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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 too sweet, so fear not about a few calories and give it a go!

Vanilla Bean Smoothie

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.

It 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.

You can read my review of the Optimum 9200 blender it is so powerful it can actually turn stones into powder!

Marks and Spencer Copycat Recipe - Vanilla Bean Smoothie

Maple Syrup and Vanilla Bean Smoothie


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


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 you're 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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  1. I love maple syrup in my smoothies. it adds so much flavour.

  2. That sounds like one of my favourite smoothies from M&S. Nice!

  3. An instant breakfast! Yummy idea :-)

  4. Whoa, the perfect breakfast smoothie!


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