Beth Sachs from Jam and Clotted Cream
Stacey from Goodness is GorgeousA health condition promoted Stacey who blogs at Goodness as Gorgeous to think about her health and what she eats. She moved to a plant-based diet 4 years ago and has seen an amazing improvement in her health. She works as a professional photographer and content creator as well as sharing vegan recipes on her blog.
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
These are just 10 things you can do with the blender, but really the options are endless.....Click here.”
Nicole Rossetti Le Strange from Yumsome: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.
“ I first made the Nutty Mushroom Soup from the handy recipe booklet which comes with the blender, and to say it was easy would be an understatement. I literally just had to prep the veggies, which took about a minute, chuck them into the blender jar, along with some water, cashews, herbs, and half a teaspoon of Vegeta seasoning, then select the soup preset, and wait for 6 mins. The instructions in the book say to use the tamper if necessary but it wasn’t. After the six minutes were up, the soup was beautifully smooth and creamy, and steaming hot. I measured the temperature, and it was 71°C/160°F....Click here.”
Monika Dabrowski from Everyday Healthy RecipesMonica uses a lot of fresh vegetables and herbs as well as quinoa and other wholegrain ingredients. she uses little fat and sugar even in desserts. she tries not to use obscure and expensive ingredients so you’ll be able to find all you need in most supermarkets (perhaps making an occasional trip to a vegetarian or international food shop, which offer a wider selection of lentils and beans).
“ The first surprise was seeing a gallery of pictures on the box showcasing the kinds of things that this blender was capable of making. There were 15! Not 15 different types of smoothies! There were 15 photos of different dishes and only one of them was a smoothie! As it turns out I’ve been completely in the dark about what a blender is capable of. This blender can make so much more than just a smoothie! It can make dips and spreads, dressings and marinades, it can grind grains and nuts, make nut butters, nut milks, dough (that’s right, it kneads dough too!) and much more. When I spotted a photo of a bowl of soup on the box it took me several seconds to realise that that blender actually ‘makes’ the soup, not just purees a soup that’s been boiled the traditional way....Click here.”
Choclette Ammar from Tin and ThymeFood 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.
“ I’ve made good use of the Optimum Vac2 Air Vacuum Blender over the last few weeks and have been making nutrient rich smoothies as if they were going out of fashion. I’ve used great lumps of ginger, kale, broccoli, apples, carrots and more. Everything I’ve added has come out wonderfully smooth and in only a few seconds too. Yes, you too can make a good smoothie from lumpy veg in less than a minute. It’s a simple process to operate the vacuum function of this Optimum Vac2 Air Vacuum Blender. Lower the vacuum outlet onto the lid of the jug, press the vacuum button and voila. You’ll hear a buzzing noise for seventy seconds whilst the air is removed, then the contents are ready for blending....Click here.”
Neil Lockier from Neil’s Healthy MealsNeil’s Healthy Meals is where I create delicious quick healthy recipes and fabulous cheesecakes based on the 80/20 rule for eating. 80% healthy, 20% indulgent. I’m passionate about helping busy people live a diet free lifestyle. One where you can still enjoy cake!
“ I can’t tell you how many blenders I’ve been through in my time. I use them so often for soups and smoothies that they frequently burn out! Previously, I always went for whatever blender would just do the job. I thought that my previous blenders gave reasonable results, I mean everything seemed to have been blended OK before, right? Wrong! Since starting to use the Optimum Vac2 Air Vacuum Blender, I’ve noticed such a big difference. My smoothies are so smooth, that even ones made from fruits with seeds, like raspberries, are velvety smooth. As for my soups, well they’re all amazingly creamy, with no bits of vegetables left in the bottom!....Click here.”
Jan Bennett from A Glug of OilJan 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.
“The Optimum VAC2 Air Vacuum Power blender from Froothie is not 'just another high powered blender' it's a heavy duty blender that has the option to be used with or without vacuum. Just look at this gorgeous machine; I say it definitely looks the part, but not only that it makes life so much easier in the kitchen. Read the full review.... Click Here.
Sharon Collins from Bit of the Good Stuff:Sharon Collins shares plant based recipes on her blog Bit of the Good Stuff from her home in Bath. Her recipes are published in several magazines and she has a cookbook out called Bit of the Good Stuff.
“ I was amazed at the difference. While the juice from the regular blender went a rusty brown colour and started to separate within minutes after blending, the juice blended in the Vac 2 Vacuum blender remained yellow and smooth in appearance (with just a thin layer of rusty bubbles on top where the juice is exposed to the air). 48 hours later and the juice still looked the same.
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.”
Lorna Hall from Eat Myyy ThoughtsLorna 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.
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.