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Smoothie maker or similar!?

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Artyfarty555 Sat 20-May-17 20:17:22

My son is keen for me to buy a smoothie maker, possibly just another teenage fad but after looking at the cost of bottles smoothies in supermarkets it may be a good idea?!!? I don't want to spend lots of money as I'm not sure we'll even be bothered to do the recipes?! Any suggestions on a maker and on any easy fab , healthy recipes. Thanks

NannyR Sat 20-May-17 20:22:01

Any decent blender would make a smoothie, it doesn't have to be a specific smoothie maker and it would be more versatile as you could use it for other foods/recipes too. You could buy a travel beaker with a lid to decant the smoothie into.

MrsLJ2014 Sat 20-May-17 22:02:21

I really like my smoothie to go as it makes it straight in to the cup which I can just lift off.

ComeTheFuck0nBridget Sat 20-May-17 22:09:23

I use an immersion blender to make mine in. We have an actual smoothie maker but the problem with some of them, especially the cheap ones, is they can not really blend it until it's smooth, it ends up a bit grainy

oldkeywest Sat 20-May-17 22:09:37

We have a great smoothie maker - Breville Blend Active Blender - on sale for £23 in Debenhams just now. So easy to use - just chuck in some fresh or frozen fruit, or veg / ice / fruit juice / sometimes yoghurt or icecream. Once blended you just pop on the drinking lid so not much washing up either. I read someone's review on it which said they preferred it to the Nutribullet which is over £100.

Artyfarty555 Sat 20-May-17 22:38:34

Just ordered the one from Debenhams, seems a good price and great reviews. Thanks , just hoping the clink and collect £5 voucher is still available! Xx

oldkeywest Sat 20-May-17 22:51:46

Great, i think you'll be pleased with it. My kids love it and find it easy to make smoothies themselves with it.

Artyfarty555 Sat 20-May-17 22:58:02

Do you use only fruit, like bananas, strawberries and frozen mixed berries mix or more adventurous with kale etc, the smoothie that l bought today apparently had broccoli and kale in it with pears, apples and something else. It tasted great but ingredients are a bit odd. I'd like to have a go at really healthy ones as l suspect son will put ice cream and chocolate sauce in with everything!!!

Shockers Sat 20-May-17 23:03:00

DS bought me a nutri bullet for Christmas; it's great.

oldkeywest Sat 20-May-17 23:19:25

Yes some are more like desserts arent they! I try to steer clear of the icecream ones but we do use mostly fruit. I think if you mix the kale or carrots etc with some fruit your son might not even notice.

milkysmum Mon 29-May-17 10:16:32

The breville blend one is brilliant! We use ours everyday and because you blend straight in the drinking bottle it means everyone can have the type they like with no fuss. I love love my green smoothie which is spinach, cucumber, Apple or pineapple with almond milk smile

Artyfarty555 Mon 29-May-17 13:52:38

Milky, sounds an interesting mix! I did buy some kale to use with something!? It's still in the fridge at the moment trying to decide what to put with it. But the Breville is great. Used mainly frozen berries,bananas,yogurt and milk. When the pears have ripened I'll use them. It's easy to use and clean,however my son still seems allergic to washing up. Fab buy xxx

partimelover Mon 29-May-17 16:01:17

I've got a Breville had it for about two years now, I just love it. I use it everyday! Quick and easy to make a range of smoothies. Great for blitzing hard & soft items alike. Frozen berries are whizzed up quickly & effortlessly. A quick rinse under the tap once used is all it needs. I can not recommend it more highly & at a fraction of the cost of many other brands.

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