Mango Mint Smoothie And The Froothie Optimum G2.1

Wow, what a weekend. I am sat here at 8pm with all the windows and doors wide open and I’m still too hot. A weekend of sunshine and warm weather hit the UK this weekend. We will probably look back in September and call these 3 days ‘Summer’.

But hot it was and we spent a lovely few days down in Dorset. We have promised each other that we’d try to escape on some camping trips more often this year, as we will both have weekends free all summer (for the first time in 8 years!) Just 2 days and nights in a different setting, can feel like so much longer. We explored the coast line, snoozed on the beach, ate far too much halloumi on our bbq and just chilled out. It was fab and I hope we have many more weekends like this one.

A few weeks back I received something I have been lusting after for a while – A Froothie Optimum G2.1 Blender. A hunk of a machine that can blitz in seconds, pulverise stones to mere dust, make hot soup, and tackle any nut butter. With a mega 2,611 watt motor (with a 10 year warranty) the Froothie Optimum is something every kitchen needs. I have been waiting to use it for weeks, and now the time had come. It took mere seconds to blitz all my mix into the smoothest of smoothies. It has 6 pre-programmed settings; Fruit, Sorbet, Grind, Nut Milk, Soup, Sauces and you can also programme it manually.  The Froothie Optimum G2.1 is currently on offer at £429 (RRP £599), it is a big investment, but one that I wholeheartedly believe is worth it, and it is something I have been using at least once a day.

It comes with a nut milk bag, a tamper tool to push your ingredients down if needed, and a 104 page recipe book. What I love is that the jug is BPA free, and to clean it, you just add some water and a drop of washing up liquid into your jug, turn it on, and voila, clean jug! The jug just sits on top, no faffy time wasted trying to get it to click into place. I love the LED touch screen display too. There is even an in built sensor which automatically turns the appliance off if it overheats. It is even more powerful than a Vitamix, just see the specs below!

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We got back after a stuffy hour in the car and I know I needed something refreshing and summery! This blend has a sneaky hidden ingredient – chickpeas! Now don’t baulk and think ‘chickpeas in a smoothie, say what?!’ Adding chickpeas into your smoothie will mean it satisfies your belly for longer. It well help aid any mid morning or afternoon hunger pangs! You can’t taste them once they’re blended, trust me on this one guys!

Mango Mint Smoothie
 
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A refreshing, thirst quenching smoothie.
Rough Measures:
Serves: 2 glasses
Ingredients
  • ½ mango (peeled)
  • ½ cup chickpeas (drained and rinsed well)
  • 300ml coconut water (normal water is fine if you don’t have coconut water handy)
  • handful mint leaves
  • Juice of 1 lime.
Method
  1. Add everything to the blender and blitz until smooth
Notes
I added a big bunch of mint to the mix, ginger would also work really well!
 

Mango Mint Smoothie // roughmeasures.com

Mango Mint Smoothie // roughmeasures.com

For more info on the Froothie Optimum G2.1 you can visit the Froothie website and have a browse.

Find more smoothie ideas here.

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Disclaimer: Expect to see lots more Froothie Optimum G2.1 posts as I am now an Ambassador for Froothie.  Any links to their site in this post or future posts are affiliate links. If you purchase through these links I will earn a small commission, it won’t cost you any extra though. I was not paid to write this post and all opinions are my own. Thank you for continuing to support Rough Measures! 

 

73 thoughts on “Mango Mint Smoothie And The Froothie Optimum G2.1

  1. Oh wow this looks cool! I didn’t realise the froothies could do so much. My husband loves breakfast smoothies so will have to suggest adding chickpeas to him, had never thought of that before!

    1. It’s a really good addition to them to keep you fuller for longer, and added nutrients from the chickpeas can’t be a bad thing 🙂

  2. Great review of this fine looking blender… they’re so powerful aren’t they!!! Loving the bonus recipe too… I would never have thought to use chickpeas in a smoothie and am now intrigued about how that might taste!

    1. As long as you rinse them well, and only add a handful, you can’t taste them. The flavours of the fruit are stronger so come through instead!

    1. Oh I totally recommend a froothie – head to their website and have a browse as they have other versions too! The link is in the post 🙂

  3. Ohhh this is amazing! I have never heard of froothie before, I don’t know how because it sounds great! I love a good smoothie but my blender isn’t that great – it’s had a lot of use! That’s SO easy to clean too, just adding water and soap and turn it on! I need this in my life, haha. I’ll keep this one in mind when I get around to buying a new one 🙂 Also, I love mint leaves in a smoothie, yum!

  4. Ohh this sounds like an interesting combo – I keep saying I will make more smoothies this summer so I am going to have to print this and keep it ready. x

  5. I have never made a mango smoothie before always bananas and other fruits. I am loving the look of the blender though, I need a new blender soon

  6. Ive heard great things about this machine, however, I’ve not heard of chic peas in a smoothie, but, I suppose it’s similar to using an avocado.

    1. Trust me it works! Just rinse them well and make sure you’ve got some sweet fruit like bananas or mangoes in there to balance it out 🙂

  7. I love mango and I’m obsessed with mint but I had never considered adding chick peas to my smoothie! I love chickpeas so I’m definitely going to give it a go – I’m guessing it helps to thicken up the drink?

  8. I have been looking at the Froothie too but I hardly ever make anything beyond smoothies. I would lov eto make other things, like juices and soups too but I’m not yet sure whether it’s worth the investment. I’m not a great cook, after all.

    1. You don’t need to be a great cook Astrid! You can throw a load of veggies in – put it on a soup mode then a few moments later you’ll have thick soup!
      It is an investment for sure but a good one!

  9. Now… this sounds amazing! The machine looks awesome too.
    £429.00 is pretty steep but like my mum always says “you pay for what you get” and I can only image it does what it says on the lable on more.
    Will defo look into it as an investment.
    Thanks so much for sharing hun – I NEED to try this recipe, looks lush.
    Charlotte x

    1. Hey Charlotte! Thanks for stopping by! It definitely pays to invest. Comparable blenders of a similar spec are much more, and the long guarantee is a winner too!

  10. Ooh this does look a very slick machine. Very nice. Your smoothie sounds fab with chickpeas blended in too. Gotta try that.

  11. Can you please tell me if the blades in the G2.1 are sharp or are they blunt like those in the other Froothie models? This is important as I would like to know how safe it is for older children to make their own smoothies in the G2.1 blender. Thank you

    1. Hi! Thanks for your question. All blades have some sharpness to them as they are designed to slice and chop the contents. However I would suggest not to stick arms down into the jug but use a wooden spoon / silicone spatula to scrape out all the smoothie etc. This is what I do. Hope that helps – it’s a fantastic blender.

      1. Thanks for your helpful and comprehensive reply but I am still rather uncertain. I already have an Optimum 9200 but am wanting to buy one for my grandchildren to take home. The blades on my 9200 are powerful but blunt – i.e. safe enough to put one’s fingers in to clean (not that I need to put them in very often!). From what you say, it sounds as if the blades in your G2.1 are sharp compared with the ones in my 9200 – would that be a safe assumption? (P.S. The blades in my 9200 are not blunt through use or abuse; they are designed that way. Only 4 weeks ago I ordered some new blades and they are as blunt as the ones I was replacing – exactly as I expected them to be. Hope all this makes sense!) Thank you for your help and patience.

        1. Hi Jeanne. They are blunt enough you can clean them (much like the 9200). I have just done the finger test and come away unscathed. I am confident your grandchildren would be ok. I generally wash mine by adding warm water, a drop of washing up liquid and then putting it onto blend for 30 seconds (with the lid on!). A quick rinse and it’s all clean! Let me know if you have any more questions 🙂

      2. Thank you Sus for your helpful and comprehensive reply but I am still rather uncertain. I already have an Optimum 9200 and I want to buy an Optimum for my grandchildren to take home and I am attracted by the current price of the G2.1.
        The blades in my 9200 are powerful but blunt – i.e. safe enough to put one’s fingers in to clean (not that I need to put them in very often!). From what you say, it sounds as if the blades in your G2.1 are sharp compared with the ones in my 9200 – would that be a correct assumption? If so, then I think it is probably safer to look for a different model for my grandchildren.
        Thank you for your help and patience. I emailed my question to Froothie a while ago but I’m afraid they haven’t replied yet.
        P.S. The blades in my 9200 are not blunt through use or abuse; they are designed that way. Only 4 weeks ago I ordered some new blades and they are as blunt as the ones I was replacing – exactly as I expected them to be. Hope all this makes sense!

  12. Sorry Sus, I seem to have re-entered my earlier post instead of this one to say thank you for your finger test on the G2.1 and your advice that it will be ok for my grandchildren. You have been so very helpful. Thankyou

  13. Hi again Sus,
    Just one more question if I may please? My grandchildren’s Mum (daughter-in-law) wonders if there is any kind of cord storage facility under the G2.1? A minor query really, and whatever the answer, it will not affect the decision to buy a G2.1. Many thanks for all your assistance.

    1. There isn’t underneath, however it wraps nicely around the base of the jug when not in use. I have a free delivery code for your daughter in law if she’d like it – 3414 FREE AMBASSADOR DELIVERY – when she goes to the site via the link on this post. Happy Sunday!

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