Optimum VAC 2 Air Vacuum blender Food experts and nutritionists reviews
Beth Sachs from Jam and Clotted Cream
Jan Bennet Lives in Shropshire and shares recipes and reviews from her tiny kitchen. She focuses on easy home-cooking and gadgets that make life much easier. Glug of Oil was named one of the top 70 food blogs in the UK.
If you’re really into juices/smoothies and are keen to preserve the nutrients, or want to make them ahead of time and not only preserve their nutrients but also their colour and smooth texture (avoiding layer separation), then a vacuum blender would be perfect for you. Read the full review.... Click here."
FIRST IMPRESSIONS OF THE OPTIMUM VAC 2 AIR VACUUM BLENDER*
The base of this blender looks like a launch pad; like you’ll be sending your smoothies into outer space! (I suppose, with its vacuum technology, it is a bit like sending your smoothie into outer space, but that’s beside the point…) It’s certainly very fancy looking.
THE BEST BITS
- It makes for more aesthetically pleasing smoothies and milkshakes. My dairy free banana and walnut milkshake, for example, kept its creamy colour for longer!
- One jug does everything – smoothies, nut butters, soups… the lot! No need to change the jug. (Unlike my Optimum G2.3!)
- By blending in a vacuum environment, nutrients are preserved and freshness retained until you open the lid, so it’s great for making things in advance.
Lorna Hall is a cardiac nurse (BMedSci MNurs RN MRCN) and former speech and language therapist, but has spent most of her life working with children and adults with autism. She also a ‘social media influencer’, developing recipes and reviewing products for brands she loves.
HERE ARE 10 THINGS YOU CAN DO
- 1. You can make the smoothest of smoothies …
- 2. As well as smoothies that don’t discolour as quickly
- 3. Create your own nut butters
- 4.Make Instant Soup
- 5. & Vegan Cheese Sauce
- 6. Homemade Nutella
- 7. DIY Flour (just add 1 (2, or 3…) cup(s) oats & blitz – you’ll never need to buy oat flour again!)
- 8. Make creamy fillings for raw desserts ….
- 9. Create your own spices by turning whole dried chiles or other spices into ground spices
- 10. Make nicecream for breakfast
Nicole is the product of a Venetian father and a British mother, and since early childhood, have lived a pretty nomadic existence. The longest I’ve ever stayed in one place was just over five years, in the house in Britain that amato mio and I bought in late 2006.
Food loving vegetarian blogger with a sweet tooth but eating a lot of healthy stuff too. Experimenting with unusual foodstuffs and creating recipes are two of my food passions. I specialise in recipes that have some sort of chocolate element, be they savoury, raw, vegan, vegetarian, healthy or just plain indulgent. I'm also passionate about my home county of Cornwall and try to use as much local produce as possible. Chocolate Log Blog was one of the top five food blogs in Cornwall Today (Jan 2014) and currently ranks as #9 in the UK according to e-buzzing Gastronomy.
Put simply, when the 70 second vacuum function is used before either the Smoothie or Fruit&Veg functions are selected (there's no need to use it with the other preset functions) the air is drawn out of the jug before being blended which, Froothie claims, gives a longer shelf life to foods where all nutrients are maintained. Read the full review.... Click Here."
Angela is a proud Yorkshire lass living in a vegetarian household with her husband and Ragdoll cat. Although a traditional baker she is not afraid to experiment with new ingredients, ideas and techniques. Whilst the focus of her blogOnly Crumbs Remain is on sweet treats, for sharing with family & friends, she also has a good selection of meat-free savoury recipes too.
The juice ingredients only need to be peeled and roughly chopped, the Vac 2 does the rest. By blending in a Vacuum environment, the nutrients are fully preserved and freshness is retained. In a Vacuum, the smoothie is finer, smoother, and protected from separation and discolouration. By preventing the oxidation process, nutrients in fresh ingredients are fully preserved to ensure you receive the maximum benefits from every smoothie.Read the full review ... Click Here."
It’s big. Not too big, but solid, and comforting that it will be up to the job for many years to come. It’s like the daddy of my current blender from a different brand, which if I’m honest, is just not up to the job. I’ve used my new gadget a few times, and it’s been fabulous. Read More...Click here."
One clever feature is that it can make hot soup from raw ingredients……. And the result? Perfect, hot soup. Quite incredible.
It has been able to cope with blending the hot food without any problems – although it’s always advisable to take extra care when opening the blender lid after blending hot food.
I have also tested out making cashew nut milk which was so easy and turned out perfectly with no straining needed. Read the full review.... Click Here."
Mandy writes at Sneaky Veg where she shares easy vegetarian family recipes that are designed to get kids eating more fruit and vegetables – especially picky eaters.
This is great for us where our two main uses cases for smoothies are:
- 5am pre-CrossFit smoothie
- Adventure weekends, when we often set out before dawn for a big day hike or weekend wild camp, and need a quick breakfast that we can consume in the car en route to our destination
In both of the above cases, a make-ahead smoothie would be so useful. But previous attempts at this have resulted in unappetising sludge. Now we can happily make our smoothies the night before and not sacrifice quality the next morning (or irritate our sleeping partners by using the blender at an unfeasibly early hour!). Read the full review... Click here."
I love it. Great for my smoothies as mentioned. Also, a lovely recipe book comes with the blender. With loads of great ideas. My Husband has been wanting homemade soup for work so that is my next project.
Not often I would give a 5-star rating.
This though, no hesitation highly recommended.
5 out 5 for this amazing device. ☆☆☆☆☆.Read the full review ... Click Here."
Claire is a mum of four from Nottinghamshire and she has been blogging for 7 years. Her new blog is called Claire Justine, where she shares fashion, food, fitness and lifestyle posts. Claire is one of the top 10 lifestyle bloggers in the UK.