Slick, Fun Snackware for Folks on the Go

GOSTAK® containers filled with smoothie
Photo: Zachari Breeding, MS, RDN, LDN, FAND

Products reviewed: Whiskware Mid-Size Stackable Snacking Containers, BlenderBottle GOSTAK® and BlenderBottle Radian® Insulated Stainless Steel shaker

If you lead a fast-paced life during the work week, keeping up with your nutrition can seem like a daunting task. Making snacks and smoothies on-the-go is a great way to curb your appetite during the day and fuel up before a workout. Either way, these containers come to the rescue.

BlenderBottle has been around for some time, and most people find it useful for mixing liquids with protein powders for post-workout recovery. I received the insulated 26-ounce version known as the Radian, which helps keep items colder longer, so I used organic soy milk as the base for my smoothie and added mashed berries and freeze-fried fruits and vegetables — see recipe below.This smoothie is great not only for exercise recovery, but also for those who skip breakfast, require additional calories or need a pick-me-up during the 3 p.m. slump. As expected, the cage inside the bottle known as the BlenderBall® wire whisk does an amazing job mixing everything together into a smooth liquid. And drinking while moving was a breeze since there is a removable strap that connects the lid to the bottle.

Both the three-container Whiskware and four-container GOSTAK® products are stackable, which makes deciding what snacks to put in them fun. Be warned, however — make sure you hold the lid of the container below the one you wish to remove or untwisting can result in quite a mess. Portion control is super easy with the translucent containers and makes daily nutrition a little simpler.  I even marked mine, which cut time out of measuring dips such as hummus or powder for my BlenderBottle® smoothie. Finally, both have removable top handles that make it easy to carry the containers around either by hand or by strapping to a backpack or gym bag.


 Superfruit and Greens Protein Smoothie

Makes 1 serving

Ingredients

  • ½ cup frozen mixed berries, thawed and mashed
  • 1 18-gram scoop whey protein isolate powder
  • 3 tablespoons freeze dried greens (kale, watercress, spinach, nettle, wheat grass)
  • 4 teaspoons freeze-dried acai berries
  • 1½ cups organic unsweetened soy milk

Directions

Combine all ingredients in BlenderBottle® and shake well.

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Zach Breeding, MS, RDN, LDN, FAND, is a Philadelphia-based registered dietitian nutritionist, professional chef and Clinical Nutrition Manager for The Sage: Nutritious Solutions. He is the author of The Slice Plan: An Integrative Approach to a Healthy Lifestyle and a Better You. Connect with Zach on his website, Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.