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Friday, 11 July 2014

Orange and Carrot Smoothie


I am really enjoying using my new mean machine from Froothie- Optimum 9400. Breakfasts have never been so easy and I have got my whole family involved in our smoothie challenge, trying out new combinations of ingredients. Having tried various combinations, we discovered that keeping the smoothies simple with the use of 2-3 ingredients makes the flavour more balanced and the smoothies more tasty.
Today we tried a simple Orange and carrot smoothie.

Ingredients:

3 oranges peeled and cut into quarters.
2 large carrots tops removed and cut into chunks.
8 Almonds
2 tablespoons clear honey (or sweetener) to taste.
Glass full of ice cubes
100ml water

Method:

1. Place all the ingredients into the blender and whizz the ingredients for 60 seconds, starting on slow speed and gradually increasing the speed.
2. Pour the smoothie into beer tankards  or any glasses of choice and enjoy with a carrot garnish.

I wrote about the The Optimum 9400  in my previous post where I shared my peach and apple smoothie. It is a very versatile machine that not only blends and whizzes smoothies but chops, grates and whipps, makes nut butter and nut milk. It creates icecreams and soups to in a jiffy too.

Best of all  unlike many gadgets that are a pain to clean, to clean this  beauty is easy as 1,2,3. All you do is put a drop or two of washing up liquid in the jug, fill it a quarter with water and whizz for 15 seconds. Pour away the soapy liquid and rinse and its all set for using again. How easy is that, no messy blocked blades and mesh work to clean.

Currently it is on special offer for £329.00 and also comes with a 30 day money back guarantee so if you purchase it and you are unhappy you can send it back postage free. Do check it out here. 

49 comments:

  1. Mmmm....this sounds yummy, and I do have lots of organic carrots to use up. :-)

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    1. Its healthy too and I am sure with the organic carrots it will be super tasty.

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  2. This looks very interesting! My boyfriend loves smoothies although i'm more a fan of my juicer! We're looking into buying a smoothie maker and this one looks so simple! xx

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    1. Laura its really good and half the price of other well known brands.

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  3. Sooo refreshing, very beautiful combo, would love to have a glass of this smoothie.

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    1. Thanks Priya, I love the refreshing taste of it in the mornings.

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  4. I love the combination of carrot and orange together. Lovely smoothie Nayna. Another triumph for the Optimum 9400!

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    1. Jac I am loving my Optimum 9400 and smoothies have become my best friend now.

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  5. That looks lovely and seems so easy to make. Stephen :o)

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    1. Simple ingredients but delicious taste.

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  6. Nothing beats a full Orange juice and the blender makes it easy to relish:)
    http://vishal-newkidontheblock.blogspot.com/2014/07/an-orkut-love-story-chapter-12.html

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  7. This recipe looks unusual but great. Would 100% to give this a try in this hot weather. Thank you for sharing. x

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    1. I hope you do Helen you won't be disappointed.

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  8. This looks delicious and easy to make! I love carrots and oranges as well, so am sure I would enjoy it.

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  9. I love vegetable smoothies! V8 juice used to be a favourite!

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    1. Smoothies are an easy way to get your 5 a day.

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  10. I am REALLY feeling the need to buy a juicer now, I would love to wake up to fresh smoothies every morning! x

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    1. Lori, I have really become a smoothie addict since I got this blender as its so easy to make smoothies and best of all the blender is so easy to clean too.

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  11. Oh wow I would of never thought of this combo .x

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  12. I love the colour of the smoothie, packed full of goodness too!

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    1. perfect for a pick me up in the morning.

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  13. This sounds lovely and very refreshing, especially with the warm weather we have been having

    JustJulie | Beauty Blog

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    1. I make a whole jug of this and pack it for my family for smoothie on the go, its healthier and cheaper too.

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  14. Knew there was a reason I needed a blender - I could happily live on smoothies.

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    1. This blender is one powerful beast and it pays for it self over the year from all the money you will save by not buying smoothies from shops.

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  15. That looks amazing, although I don't have that much money to spend on a blender

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    1. Jen I know its seems expensive but its more than a blender, it makes hot soup , chilled icecream and as well as grinds, chops, whips and makes nut butter and nut milk.In the long run you would save money by making all these things at home.

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  16. Love this recipe bar the almonds, orange and carrot go so well together. Thanks

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    1. Jo you can leave the almonds out I add them for extra protein as we are vegetarians.

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  17. This smoothie looks great! I can't quite imagine the taste but this is something I'd like to try. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Bek the sharpness from oranges and sweetness from carrots is a lovely combination.

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  18. This sounds delicious and so healthy - I NEED a blender now x x x

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    1. I can say for sure if you get it you won't be disappointed.

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  19. It took me a while to get used to drinking smoothies with vegetable in them, but now I love them. This one sounds delicious.

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  20. I never thought about putting honey in a smoothie before, must give it a try!

    Corinne x
    www.skinnedcartree.com

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    1. Corinne, you can skip the honey but I added it as my oranges were a little tart.

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  21. one of my fav smoothies to make - so yummy

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  22. What an impressive piece of kitchen kit! Love making smoothies especially with all the fresh fruit around at the moment!

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  23. I really should start drinking more smoothies. Great way to get in the 5-a-day and stay fit.

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  24. This sounds and looks amazing, love that their are almonds in it too! I can just imagine drinking this on a lovely summers morning in the garden!

    Georgia xx

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  25. I need to start making smoothies!

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  26. I have to invest in this kind of machine, big fan of smoothie and this combo is great.

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  27. Beautiful colors and lovely combination...Love smoothies....

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  28. Missing the smoothies as we are in winter now.. Loved the click

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