Posted on 29 Sep 2014
4 min read
What is a PROMiXX Vortex Mixer?
Well, it’s essentially a sports supplement shaker with an actual electronic mixer part which blends up your protein shakes at the push of a button.
Which, really, is as ridiculous as it sounds.
So of course I had to try one out – it would be rude not to!
You can tell from their website that the PROMiXX is branded as being a revolutionary product that you just simply have to buy if you drink protein shakes on a regular basis.
And I’m not going to lie, it seemed like a crock of shit when I was reading about it.
But I’ve actually been quite surprised with the product.
However the PROMiXX shaker is by no means cheap.
In fact, it’s going to set you back over £30 if you want to grab it with the ‘upgrade pack’ which includes an awesome USB rechargeable battery.
A little different from the £3 Maximuscle shaker I usually get from Tesco!
But that doesn’t blend up my protein for me – I have to use my pathetic hands for that.
Let’s start with the blender function.
Does it work well?
Actually, it really does.
Load up your liquid, stick the protein on top, close the lid, press the button, and boom, immediate smooth shake.
OK, so that bit is pretty obvious, that’s what you pay £30 for it to do.
But what’s different from the PROMiXX Vortex Shaker and a normal shaker is that it produces ridiculously smooth shakes.
We’re talking smoother than me down Wetherspoons Solihull on a Saturday night after 14 pints of Deuchars – i.e. really damn smooth.
This is probably due to the soft plastic used for the mixer element.
I don’t use the PROMiXX Shaker at the gym or out and about as it’s just simply not convenient enough.
I’d rather just use a shitty old shaker and bung it in my bag afterwards than faff about with a battery pack.
It also says it’s 100% leak proof, and that may be true when mixing and drinking, but I wouldn’t trust the little lid on the top to stay leak proof in my gym bag.
Where the shaker really becomes useful for me is at home in the kitchen.
I’ve started using it to mix up eggs for scrambled eggs or pancakes, mix up my greens in the morning, and blend up thick milkshakes like a boss.
If you regularly indulge in a protein dessert (such as this one from Bulk Powders that I reviewed recently) the PROMiXX Vortex will mix it up to an absolutely perfect consistency.
In fact, I’d say they might even want to release the product as a kitchen accessory at some point, maybe with a little redesign.
I have to say the quality of the PROMiXX Vortex Shaker is excellent.
Everything about it, from the presentation of the box to the branding, is really spot on.
The shaker itself is made from a solid kind of plastic, unlike any shaker cup I’ve used before.
This basically means that if you leave it in the sink without washing it up in the morning (which, let’s face it, we all do) it won’t smell like rotting egg farts when you come back from work.
Do you need to spend £18 on a shaker bottle?
But do you also need an iPhone 6 Plus eight months after getting an iPhone 5s?
This is a premium product and as such I wouldn’t recommend getting it over some decent omega 3s or whey protein if you’re bodybuilding on a budget.
But if you’ve got some cash to spare and fancy a treat, it’s pretty nifty around the kitchen.
The PROMiXX Vortex Shaker is a completely non-essential sports supplement product, but one that’s fun and good quality nonetheless.
You’d be happy to have it around, especially if you like your mass gaining shakes or protein desserts as smooth as possible.
You can usually get a good price on the PROMiXX Vortex Mixer by shopping here at Amazon.
Have you tried this newfangled shaker?
What’s the verdict?
Is it an important part of your gym regimen or as essential as the condom festering in Adrian Chiles’ wallet?
I look forward to hearing your thoughts in the comments section below!