Review: Optimum Vac 2 Air Vacuum Blender…

(Please note: This post contains affiliate links).

Happy Thursday. It is my Birthday on Saturday and I am still on a mission to lose weight, do more exercise and eat healthier.

A few weeks ago I was kindly asked if I would like to join the ambassador program for Froothie UK. How exciting. Yes, please! I had been admiring them on Facebook for a while now and have been wanting to try one of these Optimum Air Vacuum Blenders.

Being an Ambassador for them means I get to try out all sorts of kitchen gadgets to review, starting with this amazing Optimum Air Vacuum Blender.

I love making smoothies however with the cold Winter I had stopped making them.

 Spring seems to have finally arrived so it is back to making yummy smoothies every day for breakfast. I love making smoothies up and always try to make new flavours by adding seasonal fruit and veggies. I usually make up any fun combinations with what fresh and frozen ingredients I have left over from the weekend shopping trip.

My Daughter came home from school and wanted to try it out straight away. We had a lot of fresh fruit in and she wanted to make a mixed fruit smoothie.

We used fresh fruit in this recipe but I would recommend mixing fresh and frozen fruit up to make the drink a bit colder. (Or add a few ice cubes which are no problem for this Blender.)

Strawberry, Kiwi, Banana And Pineapple Juice:

Ingredients:

  • 4 big strawberries, hull and washed
  • 1 kiwi, peeled and chopped
  • 1 banana peel and cut into 3
  • 8 fresh pineapple chunks

What To Do:

  1. Place all fruit into Optimum Vac 2 Air Vacuum Blender and set to smoothie mode.
  2. Serve straight away.

Yummy.

I made up a strawberry, banana, peanut butter ice cream smoothie.

Ingredients:

  • 1 medium banana, peeled
  • 1 large scoop of vanilla ice cream
  • 1 large tablespoon of peanut butter
  • 100ml Almond milk
  • 3 large strawberries hull and washed


What To Do:

  1. Place all fruit into Optimum Vac 2 Air Vacuum Blender and set to smoothie mode.
  2. Serve straight away.

About The Optimum Vac 2 Air Vacuum Blender:

15 Different Functions:

A versatile device not just for energy-packed smoothies, you can also chop vegetables, crush ice and even knead bread dough with ease!!

Longer Shelf-life:

The Vacuum technology allows you to blend ahead of time and enjoy the same benefits and great taste of a freshly blended smoothie later.

Retains Freshness & Preserves Nutrients:

By blending in a Vacuum environment, the nutrients in the ingredients are fully preserved and freshness is retained until you open the lid.

Eliminates Discolouration & Oxidation:

Exposure to oxygen, or oxidation, compromises on the quality, texture and taste of the resulting smoothie. In a Vacuum, the resulting smoothie is finer, smoother and protected from separation and discolouration.

Maximises Nutrient Intake:

With the prevention of oxidation, the nutrients in fresh ingredients are fully preserved to ensure you receive the maximum nutrients from every smoothie.Other smoothie ideas:

Fancy trying a banana, blueberries and peanut butter smoothie? This is my favourite smoothie recipe and I will be buying some blueberries over the weekend to make it up in my Optimum Vac 2 Air Vacuum Blender.

Ingredients:

  • 50g Blueberries, fresh or frozen
  • 1 medium banana
  • 4 tablespoons of natural yoghurt
  • 100ml semi-skimmed milk or milk of your choice
  • A teaspoon of peanut butter

Method:

  1. Wash the blueberries and chop the banana.
  2. Place the blueberries, chopped banana, milk, natural yoghurt and peanut butter in an Optimum Air Vacuum Blender.
  3. Blend all the ingredients together until smooth and creamy.
  4. Drink immediately.

1 appliance 15 functions! whoo.

A few of my favourite recipes to make up next:

Strawberries And Banana Protein Smoothie:

Ingredients:

  • 1 medium banana
  • 25g Protein,( I used cookies and cream flavour, yummy)
  • 100g Frozen strawberries
  • 200 ml Semi skimmed milk
  • 1 tsp peanut butter

 

What To Do:

  1. Place all fruit into Optimum Vac 2 Air Vacuum Blender and set to smoothie mode.
  2. Serve straight away.

Orange And Summer Fruits:

Serves 2

You will need:

  • 1 Large navel orange
  • 100g Frozen Summer fruits
  • 150ml Cold water

What To Do:

  1. Place all fruit into Optimum Vac 2 Air Vacuum Blender and set to smoothie mode.
  2. Serve straight away.

Cherries And Spinach Milkshake:

Ingredients:

  • Large handful of spinach
  • Large banana
  • 50g Frozen cherries
  • 200 mil Skimmed milk
  • 1 Tablespoon peanut butter

What To Do:

  1. Place all fruit into Optimum Vac 2 Air Vacuum Blender and set to smoothie mode.
  2. Serve straight away.

Summary:

Firstly the health impact of this blender.

Usually with my favourite blender recipes by the time you have drunk the smoothie most of the Vitamins are lost. When exposed to the Air the Vitamins especially Vit C can be destroyed. So it has piqued my interest that this Blender creates a Vacuum keeping whatever you are blending fresh. Amazing!!

Mix up your favourite recipe before the gym or dog walk! pop in the fridge. Then when you come home a few hours later still a perfect Vitamin rich smoothie Wow.!!  Hopefully going forward I will have more energy with all these extra Vitamins. Check back in a Month or Two to see if I am achieving my goals!!

Watch this YouTube video to illustrate the difference between this Blender and a normal one.


Final Thoughts:

Wow, very impressive Science behind the Blender and the Vitamins you consume. Even my eldest Son who has a Masters Degree from Loughborough University was impressed when he made a surprise visit!

I love it. Great for my smoothies as mentioned. Also, a lovely recipe book comes with the blender. With loads of great ideas. My Husband has been wanting homemade soup for work so that is my next project. Watch this space!!

Not often I would give a 5-star rating.

This though, no hesitation highly recommended.

5 out 5  for this amazing device. ☆☆☆☆☆

About This Post: 

I am an ambassador for Froothie UK. I was sent this Optimum Vac 2 Air Vacuum Blender for review and this post contains affiliate links. Thanks for supporting the brands I work with. 

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41 Comments

  1. Jonathan Gutteridge
    May 3, 2018 / 1:04 pm

    We actually need a new blender and this one looks ideal! Going to show the wife this post!

    • Clairejustine oxox
      May 6, 2018 / 3:38 pm

      Thanks Jonathan 🙂

  2. Lucy Dorrington
    May 3, 2018 / 2:42 pm

    This would save a lot of space in the kitchen, with all its different functions! I have a protein smoothie every day and my current blender is not really up to the job. However hard I try, there is always a lump somewhere!

    • Clairejustine oxox
      May 6, 2018 / 3:38 pm

      Thanks Lucy. I love making smoothies with protein and fresh fruit 🙂

  3. mummabstylish
    May 3, 2018 / 5:19 pm

    This is rather cool, I'm glad you've shared the recipes too Claire, I hope you'll join the #chicandstylish #linkup too. x Jacqui Mummabstylish

    • Clairejustine oxox
      May 6, 2018 / 3:41 pm

      I Jacqui. Aww I am so behind this week. Hopefully I will be more organised for next week 🙂

  4. Sonia Cave
    May 3, 2018 / 5:20 pm

    This looks like a perfect appliance to add to any kitchen and I am drooling now after your recipes. It makes doing so many tasks so easy, and as for smoothies, my three love them!

    • Clairejustine oxox
      May 6, 2018 / 5:43 pm

      Thanks Sonia. My kids love smoothies too (If I make them them) 🙂

  5. Sophie's Nursery
    May 3, 2018 / 6:42 pm

    Some great recipe ideas! The blender sounds fab – it's great that it kneads dough & chops veg! x

    • Clairejustine oxox
      May 6, 2018 / 5:43 pm

      Thanks. I can not wait to try out all the other features 🙂

  6. Battle Mum
    May 3, 2018 / 6:56 pm

    That's a very impressive blender. Totally appeals to my science background. I had a blender before we moved but I've no room for one at the moment. When we get a house I so want one of these!

    • Clairejustine oxox
      May 6, 2018 / 5:44 pm

      Thanks, me and my Husband are also impressed with the science bit about it 🙂

  7. Tamar SB
    May 3, 2018 / 10:20 pm

    Happy almost birthday!! Smoothies are so good!

    • Clairejustine oxox
      May 6, 2018 / 5:44 pm

      Aww, thanks Tamar 🙂

  8. Cathy
    May 4, 2018 / 6:15 am

    What a fabulous machine. I love smoothies and this looks perfect. Have a happy birthday on Saturday x

    • Clairejustine oxox
      May 7, 2018 / 6:20 am

      Thanks Cathy. I am really impressed with this 🙂

  9. Stella Olojola
    May 4, 2018 / 6:55 am

    Happy birthday for tomorrow. The blender looks fantastic.

    • Clairejustine oxox
      May 7, 2018 / 6:20 am

      Aww, thanks Stella 🙂

  10. What Mum Loves
    May 4, 2018 / 11:47 am

    Happy Birthday! I use ledner every single day to prepare healthy smoothies and soups. Mine is 8 years old, and it is not coping with the amount of work anymore. I know that soon I'll have to get a new one and it looks like the Optimum Vacuum blender is going to be the one 🙂 Great review! x

    • Clairejustine oxox
      May 7, 2018 / 6:21 am

      Thanks lovely. If you use it a lot,it is seriously one to think about 🙂

  11. Nikki Thomas
    May 4, 2018 / 7:25 pm

    I think a good blender is worth its weight in gold. I bought myself a Nutribullet a couple of years ago and it was lifechanging. I went from being someone who hardly ate any fruit to having a fruit smoothie every day. Frozen fruit is a great tip, I always keep some in the freezer and it means that I can always have a smoothie even when the fruit bowl is empty.

    • Clairejustine oxox
      May 7, 2018 / 6:22 am

      Thanks Nikki. Yes I love adding frozen fruit as it makes the smoothies colder and creamer 🙂

  12. Nayna Kanabar
    May 4, 2018 / 8:11 pm

    I love all your smoothies and the combinations of fruits and flavours look really tasty. I hope you enjoy making the soup in it too.

    • Clairejustine oxox
      May 7, 2018 / 6:22 am

      Thanks Nayna 🙂

  13. Kira
    May 5, 2018 / 7:39 am

    This looks brilliant. Your smoothies look delicious. We really need to invest in a decent blender

    • Clairejustine oxox
      May 7, 2018 / 6:22 am

      Thanks for stopping by Kira 🙂

  14. Laura Side Street
    May 5, 2018 / 10:06 pm

    Oh wow what a cool blender and can do so many things. I wish mine was powerful enough to make nut butters. Laura x

    • Clairejustine oxox
      May 7, 2018 / 6:23 am

      Thanks Laura. I can not wait to try out all the other features 🙂

  15. Kara Guppy
    May 8, 2018 / 1:04 pm

    I keep saying i need a blender as want to start making smoothy's – this looks perfect for the job

    • Clairejustine oxox
      May 14, 2018 / 5:43 am

      Thanks Kara, they taste so yummy in this one 🙂

  16. Five Little Doves
    May 8, 2018 / 10:35 pm

    Ooh this looks great and perfect for what we need to make smoothies! I am trying to eat more fruit and veg so this would be great!

    • Clairejustine oxox
      May 14, 2018 / 5:44 am

      Thanks for stopping by Laura 🙂

  17. Step by Step Through the World
    May 11, 2018 / 10:40 am

    I recently bought one of them and i love it! Thanks for sharing the recipies

    • Clairejustine oxox
      May 14, 2018 / 5:44 am

      Thanks for stopping by 🙂

  18. nic@nipitinthebud
    May 15, 2018 / 11:50 am

    I had to come and read your review as I had no idea what your review was going to be about – my baby brain couldn't get past the word 'vacuum''! You really gave it a run for your money, that's amazing that there's less vitamin loss. When I make smoothies I tend to do so in bulk to make all the washing up afterwards worthwhile but I hadn't thought about my second smoothie later in the day being less nutritious as a result.

  19. We're going on an adventure
    May 15, 2018 / 2:10 pm

    I love a good smoothie but our blender died at the end of last year and I haven't got round to replacing it yet – this sounds fab!

  20. Louise Fairweather
    May 15, 2018 / 7:40 pm

    I love a blender that can crush ice – this looks great #triedtested

  21. Kim Carberry
    May 15, 2018 / 7:51 pm

    Oh wow! This looks so fancy! I love that it has so many uses. What a great blender x

  22. Morgan Prince
    May 16, 2018 / 7:59 pm

    This looks so interesting, I've been wondering about trying out smoothies for breakfast and the Vacuum thing sounds like a great thing. Thanks so much for sharing with #pocolo.

  23. Coombe Mill
    May 16, 2018 / 11:12 pm

    What a lovely way to enjoy fruit #TriedTested

  24. Anonymous
    May 17, 2018 / 5:35 pm

    You have reminded me to start making smoothies again. Look delicious.

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