Sunday, June 8, 2014

3 More Ways to Use Your Shaker Cups...

Do you have a shaker cup or blender bottle? You know those ones that have a little ball shaped whisk that floats around at the bottom? They look remarkably like the Tupperware quick shake my mom had when I was kid, but now they're fancy, colorful and most of all trendy. Even if you're not a protein shake slugging "gym rat" they're a great tool to have on hand. I use mine for slugging protein shakes, but also for a lot of other stuff too..

1. Salad Dressing... Homemade vinaigrette keeps well in the shaker bottle because of the air tight seal and it doesn't need to be to refrigerated so it can just stay in the cabinet until you're ready to shake and serve again, again and again.

Balsamic Vinaigrette Recipe

1/2 c Olive Oil
1/2 c Balsamic Vinegar
1/4 c Apple Cider Vinegar
1/4 c Vanilla Balsamic Vinegar (flavor of your choice)
3 Heaping Tbsp Minced dehydrated Garlic
2 Tbsp Red Pepper Flakes
1/8 cup Braggs Amino Sauce
1 tsp Ground Black Pepper
1 Heaping Tbsp Savory Blend Dehydrated Herbs

Combine everything in a large shaker cup and shake before serving. It taste better the longer the seasonings is soaking in the vinegar and oil.

2. Iced Coffee... After we're done with our brewed coffee in the morning I pour the leftovers into a shaker bottle and put it in the fridge for the next day. The next morning all you have to do is throw in a scoop of your favorite protein powder an you have a flavored, protein filled iced coffee. Chocolate is my favorite way to create a mocha flavor.

3. Fluffy Eggs... When I make eggs I really like them fluffy and the shaker cup is a great way to make your eggs or egg whites fluffy. Rather than whisking your scrambled eggs toss them in to your shaker cup and shake away. You can add your milk, salt and/or pepper to the shaker too!

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