Saturday, 24 June 2017

Savsé Smoothies - Reviewed!

Last summer (I know, I know, don't judge me...), Savsé Smoothies sent me a selection of their new vegan smoothies to try out. I tried them all over the course of a few weeks but never got around to writing up my review! I usually just drink water, so didn't want to drink them all at once - and then just never made the time to write about them. However, I've rectifying that now - the sunny weather recently has inspired me to finally write this post! (I handily made notes on each flavour so that I could come back and review them once I'd tried them all... it's good to be prepared!)

Savsé create healthy fruit and veg based smoothies that aren't packed full of added sugar (unlike some!). I must admit, I was sceptical about trying the vegetable-based juices. As I said, I'm predominantly a water drinker, and anything I drink that isn't water is usually sweet. But I said yes to the samples and resolved to try my best to enjoy them!

When the package from Savsé arrived, I was pleasantly surprised to find no less than six smoothie bottles! I think they sent me their entire vegan range! (Note, they have a few smoothies that contain whey powder, so do check the ingredients if buying them in the wild.)

I tried them in the order of I-fancy-this-one-today but I'm going to review them in rainbow order, because who doesn't like rainbows?? Also, I apparently only took "action shots" of two of the bottles, but you can see them all in all their glory in the lovely photo just above this paragraph. So you'll have to make do!

Super Red

Strawberry, Orange, Kale, Spinach, Broccoli, Celery

I enjoyed this one. It tasted strongly of strawberry and orange, while hiding the vegetable flavours. (I hate celery so I'm very glad I couldn't taste it!). The only issue I had was the pulp. I'm not a huge fan of orange juice, especially the pulpy stuff. But the flavour was great!

Super Orange

Mango, Celery, Apple, Lemon, Orange, Passion Fruit, Carrot

This one was great, probably my favourite of them all. It was very fruity and tropical, and was certainly refreshing on a hot day! I would buy this again.

Super Green

Pear, Broccoli, Kiwi, Lemon, Banana, Kale, Spinach, Apple

I was prepared to hate this one. Until recently, I've had a big hang up about green drinks. I don't like spinach, or bitter things in general, and I'm always nervous that I'm not going to be able to drink them. However, it was a nice surprise to find that the vegetable flavours weren't too strong and I was able to drink it all!

Super Blue

Blueberry, Kale, Beetroot, Spinach, Blackcurrant, Apple, Strawberry, Orange

This one was tasty. I liked the combination of fruits and berries that were used, and they offset the earthy flavour of the beetroot well.

Super Purple

Beetroot, Apple, Lemon, Lime, Mango, Avocado, Coconut

This drink was very earthy and the beetroot was a little overpowering - but it's a purple drink, primarily made of beetroot, so that's to be expected!

Purple Carrot

Purple Carrot, Apple, Blackcurrant, Pomegranate, Blueberry

I didn't like this one at first. I made the mistake of drinking it while eating jammy bread, as I thought the sweetness of the jam would help with the earthy flavours. What it actually did was highlighted how not-sweet this drink was. I popped it back in the fridge, tried again a few hours later, and managed to finish it off - but it's not one I'll be buying. A bit too bitter for me!

So, what I learned from samples all these juices is that it isn't necessarily green drinks that I don't like - it's strongly beetroot flavoured ones! I think I have quite a sweet pallet, so I much preferred the fruity flavours. However, I would definitely recommend trying some of these smoothies. The Super Orange would be perfect for the heatwave we're having at the moment!

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