Saturday, 7 February 2015

Breville Blend Active

One of my favourite things to have for breakfast, particularly in the week, is a smoothie. Quite often I'm running late, so I don't have time to sit down and eat a bowl of fruit and yoghurt, and a smoothie is the ideal way of packing all that in with more time to spare. I've had my Breville Blend Active since last summer and it's proved to be very handy indeed.

It comes with two sports bottles, so it's great for couples who want to share use of the blender - and it means washing up less often if you use it alone! It's so simple and quick to use. Just pop the ingredients of your smoothie into the sports bottle, screw on the blade attachment, and then lock that into place on the main unit. Press and hold the BLEND button for around 10 seconds, unlock and replace the blade attachment with one of the bottle lids, and hey presto you've got a smoothie to go!

Washing up is kept minimal too - all you need to clean is the bottles once you've used them and the small blade attachment. It's so small, it's really easy to store away in a cupboard, or if you want to leave it out on your worktop, it's not going to take up too much space.

You can be as creative as you want with recipes and really chuck in anything you fancy (as long as it's blendable!). I've found a really good book on Amazon for just £5.99 which includes a tonne of options, including those for weight loss and good health, as well as child friendly recipes. Some of my favourites are the most basic though, probably because they are purse friendly too! My all time favourite (pictured above) contains raspberries, strawberries, melon and a couple of tablespoons of fat free natural yoghurt. If I fancy getting my greens in I really like a combination of celery, cucumber and apples. It is worth bearing in mind though, if you follow a plan like Slimming World you do have to syn blended fruits, as they are no longer classed as "free" once blended.

The blender is really affordable too, with most supermarkets now selling it for just £20 - Asda currently have it in stock here. If you were thinking of getting one for the family, I've spotted a family pack on the Argos website, which costs £34.99 and comes with two childrens sized bottles too.

Have you tried the Breville Blend Active?


  1. I have only just gotten mine last week and I am already in love with it. I also hated yogurt...until 2 days ago lol - who knew natural yogurt was so yum haha. The only pet peeve I have...the bits in specific recipes - on Friday morning I made a ginger, apple, spinach, and carrots smoothie, the bits were just too much for me so had to strain it, think it was the carrots but it was uber tasty!!! I don't mind the bits sometimes in fact it's better in the more fruity smoothies but that combo was just too "bitty". Aside from that this blender I think is worth every penny!!!

    Jo xx


    1. I struggle with eating bits too! I tend to stick to combos that will be less "bitty" and make sure everythings chopped up a bit before throwing it in too xx

  2. I got bought this for christmas and absolutely love it, its one of the best things I've ever received and smoothies have quickly become my favourite breakfast/lunch option! :)

    Sarah / Sarah Smiles

    1. They are just the easiest things too prepare and you can drink whatever you're doing xx