It’s no secret that I love smoothies.
They’re one of my favourite ways to start the day and you can’t beat a fruity punch to beat the afternoon slump.
However, they’re not always the most convenient snack on the go. This is why I was so excited to try Berry Flirt Instant Smoothies.
Made of freeze-dried organic fruit and veggies, Berry Flirt are the perfect solution if you love a fruity hit but don’t want to risk a homemade smoothie spilling in your bag (we’ve all been there) or spend all your money at the local juice bar.
Simply grab a sachet and mix it with water. Easy.
Founded by a husband and wife team, Berry Flirt is a London-based family business that was created to provide an easier and healthier alternative to the sugar-packed smoothies found in your local supermarket.
Did you know that some shop-bought smoothies can contain more sugar than drinks that we’d typically consider ‘unhealthy’ like cola or other fizzy drinks?
What’s more, these sugars are what’s known as “free sugars” which are the kind we should be aiming to consume less of (no more than around 30g per day) to protect our health and maintain a healthy weight.
Plus, we often end up consuming smoothies in quantities way above the 150ml recommended portion size, I know I’ll often convince myself I am being super healthy when I chug a massive smoothie after a swim. When in reality, the amount of sugar I’m ingesting far outweighs any health benefits my smoothie might offer!
Berry Flirt isn’t just more convenient than a conventional smoothie, it’s also a great alternative if you’re trying to feed your body with real, healthy food. Made from 100% nutrient-rich plans, with no added sugar, preservatives, sweeteners, colours or flavour enhancers, Berry Flirt is simply organic fruits and veggies equivalent to 180g of fresh fruit and vegetables.
Freeze-dried fruits and veggies also have lots of advantages like freshness, respect for raw materials and an absence of additives and pesticides, and the team behind Berry Flirt makes sure they only use the best quality European producers and British manufacturers for their products.
All together this means you’ll always know that you’re fuelling your body with the best.
So how does it taste? Can a freeze-dried smoothie you simply add water to ever be as tasty as that delicious pot of sugar you blasted up in your blender?
The answer is….PRETTY DAMN TASTY.
Unlike your typical protein shake, there’s no weird aftertaste or staleness, just fresh fruity flavours. It genuinely doesn’t feel like you’re drinking something that just moments ago was powder. The texture is bang on and you can even feel the seeds from the raspberries and strawberries that go into some of Berry Flirt’s recipes (which personally I love as it reminds me I’m eating real food).
Available in 5 fruity flavours Berry Flirt has the perfect smoothie for every palate (my favourite is the berry-packed ‘Wisdom’, it’s so juicy!) and is the perfect addition to your gym bag/handbag/work bag for a tasty and healthy snack on the go.
Buy Berry Flirt direct at www.berryflirt.com/collections/all.