How to make a protein shake without a blender

Wondering how to make a protein shake without a blender? Here are a few easy ways to make a protein shake without a blender. 

No blender, no problem

This article was written by Jack Schrupp.

Can you make a protein shake without a blender? 

Yes, you can make a protein shake without a blender. The easiest way to do so is to use a shaker bottle – a plastic bottle with a small metal whisk inside. The whisk helps to break up the clumps of protein powder as you shake.

If you do not have a shaker bottle, you can use a handheld electric mixer. Depending on the ingredients you use, an electric mixer, even milk if it is just a milk frother, can help you make a delicious protein shake.

In the event that you do not have access to a blender, shaker bottle, or handheld electric mixer, you will need to get creative with your approach.

Keep reading to learn how to make a protein shake without a blender.


How to make a protein shake without a blender

The easiest way to make a protein shake without a blender is to mix protein powder with milk or water in a jar with a tight-fitting lid


1. Start by adding 1 serving of protein powder to the jar.

2. Then, pour in your liquid of choice. The amount you use will depend on your preferred consistency. Start with a small amount and add more as needed.

3. Securely screw on the lid and shake the jar vigorously for 30 seconds to 1 minute.

4. Check the consistency of the shake. If it is too thick, add more liquid and shake again.

5. Once you are satisfied with the consistency, remove the lid and enjoy your protein shake directly from the jar or pour it into a glass.

Making a protein shake in a jar might not yield the same smooth consistency as making one in a blender, but it is still an effective way to boost your protein intake.

It is also a convenient way to make protein shakes on-the-go if you do not have a shaker bottle.

In case you were wondering, adding fruit, yogurt, nut butter, and other ingredients to your protein shake is more challenging, but still possible. What you need to do is chop the solid ingredients into small pieces, add a few ice cubes, and shake for an extra 1-2 minutes. The ice cubes will help break up any clumps.

Ideally, you would use soft fruits like raspberries. Mashing the fruit with a fork before adding it to your protein shake can help speed up the process. This is an imperfect solution, but works in a pinch! 

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