Happy Saturday, my lovelies!
This feels a bit strange, sitting here with you, on a Saturday. It's a bit like going into the office at the weekend. I know that I've posted on Saturdays BITD, but since I've been sticking to my consistent approach to blogging, I've been posting on weekdays only. But hey ho, needs must, my drafts are building up as a result and anyway, it's good to mix things up sometimes eh?
So I'm here today, on a Saturday (!) to share with you something that's been rocking my world these past few months.
If you've been reading my blog for a while (and that pleases me greatly) then you may have spotted this little bottle that I occasionally use as an accessory, and one which I excitedly point out goes so well with some of my outfits
But it's so much more than a cute accessory. It's my breakfast shake bottle. Sometimes I have breakfast on the go, like here at an early morning physio appointment. More often it sits by my side as I catch up with blog comments, or work at a blog post.
Just how did I hook up with my shake bottle/cute accessory?
Well it started back in June through a combination of wanting to lose weight (me) and wanting to up fruit intake (us both).
Our solution has been by having a fruit-packed breakfast shake. And it's quickly become a habit.
At the beginning of this new habit I bunged fruit and stuff in a large bulky blender, which was a messy job to clear up, especially as The Photographer and I use different ingredients. The process was miraculously streamlined when on holiday we stumbled upon a Breville blender.
Shaking is now so simple! This blender comes with two bottles, and more can be bought. One-serving shake ingredients are put into a bottle, blitzed up, then a cap is placed on the bottle to give you an on-the-go shake bottle - and often I fill it with water after for my out-and-about fluid intake. And we're all filling up with water during the day, right?
We bought our first during our June holiday in the UK. By the end of the holiday we were smitten, so we kept that one at the house in Sussex and the night before we left we ordered one for here from Amazon - it arrived the day after we got back (how do they do that so quickly?!!).
This in-bottle blending system has seriously reduced our morning palaver. We're good to go in a couple of minutes.
It's a simple solution and ideal if you and your partner have different shake ingredients, as we do. For example I prefer adding 8-10 ice cubes to create a frappe, TP doesn't.
I'm sure the system is great to blitz up small quantities of other foodstuffs and I'm looking forward to using up left over vegetables to make up soups in the colder months. Blitzing is neat, quick and effective and I'm a total convert!
A morning shake is a good way to wolf down a few of our 5 a days in one sweet swoop. I have to say, I don't think we would have continued with our increased daily fruit intake had it not been for this simple Breville solution. And I do think this efficient morning discipline has helped me lose weight in these past few months, so what is not to love about the cute, simple solution which takes little space on the counter top?
So, losing weight ... I'd love to talk with you some more about that so why don't you pop back again and hear how my approach to food has changed in the past few months.
A la perchoine,
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