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I have been so excited to share this post with you guys! I have not only had the opportunity to test the new Bosch OptiMUM kitchen machine and Vivastyle blenders these past few weeks, but I also have the opportunity to give both of them to one lucky reader!! :D
I absolutely love testing new kitchen gear, but this time I was actually lucky enough to receive two blenders from the Vivastyle series, so I gave one to my sister and we have been able to test them together and compare notes – even more fun! We have been putting the blenders to the test and we are both huge fans of the ThermoSafe glass that makes it possible to add both frozen and boiling foods to the blender – I have broken more than one blender due to the lack of ThermoSafe glass and let me tell you, it is super messy ;) Another big plus is that the blenders are small and handy making them easy to store away in my cupboards, but it still easily blends frozen fruit, nuts etc. and I absolutely LOVE the to-go cups as well (like the one I made the green smoothie in) that makes it possible to blend the smoothie directly into the cup. It means less things to clean and it makes it super easy to bring your smoothies on the go! The small detachment cup also makes for the perfect little mini chopper when making things like pesto or chopping herbs, onions, nuts etc. – the only negative so far, which is actually also one of the positive features, is the smaller size of the blender, but I would say that it meets the needs of most people.
We have been making smoothies like crazy while testing the blenders and I would like to share two of our favorite recipes with you guys. We are both huge smoothie fans and we both usually have one every single day, so it has been perfect with a small and easy-to-use blender on hand – especially the option to blend directly into to-go cup have been perfect these days, where I have been so busy and haven’t had much time to spend on breakfast or cleaning up. Our favorite smoothie combos pretty much always changes, but since we started working out together last month, then we have each developed two new favorite workout smoothies that we love to drink before and after our workouts. My personal favorite is a green energy smoothie with matcha that I love to drink before working out, it really gives me that extra energy boost and fuel that I need before a big workout. My sister’s favorite is a plant based protein-rich berry superfood smoothie that she usually enjoys after our workouts to rebuild and refuel. You can find the recipes below :)
I still haven’t properly tested the Bosch OptiMUM kitchen machine, it has so many options and uses that I haven’t tried yet, so I will do another post in a couple of weeks where I write more about it and share some of my favorite recipes that made with it. I will say that I am already quite impressed though! It has a built in weight, which is just amazing, I have never seen that before? It makes it so much easier use as you can just add the ingredients directly to the bowl instead of having to weight them in a separately first. It also has a super strong 1500 watt motor, a built in timer and an intelligent SensorControl programme that helps you with the right settings for preparing your dishes. It is by far the fanciest kitchen machine I own and I cannot wait to test it thoroughly, it has so many different options and uses that I still haven’t tried – haha I am not even sure just how much I can use it for, I am such a novice when it comes to kitchen equipment like this!! Let me know if there is anything in particular that you would like me to test, I tend to mostly use my kitchen machine/stand mixer to knead bread, but it has so many options, so I will try my best to be a bit more creative with the recipes in my next post.
How to participate in the giveaway:
Are you ready for this guys?! One lucky reader will win not only the Bosch Optimum kitchen machine, but also a Bosch Vivastyle Blender! All you have to do to participate is to leave a comment on this post (I need to moderate the comments before they are visible, so please only comment once) – it does not get much easier than that! I will announce the winner right here on the blog on the 3rd of April, good luck! ❤︎
My sisters favorite superfood smoothie
First up we have my sister’s favorite post workout smoothie, it is packed with superfoods and plant based protein! Neither of us ever really measure anything when we make our smoothies, but I have made an estimate to give you guys an idea of the amounts we usually use.
1 ripe banana
2.5 deciliter (1 cup) frozen raspberries
1 – 2 tablespoons dried goji berries
1/2 – 1 tablespoon chia seeds
1 small handful rolled oats
1 small handful almonds
1 scoop vegan proteinpowder
Oat milk to blend
Simply add everything to a blender and pulse until smooth, enjoy!
My go-to green pre-workout smoothie
This is probably my most well used smoothie recipe these days, it is such an easy way to add some extra greens to my diet and it gives me a perfect energy boost before my workouts! Make sure to drink it well in advance though, you do not want to do a workout on a full stomach ;)
1 very ripe banana
50-75 grams frozen broccoli
50-75 grams frozen spinach
1 tablespoon peanut butter or almond butter
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla powder
A couple drops of liquid stevia
1 teaspoon matcha powder
Oat milk to blend
Simply add everything to a blender and pulse until smooth. Enjoy ❤︎