5 Super Healthy and Cold Busting Smoothies using the Breville Blend-Active Family Pack – Product Review

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5 Super Healthy and Cold Busting Smoothies using the Breville Blend-Active Family Pack – Product Review
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Motherhood Diaries was gifted an awesome [easyazon_link identifier=”B00KM15WKA” locale=”UK” nw=”y” nf=”y” tag=”motherho-21″ cart=”y” cloak=”y” localize=”y” popups=”y”]Breville Blend-Active Family Pack[/easyazon_link]Breville Blend-Active Family Pack, which is a nifty little blender that comes with a selection of bottles that you can blend your ingredients in and drink on-the-go. There are various different sizes to suit people, large and small, and the travel-sized blender is small enough take with you anywhere. Perfect for blending on-the-go!

Breville Blend Active Family Pack - fruits and veg - motherhooddiaries

Breville Blend-Active’s Website and Social Networking Sites:

Website:    http://www.breville.co.uk


Facebook:    https://www.facebook.com/BrevilleUK

Twitter:    https://twitter.com/brevilleuk

YouTube:    https://www.youtube.com/user/UKbreville

Pinterest:    http://www.pinterest.com/brevilleuk/

So, what is the Breville Blend-Active Family Pack about?

The [easyazon_link identifier=”B00KM15WKA” locale=”UK” nw=”y” nf=”y” tag=”motherho-21″ cart=”y” cloak=”y” localize=”y” popups=”y”]Breville Blend-Active Family Pack[/easyazon_link] is a blender, complete with the following:

  • Motor unit
  • Blade assembly
  • 2 x 600ml bottles
  • 2 x 300ml bottles
  • Sports-style resealable lids

Each of the blender bottles is made from Eastman Tritan copolyester which is a durable BPA-free, odour, taste and stain resistant material used for manufacturing sports bottles and able to withstand extreme use and repeated dishwasher cleaning.

It’s super easy to use the blender. Just connect the blade to any one of the supplied bottles, filled with your smoothie ingredients and click it to the blender. There is a ‘blend’ button on the front of the blender that, when pressed quickly, the blades burst through the ingredients, and when held down, the blade spins continuously.

I was very impressed that the blender also crushes ice, which meant I could add ice to my smoothies without the fear of them blunting the blades. I love how travel-sized the blender itself is and that the bottles are literally fresh and ready to take away with you wherever you go.

How much does the Breville Blend-Active Family Pack cost and where can you buy it?

The recommended retail price is £40.00, but you can currently buy the Family Pack on sale from Breville’s own website for £29.99 – Bargain!

Reviewers:

Pretty much the whole of my family, including my mum, dad and siblings!

Recipes:

Breville Blend Active Family Pack - Fruits and vegetables - motherhooddiaries

So, armed with lots of fruit and veg and, of course, the [easyazon_link identifier=”B00DGLUW4E” locale=”UK” nw=”y” nf=”y” tag=”motherho-21″ cart=”y” cloak=”y” localize=”y” popups=”y”]Breville Blend-Active[/easyazon_link], I set about creating 5 very healthy smoothies, which are perfect for on-the-go and for the upcoming cold winter months!

5-a-day Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 200ml Milk
  • 2 ice cubes
  • Handful of baby spinach
  • Large handful of raspberries
  • 1 Apple
  • 1 Kiwi
  • 2 squirts of honey
  • 1 peach
5-a-day smoothie - Breville blend active - motherhooddiaries

5 a day smoothie - Breville Blend Active - motherhooddiaries

Breville Blend Active 5 a day smoothie - motherhooddiaries

The result

A rich and full-flavoured smoothie, with a berry punch. It certainly felt like I was drinking a meal!

Citrus Smoothie

Ingredients

  • Juice of half a lemon
  • Squirt of honey
  • ½ orange
  • 1 kiwi
  • 2 ice cubes
  • ½ Avocado
Citrus smoothie - Breville Blend Active - motherhooddiaries

Citrus smoothie - motherhooddiaries - breville blend active

The result

My favourite of the bunch. I love how the zingy lemon shines through, complemented beautifully by the sweetness of the kiwi and honey.

Cold Busting Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 1 Kiwi
  • 1 Apple
  • 1 Carrot
  • 1 Celery
  • ½ orange
  • 1 tsp grated ginger
  • ½ lemon juice
  • Couple squirts of honey
  • Handful of pineapple
  • Handful of Cherries
  • Handful of spinach
  • Handful of blueberries
Cold busting smoothie - breville blend active - motherhooddiaries

Cold busting smoothie - Breville blend active - motherhooddiaries

Breville Blend active smoothie - motherhooddiaries - cold busting smoothie

The result

A great bug-busting, cold-fighting energy drink, which really spruced me up. Perfect for after a gruelling workout or as a breakfast smoothie. Be careful not to overdo it on the ginger!

Green Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 1 Apple
  • 1 Celery Stick
  • 3 inches of cucumber
  • 8 ice cubes
  • Handful spinach
  • ½ Avocado
  • Honey to taste
Green smoothie - breville blend active - motherhooddiaries

Green smoothie - Breville blend active- motherhooddiaries

Green smoothie - brevillel blend active - motherhooddiaries

The result

A nice, light and sweet smoothie that feels healthy and is easy on the stomach.

Fruit Milkshake

Ingredients

  • 1 Banana
  • 200ml Natural Yoghurt
  • 20 Blueberries
  • 10 Blackberries
  • 10 Raspberries
  • ½ Mango
Fruit milkshake - breville blend active - motherhooddiaries

The result

Very fresh and sweet. Bananas are just the perfect sweet little alternative to sugar.

Free Infographic!

I have created an infographic of the smoothie recipes for you to print out and stick to your fridge, so you are filled with nutritious goodness every day of the week. Enjoy!

What did I like most about [easyazon_link identifier=”B00KM15WKA” locale=”UK” nw=”y” nf=”y” tag=”motherho-21″ cart=”y” cloak=”y” localize=”y” popups=”y”]Breville Blend-Active Family Pack[/easyazon_link]?

What’s not to like? Let me list the benefits out for you:

  • You get one travel-sized and very nifty blender with a blade sharp enough to crush ice.
  • You can fit tons of food ingredients into the 600ml bottle (just check out my ‘Cold Busting Smoothie’ ingredient list!) and the smoothie comes out (excuse the pun) smooth!

What to watch out for:

My belly was full of fruit and veg after that creating and tasting smoothie session and I ended up becoming quite bloated and uncomfortable. Perhaps, one smoothie (or two) a day is enough when you can fit as many ingredients into these bottles as I could!

Other points to note:

The Blend-Active Family Pack comes with 4 bottles and can be used to crush ice too! (I know, I’ve already said that). But, for £29.99? That’s cheap as chips!

Also, the instruction manual lists some awesome smoothie recipes of its own (pages 9 to 10), so it’s worth checking those out, along with the tips on how to create great smoothies generally.

For more information on juicing and juicers visit the links below:

https://www.consumerreports.org/nutrition-healthy-eating/green-juice-not-healthy/

Rating:

5 out of 5

5 out of 5 – Cheap, high quality and super fun to use. I would definitely recommend the [easyazon_link identifier=”B00KM15WKA” locale=”UK” nw=”y” nf=”y” tag=”motherho-21″ cart=”y” cloak=”y” localize=”y” popups=”y”]Breville Blend-Active Family Pack[/easyazon_link] to families who want to live healthier. The pack also comes with more than enough bottles for the whole family to enjoy. Just watch your weekly shop increase in price after buying all that fruit and veg to play with…

Leyla Preston (604 Posts)

Leyla Preston is the owner and Editor of Motherhood Diaries global magazine for parents. Leyla is a busy mother of two even busier boys; Aron, 8, and Aidan, 7. When Leyla isn’t feeding, managing a gazillion tasks or cleaning the infinite mess at home, she is busy working on this magazine and a new cooking channel coming very soon – no rest for the wicked!You can follow Leyla on Twitter (@M_Diaries) or join the busy Motherhood Diaries Facebook group where all mums get together and share stories and solutions with one another: https://www.facebook.com//groups/motherhooddiaries/


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