We all love smoothies. My children also love milkshakes.
Normally, all I do is stir a bit of chocolate sauce into their milk and top it with whipped cream as I don’t really want to take the trouble to take out my blender and whip this up as my blender is quite large and is stored inside my kitchen cupboard.
This however soon changed when I was sent the Breville Blend-Active Family Pack to try out.
The pack contains –
- Personal blender
- 2 x 600 ml portable bottles
- 2 x 300 ml portable bottles
The personal blender is the perfect size for a kitchen top as it is not bulky. I have it on my kitchen top always because it is so easy to use and I use it very often.
The bottles are made of Tritan copolyester and are BPA free. They are also shatter and odour resistant.
The blender works like this. You pop all your ingredients into the bottle and then screw in the blade. Turn it upside down (yes, you read it right) and secure it onto the blender. To do this you match the mark on the blender with the one on the blade and push down and twist. Make sure you don’t try to unscrew the bottle as well, as you may have guessed – all the smoothie will be over the counter top.
I was a bit sceptical about turning the bottle upside down and then again when I needed to take it off the blender but I need not have worried. It is really easy to do. As I said all you need to do is push down and twist the right way to either secure or remove.
I really liked having the extra bottles. In a family, there are bound to be different likes and dislikes and though I try not to let the children be picky, there are some products that just may not agree with some. I am also happy that I can give the kids a choice. So if one wants a strawberry smoothie and the other wants a banana smoothie – it’s just a question of using separate bottles. No more having to wash a bulky blender (Not that I could be bothered to do that anyway – they all got chocolate!!)
The best part is that once you have your smoothie ready, all you need to do is to pop on the lid and then it’s easy to carry along with you. The thick drinking spout on the lid makes it easy for thicker smoothies to go down a treat.
The Blend Active is great for smoothies, shakes, protein drinks and even crushing ice or chopping nuts and fruit.
Do remember that you need to be careful that you do not blend for more than 30 seconds at one go before resting for a minute. Although, this small but powerful machine blends in seconds so you do not really need to use it for long.
I have used both fresh and frozen fruit to make smoothies and they have come out really well. The children no longer get the mixed version of chocolate milk but the super tasty blended one. And yes, there is a marked difference in taste.
I LOVE the Breville Blend Active. I highly recommend it to all families and individuals. The product is an inexpensive but lovely product and gets full marks for design, ease of use and price.
This model is priced at £39.99 and is excellent value for money. You can even purchase models with one bottle (£25.00) or two bottles (£29.99). There are some deals on at the moment so grab it whilst available.
Disclaimer: I was sent the above product for an honest review. All ideas and opinions are my own.