04 July 2014

Pink Pineapple Smoothie


I'm in love!

I have a brand new toy.

It's an Optimum 9400 blender from Froothie. A new blender means a new smoothie. So I created this Pink Pineapple Smoothie.

No, I haven't discovered a new fruit, the main ingredient is pineapple, but the smoothie comes out a glorious pink.

So what do you want to know what else my beautiful new toy can do?

So far I've made smoothies, pesto, hummus, pizza dough, pizza sauce, soup and lime curd all made in minutes, sometimes just seconds.


What else can it do:
  • chop vegetables in seconds
  • crush ice
  • make shakes
  • make sauces
  • make dips
  • whizz up dressings
  • grind nuts into flour
  • grate cheese
  • grind coffee beans
  • whip cream in 10 seconds
  • turn nuts into dairy free milk
  • make slushies
  • make cocktails
  • make chocolate mousse
  • make sorbet
  • make ice cream
  • knead bread dough
  • make frothy vegetable omelettes
  • make custard
  • lots more .........

It's much cheaper than a Vitamix too and comes in at £329. That may seem a lot, but after using cheaper blenders I can honestly say they are a false economy. They just don't have the powerful motors, can't do half of what you want them to do and will burn out quickly.

A blender like this also heats and lightly cooks food, so you have an all in one machine with a 10 year extended warranty. It's well worth the price, more powerful than the Vitamix and much cheaper.

Have I got to one of the best bits yet? Did I tell you it's self cleaning? Just add some boiling water and a drop of dish washing liquid, then whizz at full for a few seconds, then rinse under the tap. Voila!

Oh and it blends rocks. I know mad right? If you have a look at the website you will see them blending rocks in it.

I love it! It's a handsome beast too, so I leave it out on my counter top.




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Pink Pineapple Smoothie
A glorious pink smoothie with the flavours of pineapple and strawberries.
Ingredients
  • 1 small pineapple
  • 12 juicy strawberries
  • 1 banana
  • ½ cucumber
  • 400ml apple juice
  • 2 tsp baobab powder
  • a handful of ice cubes
Instructions
1. Prepare the fruit. Remove skin and cut into large chunks.2. Place the fruit, juice, powder and ice into a blender and whizz until smooth.3. Serve and enjoy!
Details
Total time:
Yield: 6-8 glasses


Check out my Pinterest board 'Whizz it up!' for more blender recipes and follow it for all for all the latest ideas.

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Disclosure: Froothie sent me a blender to review. I was not expected to write a positive review and any opinions expressed are my own.

36 comments:

  1. Wow- this looks like it's comparable to the Blendtech too. I have a really good food processor, which I use in cionjunction with a grinder, a juicer and a hand blender and that covers everything. I make soups, pesto, juices, sauces, smoothies, peanut butters- you name it! That smoothie looks awesome btw x

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    1. This one kind of does everything. I love it. Must get round to making some nut butter soon. Good reminder!

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  2. This looks so yummy and refreshing! I must try and make this myself :D
    love the blog by the way its nice to see other vegan/vegetarian blogs!
    Melissa ♥ || The Inked Blonde

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    1. Thanks Melissa it was rather tasty and thanks for stopping by.

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  3. Can you give me access to the Whizz It Up Pinterest board please? Loving my Optimum 9400 too. It is a beast!!

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  4. This sounds amazing! Can't wait to try it :-)

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  5. I hardly ever use my blender, tend to use the stick blender for soup and that's about it. Would love one of these to make soup, icecream and curds.

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    1. It's great for all those things Janice. A very fun toy!

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  6. this device looks fabulous and some lovely pics as always Jac.

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  7. Goodness, sounds like a monster of a machine! I don't own a blender at all other than the stick thing, but I suspect it may be more of a requirement for a family than for a singleton...

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    1. No you could make great use of one for your 5:2 recipes Fiona.

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  8. You had me at self cleaning. Or was it you had me a pink pineapple smoothie. I would love both the blender and the smoothie in my kitchen

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    1. They are my most prized gadgets Bintu.

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  9. This looks a cool gadget! I should make more smoothies. I need to eat more fruit and this seems a perfect way of doing it

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    1. It really is and so quick I manage it before work and I am dreadful in the morning.

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  10. Have you tried grating cheese? I've done this in my Vitamix and it's just a horrid gloopy mess.

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    1. No but its supposed to be easy with the pulse button, just a few seconds. I am away at the moment and had to leave my toy at home.

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  11. My jug blender cracked ages ago and now my stick blender seems to have given up too so I am looking for a reliable blender and I think this could do the job, if only I were no longer a skint student! The pink pineapple smoothie sounds really tasty too :)

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    1. Yes, being a skint student does not help. You must get saving.

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  12. Gorgeous colour! I've been lusting after a vitamix but it's completely out of my price range. As is this at the moment to be honest but it's a lot less of a scary goal to work towards!

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    1. It is a much better price to aim for Sian and a better blender :)

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  13. Such a pretty smoothie Jac! I am loving my froothie too.

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    1. Thanks Helen and glad you are enjoying it.

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  14. The colour of that smoothie is glorious. Can't wait to try my Froothie Optimum 9400 too -- first free day I get it's coming out of the box!

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    1. How ave you resisted so far Kavey? You have strong willpower.

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  15. How on earth does it come out pink? How fabulous. I think there is a science project in here somewhere! I also like the fact you make pizza dough in this contraption. Brilliant

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    1. It was the strawberries that did it Urvashi. It's a wonderful beast!

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  16. Great colour! I never think to put pineapple in smoothies but will try now.

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    1. They've been selling them cheap so I just couldn't resisit!

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  17. I love that you added some cucumber! This looks refreshing!

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  18. I need this in my life right away! I love it that the they are confident enough to offer and 10 yr warranty ! And they demonstrate it by grinding rocks ! wooho !fancy that! I love your pink coloured smoothie too it looks yummy Jaq!

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  19. Sounds amazing... both the new toy and flavours of the smoothie! :)

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