Jumping on the blender trend
Whilst it might not be as immediately apparent as other food trends, blending has taken the health world by storm with products like the Vitamix, NutriNinja and Nutribullet enjoying a massive sales boom with the help of extensive infomercial campaigns. When it comes to blending and juicing, fresh is always best. However the moment a fruit or vegetable is picked its nutrient countdown begins, often with the health benefits changing or decreasing over time. Furthermore as foods breakdown and ferment they can become more sugary with their glycemic index increasing. The sugar to starch ratio of a banana can increase from around 50% when unripened to over 90% when ripened.
A solution to this is of course freezing, which places food into stasis, thereby “locking in the goodness” until the time of consumption. However a side effect of the freezing process is that the water within the plant expands, breaking down its structure, causing it to become mushy. Whilst this doesn’t make for very appealing hand fruit, in the world of smoothies this is a-okay.
Taking advantage of this is Love Smoothies, a company founded in 2005. Their no-nonsense smoothies will shortly be coming to the freezer isles of major UK super markets are sold as bags of frozen fruit. You simply pour 200ml of either orange or apple juice, almond milk or even water into a blender, add a Love Smoothies pouch from the freezer, then whizz it all up and enjoy great taste packed with essential vitamins and nutrients.