(NB These items were gifted to me, but the review is completely honest and unpaid for)
Confession: I LOVE breakfasts, but I rarely have time to make them for myself.
Between feeding Cato the dog, dashing frantically around the house hunting for lost shoes and socks, making breakfast for four young kids, cleaning toothpaste off little faces AND disguising my tired eyes, it’s rare that I’ll get to enjoy breakfast before 10am.
Happily, that’s where blendmyday come in!
Newly-launched in the UK, blendmyday offers the perfect solution for tired, manic parents (and everyone in between!) everywhere. Whether you’re a smoothie lover or enjoy digging in to a cosy bowl of oats, blendmyday has something for you.
Via their website, they sell a series of plant-based superfood breakfasts, which come ready-frozen and delivered right to your doorstep. They are quick and easy to make (the smoothies take 20 seconds, the oat bowls can easily be made the night before in seconds) and are packed with goodness and nutrients.
I love that there’s a real focus on nutrient density, with each breakfast designed with the help of a nutritionist to include plenty of fibre, protein, complex carbs and healthy fats. They are also free from added sugars – win, win!
Here are a couple of my favourite blendmyday products reviewed in more detail…
NUTTY BOY OAT BOWL
Everyone knows that I love peanut butter and chocolate, so it stands to reason that the NUTTY BOY oat bowl (described by blendmyday as tasting like chocolate banana bread oats) is one of my favourite products on their site!
As with all their oat bowls, NUTTY BOY comes ready-portioned in a handy pot, which can be stashed in handbags or gym bags (it is a perfect post-workout snack!) if needed. You make it simply by adding your favourite nut milk, giving it a stir and stashing it in the fridge overnight. Simple! It’s then ready to enjoy in the morning – just sprinkle over the pre-selected toppings and you’re good to go.
NUTTY BOY tastes exactly as described by the blendmyday website – indulgent (but healthy), creamy and packed with cosy, delicious flavours: think anti-inflammatory cinnamon, alongside banana, dark chocolate, walnuts and pecans.
It’s also incredibly energising, thanks to the addition of hemp protein (18g of protein per cup) and blendmyday’s exclusive blend of five ancient wholegrains: gluten-free oats, buckwheat flakes, buckwheat groats, millet flakes and puffed amaranth.
There’s also plenty of healthy fats and plant-based omega-3 fatty acids, coming from ingredients such as chia and flax. I love how balanced each of the oat bowls is, and could happily devour them every single day!
The only problem I have is that each bowl is designed to serve two. However, if you enjoy bigger meals or have a larger appetite (like me!), then this probably won’t be enough – I ate each pot in one sitting.
ELECTROCHOC SMOOTHIE REVIEW
(This smoothie bowl is modelled by Amir, just incase you’re wondering about the hairy arms…!)
I love my smoothies, but I can be stuck in a rut flavour-wise – I tend to just toss in all of my fave greens, some protein powder, flax seed and then gulp it back, without worrying about the taste.
If, like me, you want to shake up your smoothie game, blendmyday has a HUGE range of smoothies to suit all tastebuds (take your pick from tropical teasers to creamy berries and ultra green goodness). However, for any of my fellow caffeine and chocolate addicts, you’re definitely going to want to try the ELECTROCHOC smoothie.
A chocoholic’s dream, ELECTROCHOC tastes like sipping on your favourite iced mocha – only it’s packed with nutrients to keep you energised! Described as your “morning brain booster”, ELECTROCHOC is perfect for helping to wake you up or powering a heavy workout – it is essentially your morning coffee AND breakfast in one hit, thanks to the super-charged combination of coffee, guarana AND maca powder.
In each smoothie you’ll also find banana (packed with potassium and perfect for an energy boost), coconut for healthy fats, antioxidant-rich cacao, gluten-free oats for a fibre boost and also cauliflower (adds to the creaminess – you don’t taste it, I promise!), Medjool dates for natural sweetness and Himalayan pink salt to balance electrolytes.
One sip and you’ll be hooked by this chocolatey dream, I promise…!
OTHER STAND-OUT FLAVOURS
Other favourites from the blendmyday range include BOHEMIAN RASPBERRY oats (chocolate, hazelnut and raspberry – need I say more?!) and FRESH BLOOD, a superfood energy shot which contains delicious raspberry and cashew.
All in all, I’m incredibly impressed by blendmyday. They are perfect for having stashed in your freezer for manic days, and the budding health coach in me is in love with the nutrient-dense recipes (perfect for giving your gut a boost as there are so many natural ingredients in each blend!).
I can’t wait to order and try more products! Now, tell me…what would you order first?