The art of using your insulated bottle in winter

In winter, when the cold and the gray sky make us depressed on the couch, the best remedy against winter fatigue is to get some fresh air. At the first rays of the sun, we go to freshen the head, with in his bag a thermos bottle filled with a delicious hot drink. All our tips for enjoying winter with insulated bottles!
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Which insulated container to choose?

If you do not have a thermos stored at the bottom of a closet, the first thing to do is to find the insulated bottle you need. To begin, choose the right capacity: from the individual mug called tumbler to the thermos XXL for large families, through mini-bottles, gourds for sports, models with integrated cups and insulated containers for soups and small dishes, you will be spoiled for choice.
On the material side, heavier metal insulated bottles keep beverages warmer than plastic bottles, which are more likely to keep hot coffee at home or in the office. Hermetic plugs and double-walled steel are also preferred for perfect insulation.
Finally, on the deco side, many mark play the card of design and originality. From the sublime copper-clad steel bottle to the flamingo thermos, there’s something for everyone!
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What to put in its thermos bottle?

So that your insulated bottle becomes your best ally to cross the winter, it will be necessary to think to vary the recipes. In addition to tea and coffee, which both warm up and wake up at the same time, all the hot drinks are carried away.For a family outing, prepare for example a hot chocolate by melting half a plate of chocolate pastry on low heat in a saucepan with a few drops of milk, then when the dough is liquid, add a liter of milk and cook for five minutes before bottling. For a forest walk with friends, prepare a thermos of Moroccan mint tea with green tea, fresh leaves and sugar and a thermos of coffee, with the sugars apart.
For a light and comforting lunch, fill your insulated bottle with a light soup or vegetable broth: delicious in the cold. More original, the apple juice and hot orange juice are always so successful: heat the juices over low heat in a saucepan, and add to your taste honey, cinnamon, ginger, a dash of lemon green or nutmeg …. Finally, to be at the heart of the trend while stimulating its immune defenses, opt for a “golden milk” by mixing with a hot almond milk or a lemon squeezed turmeric powder, black pepper, slices of fresh ginger, cinnamon and honey.A golden recipe!
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How to maintain your insulated bottle?

Once your first thermo outlet has been successfully completed, do not forget to clean your bottle to not only wash it, but especially to deodorize it. Because nothing is worse than a green tea that smells of coffee … except perhaps the coffee that smells of tea. On the way back, fill the bottle with hot water, add a large tablespoon of baking soda and let it work for two hours or overnight. In case of a trace of coffee, proceed in the same way by adding a small glass of white vinegar, then rinse well. Your thermos will be like new and ready to accompany you until spring … Before returning to service this summer to bring your cold drinks, gazpachos and frozen smoothies!
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