The old range are not that easy in the shaker and I think that's why they taste watery. I'm sure they'd be fine in a blender. The new ones are really easy to mix in the shaker which is probably why I like them. A friend has LL ones and they're easy to mix up in the shaker too. The CD ones I had were awful to mix in the shaker. I ended up having to crush the lumps against the side of the shaker with a spoon. Ick!