Showing posts with label Froothie Optimum 9200 Blender. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Froothie Optimum 9200 Blender. Show all posts

Wednesday, 4 January 2017

Healthy Diet - Lose Weight - Lets's do this Together

Yes, yes, after the all the festivities pretty much everyone in January announces they're on a diet, joining a gym and are going to get fit and healthy.  Trouble is come February most of us, including myself, kind of forgets about it and go back to our usual eating habits.  But this time I really mean it; I will lose weight and I will eat more healthily - together we can do this!

I'm excited to take part in Jumpstart January and I'll be featuring healthy recipes a review and a rather special giveaway which will all based around healthy eating.

Berries in Blender Lose Weight



As I'm going to be sharing my progress with you, I hope to hear how you're doing too so please leave a comment below.  Of course I appreciate that not everyone needs to lose weight; but even if it's just to get fitter which means you will have more energy, eating healthier can only be a good thing.  For me, I really do need to loose 9lb in order to get back to how I used to be.

Losing weight isn't all about smoothies and hardly eating; if it was I'd fail miserably!

Friday, 30 October 2015

Roasted Cauliflower and Cheese Soup

With Autumn weather now full swing there's nothing like a nice bowl of steaming hot creamy soup.  Of course once the cauliflower has roasted this soup can be made in a saucepan and the blended with a stick blender but I prefer to use my Power Blender since there's no messing about with extra pots and gadgets, which means there's less to wash up!





If you've never roasted cauliflower before why haven't you?!  Roasting cauliflower gives it a delicious sweetness that tastes so good you'll wonder why you didn't try it before.




Roasting pan used is the ScanPan

The Froothie Optimum 9200 Power Blender even heats the soup too; so the whole thing from start to finish can be made using the blender alone.  Running on high speed the blades rotate 44,000 rpm which creates friction heat and the Optimum 9200 will raise the contents of the jug by 4 degrees every 30 seconds.  In order to make hot soup it has to be running for approximately 5 to 6 minutes depending on the amount of vegetables in the jug.  Check out my review - it really is a seriously amazing piece of kit and the build quality is second to none. 

Friday, 10 July 2015

Weetabix Breakfast Smoothie with Berries and Chia Seeds - Lose 9lb in 9 Weeks

For anyone that doesn't know,I am trying to loose 9lb in 9 weeks.  Can I do it?  I say yes I can!  Why 9 weeks; because we going on holiday and I want to look better.
Although we don't eat junk food and do eat more veg than I care to mention.  BUT we do love cheese and eat far too much of it and it has to stop.  Not entirely but we do need to cut down, not just to lose weight but to stay healthy.

Smoothie

Everyone knows that eating a lot of bread is a sure way of piling on the pounds and usually for breakfast I have two slices of toast.  On the days I go to work in my morning break I have another slice of toast.  We get 15 minute break which isn't time to eat properly but I know I could do better, it's just for quickness I think.
At weekends when I'm not working we (me and Paul the husband) have a bacon and egg sandwich and that too has to stop.

Wednesday, 10 June 2015

Homemade Barbecue Sauce Recipe - Perfect Topping for Burgers

Chicken fillet topped with crispy bacon and melted cheese, finished with a good helping of barbecue sauce - homemade of course.
Okay, whilst this isn't the most healthiest of food to eat, it has to be said it is probably very naughty but it is also very nice!  That said the chicken fillet is fine, it's just the bacon and cheese - oh and the sauce that have all the calories....and perhaps the skinny chips, but I'm pretty sure the lettuce makes it all okay?!





This makes quite a bit of sauce - hard to say for how many as it depends on how much sauce you want to pile on your burgers!

Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Maple Syrup and Vanilla Bean Smoothie

Whizzed up in no time at all, tastes GOOD and is nice and healthy too.  You don't need much maple syrup in order for this be to sweet, so fear not about a few calories and give it a go!































I use the Froothie Optimum 9200 Next Generation POWER Blender simply because I believe it's the BEST blender out there.  It crushes ice in seconds and is easy to use too, it has three speeds and three timer settings including a handy pulse button. 

The Optimum 9200 is a commercial-grade super blender designed for longevity, versatility and BRAWN.  Stronger, faster and more powerful than a Vitamix, the Optimum 9200 will set you up to make amazing soups, the silkiest smoothies, super smooth dips, nut butters, ice cream and more.

In my opinion this really is the best blender you'll ever use and the last blender you'll ever need.  Once you try it, you'll wish you'd had it all your life.  The 6 blade assembly creates a vortex that will suck your ingredients down and make blending a breeze.  It's also super easy to clean and maintain by simply blending water in the jug at high speed.

The Optimum 9200 blender is so powerful it can actually turn stones into powder!  You can see the video of it doing just that included in my full review post of this amazing blender here.

Print Recipe

https://sites.google.com/a/aglugofoil.com/a-glug-of-oil/home/maple-syrup-and-vanilla-bean-smoothie





You will need:
500g Natural Bio Yogurt
1 x vanilla pod
2 tablespoons of maple syrup (or to taste)

How to do it:

Split open the vanilla pod and using a knife, run the knife along to scrape out the seeds.   
Add the yogurt to your blender followed by the vanilla seeds and maple syrup.  If using the Optimum blender) blend on slow for about 10 to 20 seconds.  Have a taste and add more maple syrup if you think it needs it.  Whiz for a few seconds more, and you're done.


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Wednesday, 4 March 2015

Carrot and Ginger Soup - Made using the Optimum 9200 Power Blender

When reading the Optimum 9200 Next Generation Power Blender could make hot soup by friction heat alone (caused by the fast spinning blades) my thinking was it would be lukewarm at best.  As it turns out I was wrong. 























Running on high speed the blades rotate 44,000 rpm which creates friction heat and the Optimum 9200 will raise the contents of the jug by 4 degrees every 30 seconds.  In order to make hot soup it has to be running for approximately 5 to 6 minutes depending on the amount of vegetables in the jug.   






































Can you see the steam coming from my soup?!

Check out my review of the Optimum 9200 Power Blender - it is a seriously amazing blender.

Print Recipe

https://sites.google.com/a/aglugofoil.com/a-glug-of-oil/home/carrot-and-ginger-soup





To make 2-3 bowls of soup you will need:
4 large carrots - peeled and cut into chunks
1 drop of Holy Lama ginger extract spice drops
100ml of vegetable stock made from half of a Knorr stock cube dissolved in boiling water (you can use chicken stock if you're not vegetarian)
a small pinch of sea salt and black pepper to taste

How to do it:
Throw the peeled and chopped carrots along with just 1 drop of Holy Lama Ginger Extract Spice Drops into your Optimum 9200 Power Blender and blend on high for about 30 seconds - you will need to use the tamper tool just so they don't get stuck.  Now add about 50ml of the hot stock.  Remove the tamper tool and pop on the lid.  Leave to blend for 5 to 6 minutes. 
Check the consistency and add more of the stock if you think it needs it.  Your soup should be nice and hot and ready to serve.  Have a taste and adjust the seasoning.

Take a look at the Official Optimum Next Generation 9200 website to see what else these power blenders can do.

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Thursday, 5 February 2015

Blueberry Bio Yogurt Drink with Goji Berries

You have no idea how much I'm loving the Next Generation Optimum 9200 Power Blender - it's already become my little helper in the kitchen!

So far I've made Piri Piri Sauce in a flash (seriously must have taken me 30 seconds to blend) I've chopped or rather pulverised carrots (just to test the machine) I've made a couple of smoothies and made some ice cream.
Of course I'll be doing more recipes to show you but for now here's my healthy and extremely good for you, Blueberry Yogurt Drink with Goji Berries.







































Goji Berries can be bought in any health shop and all good supermarkets. They contain high levels of iron, B vitamins and carotenoids - Iron and vitamin B12 contribute to immune function.

Blueberries are rich in natural pro-anthocyanin pigment anti-oxidants - Just 100 g fresh berries amount to just 57 calories and are among the highest anti-oxidant value fruits.  They contain a good amount of minerals like potassium, manganese, copper, iron and zinc.

Bio Yogurt is like Live yogurt (it has been fermented with live culture bacteria) but Bio yogurt has additional 'friendly' bacteria added to it.  It has a mild flavour and a particularly creamy texture.
Please note if you don't have an Optimum 9200 (affiliate link) or other power blender you may have to soak your goji berries before blending.  The Optimum range of blenders can actually turn stones into powder - please see link to my review post here.  

Print Recipe

https://sites.google.com/a/aglugofoil.com/a-glug-of-oil/home/blueberry-bio-yogurt-drink-with-goji-berries





You will need:
30g Goji Berries
60g Blueberries
500g Natural Bio Yogurt

How to do it:
Pop all of the ingredients into your blender and (if using the Optimum blender) blend on slow for about 30 seconds and you're done - simples! 
 
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Next Generation Optimum 9200A Power Blender

Oh my goodness, I have a new toy in the kitchen!  Please let me introduce the Next Generation Optimum 9200A Power Blender.  Now this isn't just a blender, it's a multi-purpose high-performance blender which is suitable for both home and commercial use.

We are talking power here - Oh yes, this is bees knees of blenders!  
A heavy-duty, professional quality blender with high speed of 44,000 RPM (revolutions per minute) and a 2,611 watts motor.
 



































Along with a small group of UK food bloggers I have been sent one of these fantastic machines to play with and keep.  I've joined the Froothie Ambassador Program and will be sharing my recipes as I get to know this machine better.  It also means that if you are tempted to buy one through the links on this website I will get paid a small commission.

Monday, 19 September 2011

Huge Yorkshire Puddings

If you want huge Yorkshire pudding this is how!  By mistake I used self raising flour instead of plain and the result is HUGE Yorkshire puds.

I shouldn't think they'd win me a prize for looks but hey ho - they were crispy and they did rise!

As you can see they took over the tin (and the oven too)!