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Toddler In The Kitchen: Smoothies Using Breville’s Blend-Active

March 17, 2015

Toddler In The Kitchen: Smoothies Using Breville's Blend-Active from lukeosaurusandme.co.uk

I have had my Blend-Active since December and I cannot tell you how much I love it. It’s pretty amazing and I honestly couldn’t imagine my kitchen without it now. It serves us in so many ways, from secretly sneaking vegetables into Luke’s sauces, to whizzing up biscuit bases for tasty cheese cakes. But obviously, Breville got this baby spot on for the smoothie lover – that’s us!

I am a massive smoothie fan and have one nearly every day. The hectic life that comes with being a mum, as well as a toddler means it’s often hard for us all to get a good portion of fruit and veg inside us. Smoothies are the perfect way for me to get the fruit and veg in and Luke loves them too.





I want to share with you my tried and tested smoothie recipe that my toddler absolutely adores and only takes a few moments to whiz up using the Blend-Active. Toddlers can help with the entire process too.

The Ingredients: One banana, the juice of half a lime, a handful of frozen blueberries (yum yum), some milk (semi skinned, almond, rice milk etc) and a couple of tea spoons of oats.

Toddler In The Kitchen: Smoothies Using Breville's Blend-Active from lukeosaurusandme.co.uk

Frozen fruits are available to purchase in pretty much all supermarkets, even Lidl (yay), and they work out much cheaper than buying fruit every time you run out. It’s still fresh, just frozen. How freaking good do these frozen blueberries look?

Frozen Blueberries from Toddler In The Kitchen: Smoothies Using Breville's Blend-Active, from lukeosaurusandme.co.uk

My house is always full of bananas because they’re basically Luke’s most favourite food ever. Limes are often in stock too because they make smoothies taste a million times better. No word of a lie; do not skip on the limes, you’ll seriously regret it. Plus nothing beats the smell of cutting a fresh lime in half. Roll it along the work surface before you cut it, it makes it much juicer.

Lime and banana from Toddler In The Kitchen: Smoothies Using Breville's Blend-Active, from lukeosaurusandme.co.uk

Chuck your oats, blue berries and your banana into the Blend-Active bottle – there’s no need to cut up the banana or defrost any of your fruits. The Blend-Active is capable of chomping through ice, so it can definitely handle a few pieces of fruit. Luke likes to put the blueberries in one by one and we count as we go. I have to admit, a few do go missing… No cutting up the banana means it’s a quick affair and Luke is less likely to try and steal it and eat it – just pop it in and you’re done.

Limes, oats and berries from Toddler In The Kitchen: Smoothies Using Breville's Blend-Active, from lukeosaurusandme.co.uk

Pour in your milk of choice! I didn’t measure – if you find that your smoothie is too thick, you can just add more milk to water it down a bit. This is the scary part if your toddler is helping you…I tend to take control here!

Milk In Smoothies from Toddler In The Kitchen: Smoothies Using Breville's Blend-Active, from lukeosaurusandme.co.uk

Squeeze half the lime! Remember, this bit is like…magic! Lime makes the whole thing taste incredible. It’s a fun thing for toddlers to do too and it’s good for their little hand muscles.

Lime in smoothies from Toddler In The Kitchen: Smoothies Using Breville's Blend-Active, from lukeosaurusandme.co.uk
Then all you need to do is screw the blender top onto the top of the bottle, turn it upside down and fix it into the blender part. Press blend! Luke loves doing this bit! The light flashes up, it’s noisy, everything changes colour and he is totally fascinated by it. I love getting Luke involved in the kitchen in what ever way possible. Making smoothies together is a really interesting way of introducing your toddler to the world of cooking and being helpful in the kitchen.



And that’s it: a super yummy smoothie that my toddler will now drain before I even get a chance to drink any for myself.

Toddler Approved Smoothies from Toddler In The Kitchen: Smoothies Using Breville's Blend-Active, from lukeosaurusandme.co.uk

The Blend-Active has a sports bottle lid so you can easily make a smoothie in the morning and pop off to work, or out with the kids and no need to fuss about. You can even make it the night before and stick it in the fridge.

What I really love doing with Luke is making frozen smoothie treats – a post I will link up soon!

Toddler Fruit Smoothie from Toddler In The Kitchen: Smoothies Using Breville's Blend-Active, from lukeosaurusandme.co.uk
 



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I really hope you have enjoyed this post; I love smoothies and I have a million recipes I would happily share if that is something you guys would like to see more of.




16 Comments

  • Camilla

    March 17, 2015 at 9:47 pm

    Love it!

    1. Rachael Robinson

      March 17, 2015 at 11:28 pm

      Thank you, lovely! xx

  • Marta Vodrey

    March 18, 2015 at 12:36 am

    That blender is the CUTEST! I wouldn’t mind that sitting on my already cluttered counter to make these amazing smoothies 🙂 #TastyTuesdays

    PS lukeosaurus….so cute.

    1. Rachael Robinson

      March 18, 2015 at 3:35 pm

      It is really cute 😀 I love really colourful kitchen things, hence a bit of showing off with the old purple knife there…so I love the design. I think it’s adorable. 🙂 Aww, you’re to kind, thank you!! Glad you enjoyed reading. xx

  • Jenny Eaves

    March 18, 2015 at 7:32 am

    Delicious and easy to get toddlers involved! Linking this post on my FB page later: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Monkey-and-Mouse/377050399133444?fref=nf

    1. Rachael Robinson

      March 18, 2015 at 3:34 pm

      Thank you! I’ll be sure to check out your page and Like it. 🙂 Thanks for reading. xx

  • Clare’s Little Tots

    March 19, 2015 at 1:44 pm

    I’ve been meaning to try a smoothie with my little girl for ages. Time to dig out our blender 🙂 thanks for the inspiration. #ToddlerApprovedTuesday

    1. Rachael Robinson

      March 19, 2015 at 3:51 pm

      You’re welcome, thank you for reading! xx

  • Honest Mum

    March 21, 2015 at 1:15 pm

    How gorgeous, really want one now! Thanks for linking up to #tastytuesdays x

    1. Rachael Robinson

      March 21, 2015 at 3:48 pm

      They’re really cute and look great in the kitchen. I would highly recommend! Thank you for reading xx

  • Leandra Bramham

    March 22, 2015 at 3:35 pm

    I’d definitely love to see more smoothie recipes please! we love them but I always forget to make them, I really should stock up on frozen fruit.

    Thanks so much for linking up again #toddlerapprovedtuesday xxx

    1. Rachael Robinson

      March 22, 2015 at 7:49 pm

      That I can definitely do, my love! I have loads of tried and tested toddler recipes! 🙂 I think that fozen fruit is such a good investment, also bottles of lemon/lime juice rather than buying fresh. But I do love the smell of cutting into a fresh lime – sooo good! Thank you for reading xxx

  • Katy F

    March 25, 2015 at 8:11 pm

    I would be really interested to see more smoothie recipes, I like the idea of them but any I ever try taste like mulched up brussel sprouts!

    1. Rachael Robinson

      March 25, 2015 at 8:14 pm

      I would love to do more! I’m glad people are interested as I have a million recipes to share. I don’t tend to go “full-on” green smoothies ’cause they don’t appeal to me. You could try adding a handful of spinach to a regular fruit smoothie – it will go green, but you won’t be able to taste the spinach at all. I hope I can convert you into a smoothie drinker again! 🙂 Thank you for reading. xx

  • www.mummyofboygirltwins.com

    March 26, 2015 at 1:59 pm

    What a great idea! Mine are so into smoothies right now that I might have to get this! Thanks for sharing #sundaystars Jess xx

    1. Rachael Robinson

      March 26, 2015 at 9:41 pm

      They’re really awesome machines! I love mine so much. 🙂 xx

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