very similar job: they help you make up your protein shake.
Made from either metal or plastic, many also contain a metal ball to help you mix the powder more effectively in the liquid. This can also help you quickly remix any last dregs that have started to separate during your workout.
Protein shakers generally also have an inbuilt grill, to help filter out any large lumps of protein powder, as you drink from them.
By contrast, water bottles are usually metal or plastic containers used for carrying water, to be sipped during or after a workout.
Yes! SmartShake EcoBottles are the Worlds 1st Carbon Negative Bottle, made from sugar cane bio mass, in a factory using renewable energy.
It is also naturally BPA free, which means there is no plastic shaker smell and no ‘plastic’ aftertaste transferred to your drink.
Some protein shakers contain a metal ball, which has one very simple but effective use – to help evenly combine the protein powder in your drink.
In much the same way that nail varnish has a metal ball to help you shake up the contents before application, so too does your protein shaker – the ball acts just like a spoon, only without the mess!
If you would rather use your protein bottle as a regular water bottle, you can simply remove the metal blender ball.
No. Adding boiling or hot water to a protein shaker or water bottle carries the very real risk of that water building up enough pressure to force the lid off, spraying hot liquid everywhere.
Protein powder that has not been thoroughly cleaned out of your protein shaker will start to smell, thanks to the bacteria that thrives on it, combined with a moist environment and the germs from your own saliva.
Sounds gross? It is! And if you have ever discovered a protein shaker in your gym kit that you forgot to clean, you will know exactly what we mean!
The easy solution is rinse your shaker in cold water, as soon as you have consumed it. And then to make sure you properly clean out your protein bottles after every workout.
The more robust plastic and metal protein shakers are marked as dishwasher safe. But check before your try!
To wash, simply unscrew the lid and place the bottle upside down on the top shelf of your dishwasher for thorough and effective cleaning.