The House of Fraser is on a mission to get us all fitter for summer and enjoying the benefits of a healthy smoothie – one you make yourself, not a shop-bought one packed with sugar and other unhealthy things.
They threw down the gauntlet to the Hobbis Household and sent us a Kenwood Smoothie To Go Blender to create a House of Fraser themed smoothie.
Now as you know I am a complete whizz in the kitchen and resisting the urge to do something creative with strawberries and banana, my eye fell on my latest cookery tome “Eat Well For Less” from the BBC TV series of the same name.
How is this relevant you cry? Well, if you want to get maximum value for your budget in all departments, House of Fraser is a very good place to look. Their focus has always been on accessible quality for families.
Our Kenwood Smoothie To Go Blender is a real workhorse of a gadget. It is sturdily built and everything assembles easily with just one click. It can grind spices and quickly create smoothies, soups and sauces with its 350W motor which has 2 blending speeds and a pulse function.
It comes with a 1-litre plastic goblet, a separate mill for spices, herbs, nuts and coffee beans and a smoothie to go goblet ideal for fresh smoothies on the go. The plastic parts are dishwasher safe and the blender comes with a 1-year guarantee. It currently retails at £39.99. However, other bullet blenders also look pretty interesting.
We chose to make Gregg and Chris’s Breakfast Smoothie.
500 ml semi-skimmed milk
2 tbsp mixed frozen fruit (just choose your favourite)
2 tbsp blanched almonds
2 tbsp rolled oats
1 tsp runny honey
Combine ingredients in the blending goblet and whizz until smooth.
Makes enough for 2 smoothies.
The Smoothie To Go Goblet comfortably took the full amount of smoothie and fits nicely in the fridge so you could just prepare the night before and grab it on your way out of the door in the morning.
House of Fraser has a wide range of blenders and kitchen gadgets to choose from but I’m sticking with my Kenwood. Simple to use, easy to clean and even I can work out how to put it together!
Now to create my strawberry and banana special…