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Hello, you! I'm Soph - a 22 year old girl currently living in Liverpool, spending most of her time writing, taking photo's, drinking coffee & trying not to eat too much cake.
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If you read my 2015 Resolutions post, you'll know that number 5 on my list was to get back to the gym and start being healthy, and it's actually going pretty well! 10000% just jinxed myself there, but for now, I'm pretty proud of keeping this one up.

'Abs are made in the kitchen, not just the gym.'

As well as making sure you get enough exercise, a large part of keeping fit and healthy is watching what you eat. I can't cook. In fact my diet is pretty much just chicken and pasta, purely because I know that you have to leave the chicken until it's not pink, and well, if it wasn't for the boiling water, my 6 year old cousin could probably make you some pasta. 
I'm also not very good with veg, and my Mum force-feeds me broccoli every time I take a visit home.

One thing I've always loved though is fruit. I could eat SO much fruit and never get fed up, and I don't know why I've never thought of making smoothie's before. It actually couldn't be easier. 

For me, smoothie's make the perfect post-gym snack, or breakfast! There's a lot of travel involved in my job, normally rather early in the morning too. I used to grab myself a large coffee as a substitute for breakfast on the go, but now I drink a smoothie. It fills me up just as much, and is so much better for me at the same time!

One of my favourite ones to make is apple and banana. I use and chop 1 banana and 1 apple, grab a cup of milk and a pour a cup of vanilla yoghurt too. 

I bought myself the Breville Blend Active a few weeks ago after hearing and reading some pretty good things about it. Because I can't cook I'm not very familiar with electrical kitchen appliances and genuinely did not know all you have to do is press a button. It's so fab!

It's also super quick. The blender comes with two sports bottles, which I think are actually quite stylish too, although that might just be the sad side of me coming out.

If you remove the bottle tops, and replace them with the blade cap, then tip the bottle upside down and lock it into place, and well, press that big green button that says blend... your smoothie will literally be ready in seconds. Seriously, seconds.

This really has been one of my favourite purchases in the last few months and I absolutely love it!

I've also loved making my own smoothies and experimenting with different things that work together and which fruits definitely do not work together! Like seriously, probably too much fun.


Sophie Rosie
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  1. I really want one of these! Lots of my friends have these and I think I need to hop on the bandwagon as I love fruit and I'm sure I would looove these smoothies! xx

    Jessie | allthingsbeautiful-x

    1. You should definitely get one! They really are really good! :) xx

  2. The Blend Active looks so good- I've seen loads of good reviews popping up- the thing I like most is the lack of washing up because you take the smoothie bottle out with you rather than using a messy jug :) my idea of heaven! x


    1. Exactly! That's what convinced me too, the reviews and the price! :) x

  3. I absolutely love my Blend Active it is so handy and much cheaper than other smoothie makers, I have also made some weird combinations when I have gotten a little to enthusiastic but that is part of the fun!

    1. So much cheaper, I actually couldn't believe it at first! Haha, exactly, you wouldn't know they wouldn't work until you tried them! :)

  4. Well done for sticking to your revolutions. I'm so tempted to buy one of them.

    Jenn | Jennifer Jayne

    1. Ahh thanks lovely! If you think you'd use it, I'd definitely recommend it :)

  5. I'm so loving this blender, although Im going through fruit crazy quick now!

    Emma x
    Writing Essays With Wine

  6. Oh that blender seems summer easy to use! Need to have one :)


  7. This was a great post. Sometimes its hard to resist the urge to grab an unhealthy snack on the way out of the door but smoothies take barely any time to blend up! I like cutting a week's worth of fruit all in one go and freezing them in individual bags to make the mornings even quicker!

    Jodie @ Jodetopia x


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