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Making Thyme for smoothies

*A collaborative review

Getting my family to eat fruit is a bit of a struggle. I’m a big fruit fan and I eat at least five portions of different fruit every day but my husband and my four year old son are a different matter. They only like certain fruits and aren’t open to trying other varieties. But there’s one thing that they do enjoy which is smoothies. Recently Thyme got in touch and asked us to try their new range of frozen smoothies and I couldn’t wait to see what the family thought of them.

Thyme Smoothies

The good people at Thyme want to make it easier for families to eat better. They recognise the struggles busy families have with getting good food onto the plates and have come up with a concept to deliver fresh, wholesome frozen food so it’s like eating a homemade meal at home. As part of their range, they have introduced a range of pre-portioned sachets of frozen smoothies in a variety of 14 flavours including 2 protein sachets. Each sachet is the ideal portion size for one drink and needs just 200ml of juice to make up the smoothie. We tried a variety of smoothies with coconut water and apple juice and they’ve been a big hit.

Thyme Smoothies

We have all really enjoyed trying out the smoothies and I’ve enjoyed seeing Olly try new flavours. He’s a big fan of the smoothies with berries in and he particularly enjoyed the Banana Armour smoothie which had just strawberry and banana in it.

Thyme Smoothies

From a practical point of view, I’ve really enjoyed having the individual sachets of fruit stored away in the freezer. Having them individually packed means that nothing goes to waste. I love the variety too, there’s a good range of flavours so I don’t need to buy all the ingredients separately and we can pick them out of the freezer whenever we fancy a smoothie.

Thyme Smoothies

The range of flavours include; Banana Armour: Banana (50%), Strawberry, Absofruitly: Strawberry, Pineapple, Kiwi, Share Your Passion: Mango, Peach, Passion Fruit (33%), Cococabana: Strawberry, Pineapple, Coconut (20%), All Hail Kale: Kale (15%), Spinach, Pineapple, Mango, Green Defender; Apple, Pear, Kiwi, Avocado, Mint, Energy Currant: Blackcurrant (40%), Strawberry, Blackberry, Ah-sahy-ee: Strawberry, Mango, Blueberry, Acai Pellets (10%). Purple Rain: Strawberry, Blackcurrant, Pomegranate, Pump Up The Beet: Beetroot (40%), Raspberry, Banana, For Beauty’s Shake: Apple, Spinach, Carrot, Ginger, Lemon Zest, Get Up & Go Go: Broccoli, Banana, Spinach, Pineapple, Celery.

Thyme Smoothies

I love that all the portions contain fresh frozen fruit and are packed with goodness. Each sachet contains 1.5 portions of your 5-a-day and there’s no added sugar whatsoever, just pure fruity goodness.

You can buy the smoothies individually at just £1.50 per 120g sachet, a variety box of 30 sachets or a protein box with 30 sachets for £40. Alternatively, you can buy a trial box of all 14 flavours to try and find your favourites for just £20.

If you’re a family that love smoothies and you want to get good fresh (that’s frozen) fruit into your family’s diet, then I’d recommend giving Thyme a go. You can find out more about the smoothies from Thyme here.

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9 Comments

  • Reply Nicola | Mummy to Dex

    These smoothies look delicious. They’re such a yummy way of getting fruit and veg into kids (and into me!)

    #TriedTested

    28/03/2017 at 9:21 am
  • Reply Fiona Cambouropoulos

    I love smoothies but never get round to making them, these look delicious #TriedTested

    28/03/2017 at 9:26 am
  • Reply Kate Fever

    Oh I LOVE the idea of these! Perfect for those days when you just don’t have the time to eat as much fruit and veg as you would like! Thanks for linking up with #TriedTested

    28/03/2017 at 10:40 am
  • Reply Kim Carberry

    Ahh! They are such a great idea. I like that they are in portion size bags. These are a great way to get fruit into kids.
    #TriedTested

    28/03/2017 at 10:57 am
  • Reply Sam | North East Family Fun Blog

    I am always trying to encourage the kids to eat more fruit and veg and I think these are a perfect way to encourage them. I can really see H, H and J enjoying a smoothie as an after school snack. There is no way they would eat something like kale or beetroot but if it’s hidden in a special smoothie, they’d be none the wiser. Winning :D

    28/03/2017 at 3:03 pm
  • Reply Donna

    I have been looking for something just like this – to have for breakfast or to keep me going in the afternoons. They look so nutritious and convenient! x

    28/03/2017 at 8:48 pm
  • Reply Plutonium Sox

    Oh wow, these sound amazing! We always have a smoothie at Lia’s playgroup and I think they make them from a frozen mixture so I love that we could do the same at home with individual sachets.
    Nat.x

    28/03/2017 at 9:24 pm
  • Reply Rhian Harris

    These look a bit on the pricey side, but they are a great idea for getting kids to eat more goodness! #triedtested

    31/03/2017 at 2:11 pm
  • Reply Colette

    Oh I love the idea of them just being ready in the freezer – no prep or faff or waste! Fantastic.
    Thanks for sharing your review on #TriedTested this week x

    03/04/2017 at 1:04 pm
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