Smoothie Smitten

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Thanks to my eldest sister who recently introduced me to an awesome blender/smoothie maker, I am pretty excited about blending (and smoothing?). I bought myself the Safeway Gym Blender today and gave my first smoothie a try!

I Googled some recipes and eventually found one that required the ingredients I already had (well, sort of). I’ve substituted here and there and came up with what my husband described as a ‘delicious’ smoothie. 😉

Introducing my banana and date smoothie:

IMG_7539Minimal ingredients, blended it for a few seconds and voilà!IMG_7540banana and date smoothieAnd if you’re interested in getting yourself a smoothie maker too, give this one a try. It’s light, small (= easy storage), and comes with two bottles which is ideal for yourself and your partner. 🙂

Safeway Gym Blender I’m quite keen to try out other smoothie recipes. So if you have any cool (and by cool I mean quick, simple and healthy) recipes, please do share!

 

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13 Responses

  1. Cool post, I’m a smoothie fan too 🙂

  2. Yum!! I make one similar with almond butter I love itI I like the idea of using cashews. This looks so good.

    • Ooh almond butter – that sounds great! Will give that a try.
      Cashews are delicious in everything 😉

  3. Does this crush ice as well? or just for fruit 🙂

    • Hi 🙂
      It crushes ice as well – I just made a Nutella milkshake on Sunday and it crushed the ice perfectly. Are you planning on getting one? 🙂

  4. wow, great blog! did a search for the safeway smoothie maker and came across your page 🙂 think i’ll make a regular stop here from now on 🙂

  5. Hi, I’m thinking of buying this specific blender….. would you still recommend it so many months later? I just find that some of the others that are out there are very pricey, and if this is still a great machine over time, then it might just be worth is. Your advice is appreciated. Thank you

    • Hi Lenise. I would still recommend it. I still use it, for more than just making smoothies. I use it to liquidise tomatoes and grind nuts for cooking, for example. Because it is a light machine with size-appropriate power, the best way to use it is to put small-medium sized amounts in at a time for blending. While some people may find this to be an inconvenience, I actually don’t mind it. And for the price, it’s still very much worth it.

      • Thank you Saajida. I appreciate you getting back to me…. and your opinion. Cheers.

  6. […] 290 ml water with 60 ml lime cordial. If you have the Safeway Gym Blender like mine, then only half of the recipe can be made at a time: take half the amount of cubed water […]

  7. […] 290 ml water with 60 ml lime cordial. If you have the Safeway Gym Blender like mine, then only half of the recipe can be made at a time: take half the amount of cubed water […]

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