In an effort to lose weight this year, I’ve stopped drinking Red Bull, cut down on the huge quantities of Diet Coke, stopped eating chocolate bars, and crisps daily….and started to eat daily breakfast!, and to help with breakfast…
I’ve purchased a new gadget, it’s called the Breville Active Blend blender, available from Tescos here, if you can find one, as they seem to be running Out of Stock, as the “New Year Resolution Get Fit Brigade De-Tox for the New Year!”
My Nan use to call them - Liquidisers, the modern name is Blender!
The real benefit of the Breville Active Blend , is you blend in the drinking bottle, so there is very little washing up,
- Just add the fruit and liquid to the drinking bottle
- Screw on the stainless steel cutting blades cap
- Whiz the blender for a 1 minute
- Remove the stainless steel cutting blades, run under hot water to clean.
- Screw on the drinking bottle cap
- Go to work, your done!
Some recipes I’ve been trying out
Green Tea, Spinach & Grape Smoothie
- 300ml green tea
- Handful spinach
- ½ avocado
- 2 tbsp honey
- Bunch green grapes
Beetroot, Pomegranate & Pineapple Smoothie
- 250ml pomegranate juice
- 250ml orange juice
- Fresh Pineapple
- 1 beetroot
- Handful ice
Spinach, Celery and Apple Smoothie
- 300ml Chilled apple juice
- 1 Stick of celery, chopped
- 1 Small apple, cored and chopped
- 1 tbsp Freshly squeezed lime juice, or to taste
- 1 Handful of spinach leaves
If you are thinking or purchasing one, remember the additional bottles will cost £10.00 each from Breville direct, if you need more than a single bottle!
there are three versions of the product
Blend-Active® Single Bottle, Product Code: VBL075-01 - RRP £25, available for around £17.50 online.
Blend-Active® with 2 600ml Bottles , Product Code: VBL062-01 - RRP £29, available for around £25 online.
Blend-Active® Family Pack with 2 600ml Bottles, and 2 300 ml Bottles, Product Code: VBL096-01 - RRP £40, available for around £29 online.
(the family pack has the added value of 2 x 600ml and 2 x 300ml bottles, the 300ml bottles are not available separately!)
Blend-Active® 600ml Spare or Replacement Bottle , Product Code: VBL106-01 - RRP £10.
Andy’s Comment, it’s fun, and I get to eat more fruit on the go! The longest part of preparation is cutting up the fruit! Five Stars!