I’m very excited to introduce you to a new company today- Froothie! Froothie is actually an Australian company, which, after its huge success over there, launched in Europe a few months ago with its Optimum range of blenders and juicers.
No doubt you will have heard of the Vitamix and Blendtec high-powered blenders, but Froothie’s Optimum 9400 is a new and very serious competitor. It rivals both with greater speed and power (I previously owned a Blendtec so I can say that in full honesty!), and best of all, a much more accessible price.
Check out these specs:
Pretty impressive, no?
Other things I like about it are that the jug is BPA-free, it’s easy to clean, comes with a tamper (perfect for blending ultra-thick purées), it even has little cable clips which means it’s neat and tidy on the countertop. Oh, and delivery is crazily quick too- If you’re in the UK, you can expect to receive your blender 24-48 hours after you place your order.
I use my blender every single day! You CAN probably get along just fine with a basic blender for most things but it may not blend vegetables like kale or fruit like dates as smoothly as you’d like.
A high-powered blender also opens up a lot of fun possibilities so you can’t help but eat healthily! These machines can pulverize whole grains into flours, blend up super creamy sauces from nuts and seeds, turn nuts into nut butter in minutes and blend even the hardest vegetables into soup.
(Comes in Black, Silver, White and Red)
Consider a high-powered blender as an investment in your health! And if you’re burning out one cheap blender after another then you’ll probably actually save money by buying one that will last (Note the 10 year warranty on the Optimum 9400).
I also love that Froothie’s no.1 mission is helping people to lead a healthier lifestyle. The Optimum 9400 actually comes with a recipe book of quick and easy raw vegan recipes- Smoothies/shakes, soups, dressings, sauces, savoury dishes and desserts! They’re also one of the Vegan Society’s sponsors- definitely a company I’m happy to support.
Check out this video to see the blender in action!
The first Froothie recipe I’m sharing is this delicious Ginger Choc Crunch Smoothie! It’s a real treat but, like most of my smoothie recipes, is definitely healthy enough to start your day with.
If you remember my Double Ginger Dark Choc Chunk Muffins, you’ll know that I love ginger and chocolate together. This smoothie has a sweet and creamy base made from pear, raw cashews, almond milk, gooey caramel-like dates and a good dose of fresh ginger.
The Optimum 9400 pulverizes those dates into oblivion in no time!
I then used the pulse setting to partially grind the bitter cacao nibs to leave some chocolatey crunch.
Cacao nibs are made from pure cacao beans that come straight out of the tropical cacao fruit.They have an amazing nutritional profile and a strong, dark flavour with just a touch of sweetness. I love them!
- 1 Heaping C chopped, ripe pear (1-1/2 Medium)
- 3 Medjool Dates, pitted and chopped
- 1/4 C Raw cashews
- 1-1/2 C Almond milk
- 1-1/2" Fresh ginger
- 1 C Ice
- 2 Tbsp Cacao Nibs
- Blend the pear, dates, cashews, almon milk and ginger in a high-powered blender until completely smooth.
- Add the ice and blend again.
- Finally, add the cacao nibs and pulse to partially break down.
- Serve immediately.
* If you want it more chocolatey, add a couple of Tbsp raw cacao powder as well!
You can buy the Froothie Optimum 9400 at the special introductory price (limited time only!) of £329.00. Compare that to the current market leaders which retail for between £500 and £600!
Froothie are also offering Coconut and Berries’ readers an additional 2 years warranty, free of charge, on any optimum appliance purchased with the coupon “Special Ambassador Offer”.
*Note: Froothie ship worldwide at UK delivery costs - no extra charge
[Disclosure: I was sent a free Optimum 9400 blender for review purposes. This post also contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase through Coconut and Berries, I will get a small commission. Thank you for your support!]