Are you looking for a quick and easy breakfast or healthy snack for the kiddos? Do you love smoothies, but don’t want to spend $6 at the local juice bar for one? Well we may have just found a great option for you in Smoothie Cubes. I first ran across these little gems a few months ago and thought to myself, wow this has got to be way to good to be true! I scoured the nutrition information and the ingredients list to see what ‘nasties’ I might find. I was completely surprised when I went over the box to find that these little cubes are packed with fruit and there are no added artificial colours, flavours or preservatives. Smoothie Cubes come in 4 different varieties: Berry Antioxidant, Strawberry, Tropical and Breakfast. I decided to test out the strawberry Smoothie Cubes. The recommended serve size is 2 cubes. I chucked 2 cubes in my blender, added 200ml of skim milk, and hit blend. In less than 1 minute, my smoothie was ready to go. Now the real test….the taste. My Smoothie Cube strawberry smoothie tasted delicious! Plus at about 525 kilojoules, it was just the right amount for my mid-afternoon snack.
What I really like about this product is you get health and convenience all packed into two cubes…all you have to do is add milk (or soy milk, almond milk, rice milk etc.). I love smoothies, but I don’t always have time to cut up the fruit. This option is great for those days when you just need something quick and healthy. For those chronic brekky skippers, making a smoothie with Smoothie Cubes literally takes only 30 seconds. Pour it in a cup with a lid and head out the door, easy. It’s also a no fuss healthy option for a refreshing afterschool snack for kids as well. Bigger kids can easily make this and parents don’t have to worry about the kids making a mess of the kitchen or using sharp knives to cut up fruit.
One thing to keep in mind if you are watching your weight…remember liquid kilojoules typically don’t fill us up and we usually don’t ‘register’ beverages with regard to kilojoule intake in the same way it does when we eat food.