*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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.