So on my quest to lead a healthier lifestyle, I’ve been meaning to make more fruit smoothies as a way to get in some of my 5 a day. Smoothies seem like a great idea to cram in all the goodness into one drink, and it would be so convenient too! Just chuck in some fruit, pour in the milk, whizz it all up and you’re good to go!
I bought a blender years ago and probably have only used it twice, because I just don’t have the time to be chopping fruit and blending it up and then having to wash up the equipment afterwards. Sometimes I don’t even know what fruit or veg to use that would make a good smoothie combination.
That is until The Honestly Good Smoothie Co contacted me about trying out their pre-packed smoothie pouches, which are hand-prepared and 100% organic. They are designed for people who live busy lives but still want to maintain a healthy lifestyle, so they take away all the fuss and deliver the smoothie kits straight to your door. They can be stored in the freezer until you need to use them.
[ This post is sponsored by The Honestly Good Smoothie Co ]
Variety of Smoothies:
They have different boxes to choose from, and I went for the Variety Box which has a mix of fruit and veg in all their pouches, offering maximum variety. It came with 5 pouches of different smoothie combinations – I received the Choc Banana Sundae, The Self Defence One, Mai Chai, The Bee-nefit One and The Whirling Dervish. Each pouch is designed to make a full pint of smoothie when mixed with liquid.
I tried the Choc Banana Sundae first which contained banana (obviously), apple, blueberry, avocado with cacao nibs, coconut & red maca root. The best part is that all the chopping has been done for you, you just simply add the contents into your blender, add some liquid (I like to use almond milk) and blend away.
This particular combination is meant to strengthen the immune system, reduce blood pressure, is anti-inflammatory and protects heart health, amongst many other health benefits.
Once mixed with the almond milk, the smoothie was pretty thick, so I’d definitely add more liquid (it recommended adding 300ml but I’d add more if you want it to be less viscous). It came out a lovely purple colour, and it was creamy and fruity with hints of chocolate, which tasted pretty good!
The Honestly Good Smoothie Co is a great solution for those busy days when you don’t have time to shop and prepare your fruit and veg, or you just fancy a nice, fresh smoothie but don’t want the hassle of washing, peeling and chopping ingredients every morning! I’d definitely recommend these smoothie kits as they are just so convenient for on-the-go and can even make for a good healthy snack. It also takes away the guess work of which flavours will compliment each other as they’re already pre-prepared for you, and is a great way to get more fruit and veg into your diet!
Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by The Honestly Good Smoothie Co. and the smoothie box was kindly gifted. All opinions are my own as always.