Our eldest daughter Amelie has recently started school in reception and suddenly I am not in control of one of her meals. As a petite child, who sometimes struggles with eating, not knowing what she’s eaten (if anything) for lunch is a bit of a worry.
Over the last week or two, I have been thinking much more about breakfasts and dinners. If she isn’t eating much at lunch I need to make sure what I am giving her at the mealtimes I can control is as nutritious, fun and importantly quick as possible!
As anyone with school children knows Autumn is also the start of the ‘back to school cold’, so getting more nutrients into all of the family is really important to me, we definitely need all the vitamins we can get at the moment!
If you’re a regular reader of my blog or Instagram you might know that we are Breville brand ambassadors this year and one of the products I have really enjoyed trying is the Breville Blend Active ColourMix Family Blender.
We didn’t have one before and I really don’t know why as it’s been a brilliant way for everyone in our family to incorporate healthier foods into our morning routines. It’s really encouraged me to think of new ways to use it both for me and for the girls, I’ve been doing a lot of research into the best smoothie recipes!
I’ve been trying to think about smoothie recipes that can be drunk on the go, so Amelie and I can take them on the school run and their Daddy will either take his smoothie to London or have it at home. The bottles have super-seal sports caps which is perfect when you have a four-year-old drinking on the move!
I’ve found a recipe that we really love and it’s a great way to get some vitamin C into everyone in these Winter months.
For a raspberry & cranberry smoothie you’ll need:
- 100ml cranberry juice
- half a punnet of raspberries
- 50ml milk
- 100ml natural yogurt
I would say this makes one smoothie each but vary the quantities per person as you’ll know how much they’ll usually drink.
First, you need to choose your size of bottle. Today I had Amelie helping me so we made two smoothies, one for me and one for her. I chose the bigger smoothie bottle and Amelie the smaller one. I love that the ColourMix family blender comes with four bottles and four lids meaning that all of us have a bottle. If you have a larger family you can buy additional bottles. It also comes with a standard blade, a whipping disc, and a juicer.
Then add your ingredients, which is really easy with the measuring guide on the side. Amelie enjoyed helping me put the raspberries into the bottle and helped spoon in some of the yogurt.
Then once everything is in your bottle, pop the lid on with the blade and pop on top of the blender, locking into place.
It really is so quick and easy, Amelie did all the blending and it was done in about 20-30 seconds. Once it’s blended, you take it off, choose your lid and off you go!
The Breville Blend Active ColourMix family blender is now a staple in our kitchen! Nick and I are really keen on making different smoothies and are trying lots of different ideas with the girls, some with much success than others!
You can check out the Breville Blend Active ColourMix family blender on their website and I would love to know if you have any favourite smoothie recipes?
*This post was sponsored by Breville as we are working with them as Brand ambassadors this year*