To say our mornings are busy is an understatement. Even when we don’t have anywhere to be, between making sure the two boys actually eat their breakfast and don’t play with it, get them dressed, break up fights, clean up and then maybe even sneak in a shower for myself there isn’t much time left for me to actually sit down and have my own breakfast. When it’s a kindy day or we have somewhere to be, it then becomes all the bit more chaotic.
Although I may not feel hungry, I still make sure that I eat something for breakfast, otherwise come mid morning I feel myself fading fast and will eat anything which is put in front of me. Smoothies are a great way of filling my tummy with the good stuff and are most importantly, they are a quick and easy brekky to put together. So when our blender recently blew up (yep there was smoke) my quick and easy breakfast blew up with it – so it was perfect timing that just days later I was asked if I’d like to review the George Foreman Mix and Go Pro.
The Mix and Go Pro blender lets you prepare either large batches of soups, smoothies, dips and more in the 1.5 litre jug or you can use the interchangeable 600ml drink bottle for an individual serve. The drink bottle is the perfect size for my breakfast smoothie and best you can simply swap the blades for the drink bottle lid to drink your smoothie on the go – or in the car while driving to kindy if you are like me!
My favourite feature of the Mix and Go Pro is the ‘Smoothie’ function which blends my smoothies perfectly thanks to different speed variances to make sure all the ingredients combine and blend – this means you can just throw in all of your ingredients and don’t have to worry about scraping down the edges half way through.
It’s also powerful enough to blend large pieces of food (such as pieces of apple, pineapple and tomatoes) and ice and we’ve had some fun trying different juice combinations (watermelon, pineapple and orange is our favourite) as well as using the large jug to make a chunky tomato salsa to go with our Pita Bread Chips and a french onion dip. The Mix and Go Pro is easy to put together and pull apart and I love that it’s so easy to clean and most parts can be popped into the dishwasher.
Along with the instruction manual is a recipe book and while we tried out a few of the recipes, our favourite was the Breakfast Power Smoothie that eve both of the boys enjoyed.
Breakfast Power Smoothie and a Mix and Go Pro Review
- 1 cup of milk
- 1 cup of frozen raspberry
- 1 cup of natural yoghurt
- 1 ripe banana
- 2 tablespoons of LSA mix
- 1 tablespoon of honey
- Place all ingredients into the Mix and Go Bottle
- Use the Smoothie function to combine
Mix and Go Pro Specifics:
- 800 Watts
- Advanced Fusion Blade Technology
- 3 Speed settings plus Pulse
- Compatible with existing Mix & Go bottles
- Pre-programmed smoothie setting
- 1.5 litre glass jug
- 600ml BPA free personal bottle with lid and blade assembly
- Dishwasher safe parts
- Non-slip rubber feet
- Cord storage
- 12 month warranty
Are mornings in your house chaotic too? What’s your favourite easy breakfast?
Disclosure: I was gifted a George Foreman Mix and Go Pro for the purpose of this review. All opinions and recommendations are my ow.