Saturday, 10 January 2015

Blend Active | Mini Review and Favourite Recipes

So are we all on a little January fitness slurge then? Back in Novemver I was gifted the Blend Active Blender by Breville for my birthday and ever since we've been very good friends. I'm writing this now because I think it will help a lot of you out if you're looking for a very decent blender for a low amount of money. Right now (and it has been for quite a while actually) you can pick this up on amazon for £20.00 exactly and with free delivery if you live in the UK, check it out here. Anyways, it does everything I want it to do, it creates a smooth juice or smoothie, it crushes ice and leaves everything lump free. It's really quick to use on a morning as you just can grab one of the 600ml bottles and screw it onto the blending cap ones all of your goodness is inside and then pop it onto your blender a wizz it up with the one touch blending system. This stood out to me over every other blender purely because it's to easy to clean, it takes a matter or seconds to wash the stainless steel blades and bottles also rinse with ease once you are done. 

In all honesty, I don't know what changes/if any they have made to my weight because I don't really weigh my self (Woops) but I have definitely noticed a change in my skin. Over Christmas I binged, I ate crappy foods, I didn't consider what I was consuming at all. It was trifle for breakfast, chocolate pudding for dinner and icecream and jelly for tea (I'm from the north, it's never been breakfast, lunch and dinner, Sowwie ) So yep as a result my skin was like no, as a punishment you will get breakouts and I did. *Cries*. Since January I've been getting my vitamins again and my skin is so much more clear. 
If you're like me and sometimes cramming fruit and veg is a struggle smoothies and juices can be the answer. When I realised how easy it is to make them, I dont think I would ever buy one again. I'm going to share with you all some of my favourite ones. First up is a combo of Mango, Pineapple and Blueberrys and it's delicious. I just add them all to one of the cups in any order and blend until smooth. This is one of those smoothies that is bound to be quite thick because of the ingredience so I just go ahead and add as my ice cubes as I feel like that morning.

Another favourite, especially for mornings is my banana and money smoothie. To be prepared for morning I freeze chopped banana in a freezer bag and then in the morning I pop this into my blender. I then go ahead and add some greek yoghurt, it's my fave mmm. Then I add a little honey and blend that all up. Because the banana is frozen there is no need for ice to chill. Delicious and filling for breakfast.

Finally, a handful of blueberrys,one banana and milk, again super simple. For this one I add two bananas, a hand full of blueberrys or/and raspberrys if I have them in and some low fat milk of your choice (If I was allergic to nuts, I imagine Almond would be amaze). I blend that all up and I add whole ice and Just crush lightly in the blender

 let me know your favourite recipes! 


  1. I'm the exact same, over Christmas I ate so much rubbish and my skin went haywire. I received the Breville as a gift and started using it the start of January and I can even see the difference it's making to my skin. Current fave smoothie at the moment is 1 banana, mix of frozen strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, cherries, greek yogurt, honey & pineapple and pomegranate juice :) It's definitely great at keeping me full and stops me picking at the left over Christmas chocolate :') x

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  3. I got this blender just before January and it's become something of constant use. I definitely notice an improvement in my skin since beginning my journey and try to make one a day at least :) if you don't want a thick smoothie add some water! :) x