Tuesday, 21 August 2018

100% Natural Frozen Smoothies from Fraw!

I do love a smoothie and since getting our Breville blender I have one most days....I am always on the look out for new recipes and tastes. Banana, strawberries and milk does get a bit boring after a while.....

Up until a couple of weeks ago I had never heard of Fraw. They have came up with an idea which is new to me.....A smoothie subscription service!!


Fraw freeze the ingredients to their smoothies at peak ripeness within hours of being picked at the farm to lock in all the nutrients and flavour.....They then send the frozen fruit and everything else to you need to make the tastiest smoothies....

The package was delivered with clear instructions on the outside that frozen produce was contained....The bags of frozen fruit were wrapped and had an ice pack which kept everything frozen. I was quite surprised at how frozen!

For each smoothie there is a paper cup, a straw, a bag of frozen fruit and a superfood sachet...All of the packaging is recyclable including the straws. Hooray!


The fruit bags come with the exact portion so there is no wastage....To make them you simply pour a liquid of your choice up to the cup fill line and add to a blender along with the fruit/vegetables and superfood sachet contents. There are clear instructions and options about what can mix with your smoothie...Different milks, juices or water...

These are so simple to make which makes it really handy if you are in a rush in a morning....

Each cup is crammed with up to 10 super ingredients per cup. Every blend is high in fibre, a source of omega 3 and 2 of your 5 a day. 

There are three flavours....Cleanse, Energise and Immunity! I do love their names. It gives you such a clear idea of what you are getting from the drinks.

Cleanse
Pineapple, Mango, Spinach, Kale, Avocado, Ginger and boosted with seeds and superfoods containing Flax Seed, Moringa, Wheatgrass & Spirulina .... 


Swap your morning coffee for this detoxifying ginger and avocado smoothie that leaves your mind and skin glowing. This nutrient loaded smoothie is a perfect balance of sweet pineapple, fiery ginger and creamy avocado that masterfully hides the taste of the greener veggies!!


I mixed this with water....To be honest I didn't want to waste juice or any sort of milk on it. I have never tried a drink with Kale in which I have liked....To be honest when pouring it into the blender it looked rank and didn't hold out much hope for it.....It turns out looks can be deceiving! It was drinkable. In fact it was more than just drinkable it was very nice to drink! It was refreshing and I could imagine and want to drink this again.....The kids even liked it! I did have the lid on the cup, I have a feeling that if they saw the colour they would have been put off.....

Energise
Strawberry, Banana, Pomegranate, Blueberry,  Acai and boosted with seeds and superfoods containing Flax Seed, Cacao, Maca, Guarana...


They've squeezed three of the world’s finest antioxidant-rich superfruits into this mouthwatering mix. Guaranteed to kick start your day, this berry blend provides a natural energy boost from a powerful and delicious combo of Guarana, Maca & Cacao. You’ll be slurping down this smoothie in record time!


This was the smoothie I was most excited about....I mixed this with orange juice and blended it up....It smelled amazing and tasted amazing until I got to the seeds...I am not a fan of seeds in bits in my drinks but that is just me. The smoothie tasted so good and the only thing that put me off was the bits....All of the flavours work so well together and there isn't one that overpowers the others. Without the bits in it would have been my favourite out of the three.....

Immunity
Mango, Peach, Banana, Carrot, Sweet Potato & Coconut and boosted with seeds and superfoods including Flax Seed, Baobab, Turmeric & Ginger.....


Our body is a temple and Fraw are here to keep it that way. Boosted with turmeric & ginger, this flu-fighting smoothie naturally contains vitamin C and A to help keep your immune system in check. So while you enjoy the delicious taste of ripe mango and creamy coconut, those germs better find another temple!


I love, love. love this!! This one was by far my favourite....The flavours were so good. I like sweet potato but I have never tried it in a smoothie and I will be tempted to try it again...


I would have liked to have seen an option of buying just the frozen fruit bags and the superfood sachets....With the blender I have you mix whatever you are mixing in the bottles so the cups, lids and straws were a bit wasted on us....They are a good idea if you have a different type of blender though.....

I love the ideas of getting smoothies sent to you through the post but you buy six cups for £18 which works out at £3 a cup.....If you were making these instead of buying a coffee on the run it would be worth it for the goodness you get from these smoothies but to be honest I would not pay these prices when I can buy fresh fruit/veg, freeze it myself and the ingredients for a lot less per portion....

I was sent these free of charge to try in exchange for a couple of Instagram photos and this blog post....

Monday, 20 August 2018

Our Weekly meal plan. #MealPlanningMonday


Last weeks meal planning went pretty well....We never ended up having a day out and I made sausages, mash and baked beans...It was a rainy day so we wanted something warming and that seemed perfect. It didn't stop us having the Battered sausages on a different day....lol We had the takeaway on Stu's birthday...We got burgers, a pizza to share, chips and onion rings....It was such a treat.

This week on the menu we have:

Bubble and squeak with ham and eggs.....We had a roast dinner yesterday and there is plenty of leftovers.

Bbq Pulled Pork in buns....

Chicken nuggets, potato wedges and spaghetti hoops....


Pizza....


Jacket potatoes with baked beans and cheese....

What are you eating this week?

I am joining in with the linky hosted by The Organised Life Project and Katykicker. They love to meal plan too!


Sunday, 19 August 2018

We made a cake! #MySundayPhoto

It was my fella's birthday on Thursday and we decided to bake him a cake.....We have a lot of baking fails but thankfully this wasn't one of them. Chocolate sponge with fresh cream in the middle and covered with chocolate fudge icing & marshmallows!



Saturday, 18 August 2018

Bolognese, balls and a birthday. Week 33 of #Project365

Another week of the summer holidays has flown over....It feels like we didn't do much and to be honest we didn't but I think that will change over the next couple of weeks as Stu my fella starts his holidays from work on Monday. Hooray! He sure is ready for them and I am too....It's great having the kids home but I know they are getting bored of just having me around....lol

Now for a photo every day....


223/365 - 11th August.
I made a big pan of bolognese....There was enough for two days and a couple of portions to go into the freezer.

224/365 - 12th August.
We have been trying out some Fruitypot products. I snuck them outside to photograph before the kids spotted them.

225/365 - 13th August.
We sorted through the memory boxes and I always get sentimental when I see Becky's first pair of trainers. I probably got them about 16 years ago....I used to keep everything to put in the boxes now I am a little more picky since we have 4 huge boxes of drawings, crafts, clothes, school reports and special things. lol

226/365 - 14th August.
I won a Sling Stix set from Mummy's Space and it arrived this week....The girls love it and has encouraged them to get outside and play even when the weather hasn't been that great!

227/365 - 15th August.
There was an armed robbery at the post office just 5 minutes from me and all around me was swarming with armed police....It was quite scary to know the robbers were on the run nearby. Thankfully arrests were made and no one was hurt.

228/365 - 16th August.
It was Stu's birthday....He had a lovely day. It is a running joke that we get each other something Peppa Pig related for any special occasion.

229/365 - 17th August.
I gave the kids some gingerbread men to decorate just so I could have 10 minutes peace....It worked but them I spent the next 20 minutes sweeping and hoovering up sprinkles. lol


Trying out Fruitypot and JellySqueeze pouches....

In a few weeks the kids will be going back to school and it is a great time to discover new snacks and treats which are perfect for packed lunch boxes.....

Fruitypot offer a selection of innovative, healthy fruit based products which are a great alternative to sweets, chocolate or crisps and easy to eat on the go. Ideal for a packed lunch, or just as a refreshing snack.


Fruitypot are a range of single serve pots of fruit in jelly and juice. Packaged in a convenient pot with a spoon, perfect for on the go!

They are available in 6 ready to eat flavours and options between fruit in juice and fruit in jelly. Pineapple, Peach And Pear and Mandarin in fruit juice and Peach in peach jelly, Tropical in pineapple jelly and Mandarin in jelly....


These are so handy and are more fun than just normal plain fruit....My girls loved them. They preferred the fruit in jelly over the fruit in fruit juice...They have both already asked for more which is a good sign....

These are made with real fruit juice, they contains no artificial sweeteners, no preservatives and no artificial colours. They are also vegan, lactose free and gluten free...

We were also sent some JellySqueeze to try.....These are a convenient pocket-sized pouch packed with a burst of flavour.


The ready to eat treat enables you to enjoy a hydrating jelly on-the-go. Made with fruit juice and set with natural setting agents, these resealable pouches are also suitable for vegetarians, vegans as well as being gluten free. The two fruity flavours have no added sugar or artificial sweeteners.

The kids were really drawn to these and thought they were great....With the resealable lid they are ideal for days out and packed lunches....I like that they are mess free.

They are schools compliant and you can buy them in Co-op, Booths and Nisa stores and on Ocado and Amazon.

We were sent these free of charge in exchange for this blog post....