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When the boys were small it was so easy to get them to eat fruit and vegetables.  I could also hide them and they didn’t even know they were eating them.  Enter the teenage years and getting them to eat a piece or fruit has started to get harder.

They have been eating their vegetables but even that had started to become a struggle.  I have read so much lately about juice diets that I thought it might be a way of getting  my two teenage boys to consume more fruit and vegetables and get all the healthy nutrients they need for their growing body and mind.  I am a firm believer in consuming fruit and vegetables to stave off a cold so coming in to autumn I really wanted to give this a go.

The wonderful people at DOMU sent me a fantastic blender to try my experiment.  So let me introduce you to the Vonshef Ultrablend Pro Smoothie Maker!


smoothie maker


The blender arrived last Saturday and I am amazed at two things.  Firstly, this is so powerful, quick and easy to use and to make me a happy mummy, my two lovely teenage boys have been drinking fruit smoothies and eating more vegetables in the form of soups.


This week alone they have had a smoothie of bananas, oranges, raspberries and blackberries; beetroot, carrot and ginger soup as well as leek and potato soup.  All whizzed up in this fantastic Vonshef Blender.


I can’t recommend this blender enough.  I was absolutely amazed at the powerful 1200W motor which made light work of whatever fruit and vegetables we threw at it.  The large 1 litre cup also meant we didn’t have to blend our ingredients in batches, this was enough for all four of us.  Best of all, this wonderful device has helped me to ensure that my two teenage boys are getting enough vitamins and minerals.


I’d love to hear how you get your teenagers to eat fruit and vegetables.  Have you thought of using a blender?


Elf x





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  1. September 19, 2017 / 8:35 am

    I know I’ve always been a bit of a nightmare when it comes to vegetables. Thankfully my Little Man is very good I just hope it stays that way as he gets older. #twinklytuesday

    • admin
      September 19, 2017 / 12:07 pm

      Our boys were grand when they were younger, I just think the teenage ages are so unique that their tastes changed. But thankfully smoothies are now “cool”!

  2. September 19, 2017 / 12:35 pm

    Oh boy I’m having this struggle at the moment. My eldest is 13 and refuses to eat any vegetables, it’s quite annoying! It never occurred to me to try smoothies! Thanks so much for the recommendation.

    • admin
      September 19, 2017 / 12:54 pm

      It does work, especially now that smoothies are “cool” haha. Thanks for stopping by.

  3. September 19, 2017 / 6:47 pm

    I so wish that my son would do this. He is super picky and I usually just have to focus on the kinds that he likes (or doesn’t know about), otherwise, there is trouble. Oh well, Zuchhini Brownies aren’t bad at all! 🙂

    • admin
      September 20, 2017 / 8:16 am

      Offer to put it over some ice-cream – that can do the trick too 🙂

  4. September 19, 2017 / 7:56 pm

    What a fantastic idea. Smoothies are so good for you and taste awesome too.

    • admin
      September 20, 2017 / 8:16 am

      Indeed. And of course they are so fashionable now too! Thanks for stopping by. E x

  5. September 20, 2017 / 11:12 am

    Smoothies are such a good way to get veggies in, my boys love them X #twinklytuesday

    • admin
      September 20, 2017 / 12:11 pm

      Yes it certainly makes things easier 🙂 Thanks for stopping by.

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