Now I’ve got a little baby, along with my ten year old and seven year old, I am all for things that make life much easier. Often things that are quick and do make life easier aren’t that good for you. Breakfast is one of the times that is the craziest in our house, with feeding the baby, feeding the kids, and getting dressed and out of the house by a certain time. So anything that makes this time easier and simpler (but that is still good for you), is fine by me.
Introducing Love Struck
Love Struck is a smoothie and milkshake brand that was created nearly twenty years ago, but started out as a small stand at Borough Market in London. Since then it has grown and grown, although the mission of Love Struck has remained the same; to create tasty smoothies and milkshakes in frozen mixes that can blended up quickly and easily. They are also on a mission to not only provide you with what you need to create some tasty drinks from frozen, but to go the extra mile to make sure the drinks are packed full of nutritional goodness, full of flavour, and doing good for the environment at the same time. They are a BCorp, which you’re likely to have seen on a number of goods in your kitchen cupboards, which is proof of the brand’s commitment to the wider world.
That is all well and good, right? But do they actually back there claim of making delicious smoothies from frozen?
The box of flavours that I have been trying out is the Fruit & Veg Bundle. I do like a fruit smoothie, but don’t want just pure fructose, so I like the idea of having some veggies in there too. The smoothies that are in the pack are:
- Detox Zing: contains Banana, Blueberry, Carrot, Courgette, Ginger
- Broccoli & The Beast: contains Broccoli, Mango, Banana, Pineapple, Spinach, Cucumber
- Kale Kick: contains Mango, Spinach, Kale
- Coco Loco: contains Mango, Pineapple, Coconut, Lime, Mint
- Strawberry Split: contains Strawberries, Banana
- Pash N Shoot: contains Mango, Pineapple, Passion fruit
In all honesty, there wasn’t one flavour that I didn’t like! The children were big fans of these too! There isn’t one ingredient that overwhelms another; they all complement each other really well, and Love Struck has got the blend and proportions just right.
The smoothies themselves are really simple to make. Straight out of the freezer you put the contents of the bag into a blender, along with 200ml apple juice (I sometimes used water and didn’t find it hindered the flavour). Then you just blend it up, as simple as that. I liked the taste, but also that the smoothie is cold to drink! If you’ve ever made one with fruit that has been sat on the side in a fruit bowl, then drinking it lukewarm is not the one. Making one from frozen is handy and works well, for a number of reasons.
Value for money?
When it comes to something like this, you need to know if you’re getting any value for money. The bundles come in packs of 14 as well as packs of 24. For a pack of 14, the cost of the fruit and veg bundle is £29.50. For a pack of 24 fruit and veg bundle, the cost is £39.95. That works out at £2.10 or £1.66 per smoothie. Plus, you can use the subscribe option to save, choosing how often your deliveries are, to reduce the cost even more. If you subscribe, it takes the cost down to £1.89 or £1.49 per smoothie.
When you break it down, I don’t think the cost is too ridiculous. It is cheaper than it would be to buy smoothies in the shop or in a restaurant. Plus, you can see exactly what is in your smoothie, which is always worth the money.
For me, you’re also playing for the convenience. For me to make these smoothies myself and then chop and prepare it all, is likely to cost more per smoothie. So they are definitely something that I would get again.
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Have you heard of Love Struck before? It would be great to hear what you think.
*we were gifted a bundle box in exchange for an honest review. All words and opinions are my own.