Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Smooth, Yes. Criminal? No.

In a recent post, I mentioned how much I wanted a personal Smoothie Maker, namely, a Kenwood Smoothie2Go. Well I went one better and got a Breville Blend Active. This thing is fast becoming my favorite kitchen appliance. To start with, I've decided to do a 3 day Detox and see what happens from there.

The best way to look beautiful on the outside is to put good stuff inside!

Source: Amazon
The Blender Itself: It's a tiny base unit with one button, two bottles with two lids and a blender blade. The blender blade screws in at the bottom of the bottles, and this means you can make enough for one without dirtying a whole blender and a travel cup.

I am in love!

It's so handy and it makes taking in veg and fruit so easy. I can throw in a few strawberries, a handful of frozen blueberries, some orange juice, a banana and whizz it up. In fact, within two days of having the thing, I have gone through 4 bananas, a punnet of strawberries, a punnet of raspberries as well as also making a start on a tub of frozen pineapple, frozen blueberries and buying a heap more green veg! It's so easy to make a smoothie full of good stuff and the stuff you might not like all whizzed up together, because the flavors of fruit overpower the flavors of veg!

Source: Twenga
It's also worth mentioning that the blades and wattage in this blender are capable of crushing ice, so frozen fruit is no problem for it.

Current Favourite Combos:

  • Apple and Spinach with Apple Juice. Spirulina would be awesome in this too, but I hadn't any.
  • Strawberry and Oats with Lactose Free Milk for a filling lactose free milkshake.
  • Orange and Pineapple. Raspberries would rock too.
  • Strawberry, Orange, Banana

I am dying to try blending up tomatoes and making my own tomato soup, a la Free-lee the Banana Girl on YouTube. Blenders like this don't have to be only for smoothies folks!

You can pick this model up in Tesco for €40, or buy it on Amazon.

So, what do you think?
Would you invest in a Breville Blend Active?