I think that summer is the perfect time to try and be healthier. It is warmer so we tend to want more cold food like salads and fruit. Plus, we want to drink more water and crave nice fresh drinks and more healthy food. I am on a bit of a health mission at the moment anyway, after a PCOS diagnosis. I have cut dairy and refined sugars out of my life, in an effort to stabilise the symptoms of the condition. So I have been looking into ways that I can be healthier.
I tend to cook from scratch anyway, I just want to focus on easier ways to be healthy, if that makes sense. I like to drink green juices and smoothies and have found some healthy frozen smoothie packs. They are full of superfoods instead of just fruit. I don’t like to have ones that are only fruit, as they contain more sugars. It is natural sugar but it still effects my blood sugar. A PCOS no-no.
These packs have made things much easier for me. You just throw them into your Food blenders and then just add water, nut milk or something like coconut water or fresh fruit juice. I have a Magimix blender that I love, but I thought I’d share a few other great options, if you’re looking to be a little healthier this summer. Suitable for a variety of budgets too.
1.Kenwood Smoothie to Go Sport – £29.99
This is attainable on most budgets so is a go-to option. I like that you can take the blender cup with you, so you can literally just grab and go. Perfect for buy parents on the school run or just when you’re heading off to work. When it is as easy as this to grab a healthy breakfast it makes things so much easier.
2.Kenwood Smoothie to Go Blender – £39.99
This is an upgraded version form the first option but the principle is the same. You can blend and go. There are more cups available so you can blend smoothies as well as blend up nuts or seeds, using the smaller cup.
3.KitchenAid Diamond Blender – £149.00
Basically, the colour of this one is a dream. I love the KitchenAid brand and think their products are such good quality. It would look amazing in
my any kitchen, right? 😉
4.Ninja Ultima BL810UK – £223.99
This one is the deluxe option but is very versatile. So if you are thinking about changing your lifestyle and how you eat, it is a great option. It is a super strong blender so can make up soups just from the raw ingredients. It heats it as it blends too. As it is a strong blender, you can use it as a food processor to blend nuts into your own nut butter and make nut milks too. I would love one one day! It is a big up front investment but you’d save when you make more of your own foods from scratch.
Have you got a favourite blender or any healthy eating tips?
*in collaboration with House of Fraser. All thoughts are my own.