It’s amazing how just a few years ago I would get some seriously dodgy looks drinking my beloved green smoothies. Now, green smoothies have gone majorly mainstream which is a brilliant thing indeed! When I was just getting into health and wellness – and at the time, raw food – you really needed a mucho pricey blender to be able to effectively blend tough fruits and veggies into an edible concoction.
I am the owner of a huge, expensive blender which does a great job, so I was interested to see how the smaller Boss to Go would hold up. The Sage Boss to Go is another of Heston Blumenthal’s collection, I own the Sage Heston Juicer which is fabulous.
The main premise behind this small personal blender is that it’s powerful enough to blend tough veggies like kale, and I can confirm it really does a great job there. I’ve been using the Boss to Go for a few weeks now and I am won over! It’s so much easier to get in and out of the cupboard than my larger blender, it’s really easy to clean and you can drink straight out of the blending cup too. The Boss to Go comes with two blending cups with lids which is great if you and your partner both want a smoothie to take to work in the morning or if like me, you forget to turn the dishwasher on!
What I’ve really loved about this blender is that it just makes creating smoothies so much easier and less of a faff. I’ve found myself more inclined to blend than I did before, which can only be a good thing! Having the single serving cup has helped me not to go overboard with giant servings like I used to. You can find out more on the Boss to Go which retails at £129.95 here.
Now on to a recipe to make the most of this great blender! I’ve been shying away from kale in smoothies recently, I think I’ve been a little sensitive to its bitter taste, however it’s great in this recipe. We don’t need loads of kale in this recipe as it’s jam packed with other great ingredients too, it just adds another dose of antioxidants.
One of my favourite juice combos is apple, cucumber, ginger and mint so I decided to see what they’d all taste like blended! Add some avocado to ensure there’s some good fats to support the body to absorb nutrients and make the smoothie more filling, and you have a winning combo!
- 1 apple (Pink Lady is my fave in this!)
- 5 mint leaves
- 1/2 avocado
- 1/4 cup kale
- 1/2 thumb sized piece of ginger, peeled
- 2 inch chunk cucumber
- 1-2 cups coconut water or water
- Put everything into a blender and blend until smooth. Enjoy!
This is such a nourishing and refreshing smoothie, give it a try!
What’s your favourite green smoothie combo? Have you tried a personal blender?