Tuesday, 12 April 2016
FOOD: Juice Boost Smoothies - get your fruit in this summer
Last week I went along to Boost Juice Bar to learn a little bit about their brand and their smoothies and juices. If you've followed this blog a while, you'll remember seeing lots of smoothies over on my instagram last year, especially in the summer. I love the convenience of smoothies in getting so many vitamins and healthy bits into your diet. I do occasionally struggle with eating enough fruit and vegetables, so I find smoothies so great. I'll definitely be incorporating them into our diets more and more as Baby Bee arrives and as grows up.
Boost Juice Bars is an Australian juice and smoothie brand that has been based in the UK since 2007 with bars across the country (juice bars are basically coffee shops serving juice and smoothies, simply right?). Southampton has it's own Boost Juice Bar inside Westquay Shopping Centre serving a mix of smoothies, juices, and other healthy bits.
We met up with a couple of the team members of Boost Juice Bars to talk healthy snacks and the benefits of smoothies and juices. Alongside their super and skinny smoothies, they also serve vitamin boosters, protein smoothies and healthy snacks. Plus you can mix up your smoothie with whatever extras you like. If you're a gym junkie, you'll love their protein smoothies, or on a health kick, try out their lean & green smoothies. Their boosters can help you with immunity, additional fibre, energiser and detox (though pregnant ladies,sorry they're not advised for you!).
After a few samples and lots of education, we got our chance to go down to the bar and make our own.
I made the passion mango, and added a little extra ginger to the mix. I'm not going to lie, it was super delicious. And massive!! You really could have one of these instead of a snack, or even lunch!! They're extra thick and fruity, so really filling with lots of fresh fruit, and some frozen fruit too, giving the best possible flavour.
If you're near a Boost Juice Bar, I'd definitely recommend trying out one of their smoothies, and if you grab a loyalty card, for every smoothie you buy, you'll collect points towards a free smoothie!
Huge thanks to the team at Boost Juice Bar, Westquay for having us and for making such deliciousness from fruit. Now to try and recreate some at home too!!
*post in collaboration with Boost Juice Bars and Westquay
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