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101 Affordable Gifts for Gym and Fitness Fanatics

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NUTRITION

77. UMORO SHAKER BOTTLE

umoro shaker bottle

The Umoro shaker bottle is an ingenious product.

It has a compartment in the lid in which you can store your protein powder (or other supplement). Up to 50g can be stored.

The powder is then deployed into the bottle with the push of a button. This means that you can store your protein while you use the shaker as a water bottle. When you are ready for a hit of protein post workout, simply push the button to release the contents of the compartment.

With the Umoro two-in-one shaker bottle, you will only ever need to take one bottle to the gym!

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78. California Home Goods 3 Compartment Reusable Food Storage Containers – Set of 10

California food containers

A portion controlled bento box is a great gift for those who like to plan their meals and are careful to ensure they hit their nutritional requirements exactly. This makes it a fantastic present for bodybuilders, especially those who are on a strict diet and obsessed with counting their macronutrients.

It is also an ideal if you are looking to shed a few pounds. The portion controlled segments help to limit overeating.

The California Home Goods containers are a best seller on Amazon. It is easy to see why. They are smart, useful and practical (microwave and freezer safe). In addition, California Home Goods are so sure of the quality of their products that they offer a lifetime guarantee!

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79. PROMiXX Blender Bottle

promixx blender bottle

PROMiXX is a powerful battery-operated vortex mixer that is perfect for blending your protein shakes.

It is capable of over 12,000RPM, which means that it is able to blend even the most stubborn of ingredients.

See it in action here.

The motor at the bottom of the bottle is detachable should you just want to carry it around and use it like a regular flask.

A further advantage of the PROMiXX is its self-cleaning capability. All you need to do is add water and a drop or two of detergent then switch the bottle on.

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80. Zint Xylitol: All-Natural Sweetener and Sugar Substitute (5 lbs)

xylitol

If you are trying to avoid or minimize your consumption of sugar, xylitol could be the answer to your prayers.

It looks and tastes tastes just like sugar. But it has 40% fewer calories and 75% fewer carbs, making it a much healthier alternative.

A study in laboratory rats that compared xylitol to other artificial sweeteners found that xylitol had fewer or no side effects. It was also found to have fewer calories than sucrose (table sugar).

Xylitol would certainly make a great gift for nutrition nuts and anyone on a diet plan.

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81. Infuser Water Bottle

water bottle infuser for the gym

Anyone interested in fitness knows how important it is to drink a lot of water and keep hydrated.

There are loads of benefits. Water increases your metabolism, promotes proper organ funcitoning and even helps you fill more full so you eat less.

However, drinking water all day can, frankly, get a bit boring. Thankfully, an infuser bottle solves this problem. It allows you to add your choice of fruit (or whatever else you want to add) into the infuser sleeve within the bottle. The flavours then seep into the water, producing a delicious drink. This will ensure you will enjoy drinking water throughout the day.

The infuser bottle we have chosen has a flip top spout, making it perfect for use at the gym or during sports.

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82. GU Original Sports Nutrition Energy Gel, Salted Caramel

gu energy gel gift

Energy gels offer a concentrated source of energy. This makes them ideal for replacing lost energy whilst exercising and racing. Most Energy Gels are based on maltodextrin. This provides glucose directly to your bloodstream and also provides an easily absorb-able form of carbohydrate.

As energy gels are effectively concentrated energy drinks, they need to be taken with water.

GU Energy Gel is one of the most well known and reputable brands selling energy gels. Each packet of Gu gel contains 450mg of amino acids, 100 calories, and at least 21g of carbs. Please bear in mind that some of the flavours sold by GU include caffeine.

GU Energy states that the branched-chain amino acids contained in the gel limit muscle fibre damage and increase the speed of recovery. In addition, the electrolytes help to maintain water balance.

If you train intensely for long periods, then GU Energy gels could well be a game changer for your performance!

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83. Quest Nutrition Protein Bar (12 bars)

quest bar

You can never have enough protein, which is why these Quest bars will always go down well.

Protein bars are a great snack as they are usually low in sugar and have a high protein content. I personally find them much more convenient than making a protein shake. You can take them with you to the office or the gym and can keep them in your gym bag or desk until needed.

Packed with 21 grams of protein in each bar, these are great for helping to build muscle. They also have 4g of net carbs and are 190cal.

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84. Barney Butter Smooth Almond Butter, 16-Ounce Jars (Pack of 3)

almond butter gift

Peanut butter is a favorite of athletes and bodybuilders due to its high protein content. However, few people seem to know about almond butter, which frankly is a better alternative (at least on a strictly nutritional basis). It is also an absolute treat for those with peanut allergies.

Barney Butter seem to have mastered the art of making almond butter. Their product does not need to be stirred or refrigerated. It is gluten free, and does not contain any trans fats or hydrogenated oils. If that wasn’t enough, it has only half the saturated fat of peanut butter making it a treat that is both delicious and healthy.

The main downside to almond butter is usually its price; however, you can get 3 x 16 ounce jars for only $32.85 on Amazon. At that price, there is no excuse not to try it.

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85. Brooklyn Biltong (16oz)

brooklyn biltong

Biltong is the South African version of beef jerky. It tends to be more tender than traditional jerky and has a pure beef flavor.

If you are looking for a protein rich, savory snack to pick at during the day, then you would struggle to do better than biltong.

Brooklyn Biltong is made from grass fed beef and contains approx. 12 grams of protein per 1 oz (28.3 gram) serving. It is healthier than many store bought beef jerky brands as it doesn’t contain nitrates, unnatural preservatives or added sugar.

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86. The Ultimate Protein Powder Cookbook: Think Outside the Shake

ultimate protein cookbook

 

For most of us, protein powder is only used for making basic shakes. Whilst there is nothing wrong with that (it does the job), we are clearly missing out on a huge number of other delicious ways to use protein.

The Ultimate Protein Powder Cookbook brings to light more than 150 recipes for protein powder, giving you plenty of other things to do with your protein than simply throwing it into your blender every morning. The author, Anna Sward, shows you how to include protein powder in pancakes, pizza, breads, muffins, quiches and cookies. Armed with this, you will never need to worry about finding dishes that meet your protein content requirements.

This is a great present for someone who consumes a lot of protein and enjoys exploring adventurous cooking recipes.

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87. Pumped Up Pancakes Mix, Buttermilk, 12 Ounce

pumped up pancakes

Perhaps the only way to improve on delicious fluffy pancakes is to add even more protein to them. If that’s something that appeals to you, then add Pumped Up Pancakes to your Christmas wish list.

Pumped Up Pancakes are packed with whole grain oats and provide 20 grams of high quality protein per serving, making it easier to reach your daily protein intake requirements.

If that wasn’t enough, they are virtually guilt free. No additional sugar is added, and each serving contains a decent amount of fibre, which will keep you feeling full for longer.

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88. Perfect Portions Digital Scale

perfect portion digital scale

The Perfect Portions digital scale is a great accessory for your kitchen. It’s not just a a high precision food scale, providing accuracy within .1 oz/1gm, it also doubles as a nutritional calculator.

The scale will help you to stay healthy by allowing you to see how many calories you are about to consume.  It is incredibly helpful for tracking your macros, making dieting that much easier.

It also allows you to access its built-in database which contains nutrition facts for 2,000 foods. You can input up to 99 custom entries yourself.

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