Breville Blend-Active Personal Blender
To help people live better with cancer, we donate $1000 to the American Cancer Society every month.
"I found that the best way to consume my healthy morning breakfast was with a delicious green smoothie!"
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About Breville Blend-Active Personal Blender
This Breville blender is ideal for cancer patients before, during and after treatment. It is a great tool to make the nutritious smoothies and vegetable mixes.
- Personal blender with portable bottle
- Features 600ml BPA-free eastman tritan copolyester blender bottle
- One-touch blending action with angled stainless steel blades
- Includes additional 600ml bottle with lockable lid
- Easy-clean, detachable, dishwasher-safe blades and blending bottles
- Voltage: 220-240V
- size: 12.4 x 12.8 x 37 cm
The Breville Blend-Active Personal Blender Family Pack is available here.
Breville Blender FAQs
How can a Breville Blend-Active Personal Blender help?
Maintaining a healthy nutritious diet is essential for patients with a cancer diagnosis. It can be difficult though to tolerate large meals due to side-effects such as nausea, vomiting, mucositis and difficulty swallowing.
Cancer treatments such as chemotherapy and radiotherapy can cause uncomfortable changes to taste that can make meal times challenging. Sometimes the thought of eating a full meal is overwhelming, particularly if you’re suffering from other difficult side effects such as a dry mouth, bad tastes or discomfort when eating. Blending fruits and vegetables allows you to slowly drink the nutrients that you need without being faced with a large meal, making for a great way to get key nutrients into your diet without having to work your way through a full plate.
Who can benefit from the Breville Blender?
Anyone! From those who enjoy making smoothies, to people who require some extra nutritional support but find it difficult chewing.
Where can I find Breville Blend Active recipes or other recipes?
You can find loads of great recipes, stories and tips from the cancer community in our very own Eat Better With Cancer Cookbook. All profits raised from the book go to our partner charity, who we're excited and honoured to raise funds for.
Live Better With also sells the following recipe books to give you some ideas to get you started with your new Breville Blend-Active Personal Blender:
- The Cancer-Fighting Kitchen
- Cooking for Chemo... and After!
- The Whole-Food Guide for Breast Cancer Survivors
- The Breast Cancer Cookbook
- Healthy Eating During Chemotherapy
- Anticancer: A New Way of Life
- Chemo Cookery Club
- The Royal Marsden Cancer Cookbook
- Nourish: The Cancer Care Cookbook
Alternatively, you can get our three most popular cookbooks in our Ultimate Cancer Cookbook Set. Bon appetit!
What is Breville Blend Active family pack?
The Breville Blend Active Blender Family Pack contains a personal blender with four BPA-free
portable bottles which can be used by all the family. The Breville Blend Active Blender Family
Pack provides an easy way to make smoothies on the run.
How do I use this Breville blender?
Breville Blend Active takes the hassle out of smoothie-making. Simply add the ingredients, blend
until smooth, and decant into each of the bottles!
What kind of ingredients can I use in the Blend Active Blender?
There are plenty of delicious, healthy ingredients that can be added to Breville Blend Active that taste great and can help top up your daily vitamin and mineral requirements:
- For hydration - coconut water, almond milk and oat milk all taste great in smoothies and can help to keep you hydrated.
- Fibre-rich fruits - bananas and apples add a natural sweet touch to smoothies and help support digestion.
- Probiotics - natural greek yoghurt and kefir add a creamy texture whilst also promoting healthy gut bacteria for better digestion.
- Berries - packed full of antioxidants, rich, red berries add a sweetness alongside a host of immune-boosting benefits.
- Leafy greens - kale and spinach are filled with iron and important B-vitamins which can help naturally boost energy levels.
- Protein - a handful of nuts can help keep protein levels topped up.
- Anti-nausea foods - mint, ginger and lemon can all help ease nausea whilst providing an extra health boost.
How do I use it?
This item is fitted with a 3-pin UK plug
I love mine but it appears my blade has been thrown away 😬 Where can I buy a replacement blade??
What an absolute bargain for a top notch smoothie maker. It can cope with very solid balls of frozen spinach no problem when making lunch smoothies in the morning to take to work with me. I also use mine to make flourless banana pancakes: throw 2x eggs and a ripe chopped up banana in and blitz for a few seconds, then fry in a pan for a few mins per side.
This blender is ideal for the single person. If I had a family, I would not buy it, because it is not at 300 watts heavy duty. The clue lies in the instructions: "Do not operate your blender continuously for more than 30 seconds without giving it a rest period of one minute". It's like using a domestic power tool, which won't withstand prolonged use, as opposed to an industrial one, which will. After purchasing the Breville, I happened upon a Nutribullet blender on display in a department store. It is significantly more robust and at 600 watts has twice the power; therefore, if you want something that will be equal to the demands of a family, I would choose that instead (although it does cost much more). In spite of the above, I have no regrets about buying it. It mixes my sports recovery drinks in 20 seconds, much quicker than using a whisk. It is straightforward to use; the bottles don't leak; and it is easy to keep clean. There are recipes for smoothies aplenty in print, on the internet and even in apps. You can't go wrong for £22 (as of October 2015).
Obviously this cannot and will not compete against a Nutribullet, but for the cheap as chips price paid (in relative terms) it does an adequate job at blending all sorts of buts and bobs. The end product is still quite "fibre-ry", but people who actually care about this sort of thing should have bigger fish to fry and need to start thinking about what is really important in life.I have created many wonderful recipes by just cutting up some veg and fruit together with some juices and none have come out anything other than tasty.We do have a proper blender which could do the same job, but it belongs to a kitchen machine and whacking that out every now and again is just not on now that we have this.Another big plus is the easyness of cleaning this bad boy. Quick rinse of the blades, drink your concoction, quick rinse and then into the dishwasher.A Nutribullet it is not, but if you want a cheap alternative that does nearly as good smoothies/shakes then opt for this one. I recently saw one at Sainsbury's and it was even cheaper than on here.
So much thought has gone into the design of this great little blender. From how it stores, to how you use it in the real world. Even the way the snap top ( LEAK PROOF) lid fits on the BOTTOM of the bottle when it is attached upside down in the blender. Ingenious. Throw in your frozen berries, fresh fruits, yoghurt, fruit juice etc etc. screw on the cutting/blending unit, give it a whizz and thats it, Take it off, screw in the snap top lid and take it with you. Only thing to wash is the tiny cutter/blender that you left behind. ASDA even make packs of FROZEN fruits, pre-mixed for blending. Throw in juice and you have a healthy smoothy in seconds. Finally a blender that I can use daily !!!
Brilliant. Highly recommended. Blends your smoothie within a minute and has no problem crushing frozen fruits. Does a more convenient job than Nutribullet as you can simply blend in a compact sports bottle for on the go and will save you much more money.