We all know the benefits of fruits. They are nature's rainbow medicine packed with minerals, vitamins, micro-nutrients and anti-oxidants which help to optimise our health, boost our immunity level and protect us from ailments and diseases.
|An apple a day keeps the doctor away. Did you know that eating apples can lower 'bad' cholesterol levels too?|
I have always tried to cultivate the habit of eating fruits daily in the house but it is the kind of thing where it is easier said than done. There are times when the platter of fruits just looks b.o.r.i.n.g. Dull. Plain. Uninviting. Even to me. So it's not a surprise that many a time, I tell my girl "Let's eat some fruits" in a highly enthusiastic voice and she returns with a monotonous "I don't want" and runs off to play instead.
So, I decided to inject jazz up things a little in the hope of raising her interest. With the help of my Philips Jamie Oliver Hand Blender, a dream item I have always wanted in my kitchen, I found some simple, quick and effective ways to make eating fruits a fun affair.
|The Philips JO Hand blender comes with (from left) a whisk, motor unit and bar body, chopper unit and bowl, 1.0L beaker with lid|
A hand blender is a great, inexpensive tool to have in the kitchen and it is ideal for blending, pureeing, chopping and whipping. The Philips Jamies Oliver hand blender features a strong, titanium coated blade which ensures it stays sharper for longer and the use of ProMix technology makes it deliver the finest and evenly cut results. In fact, the blender feels like my third hand in the kitchen and as a mum of two, that is very much helpful and time-saving indeed.
1) Let's shake it!
|Remember to hull the strawberries and divide the banana into chunks.|
|I love the pink colour of the breakfast shake!|
2) The kind of Traffic Lights we like
|To get the coloured layers, simply freeze the puree in parts. Each will take approximately two hours.|
|I got the cute little molds from Daiso which even come with sticks.|
|Her favourite was the yellow light just because the mango was the sweetest.|
3) Fancy a sweet dessert?
|With the hand blender, making sorbet is a breeze!|
All we did was to heat the water and dissolve the sugar (you can omit it if you prefer), mix in the juice and zest, combine everything into the chopper bowl and blend! Be careful of not going beyond the indicated maximum level or it will overspill.
|The handy size of the blender means you can only make small portions in one go. This is perfect for us to share.|
|She ate the fruits before trying the sorbet. But once she started, she couldn't stop!|
4) A little something for the baby
|I cut the fruits into cubes, boiled them to be on the safe side and to soften them a little.|
|Minutes of blending lead to a fortnight's worth of supply, how easy!|
|Baby Ariel always make such cute sucking noises when she eats fruit puree.|
Do your kids like to eat fruits? Make it a fun affair and they will love it more!
Keep life simple with the PHILIPS | Jamie Oliver range which includes a food processor (S$268), hand blender (S$128) and blender (S$108). Available at leading electronics and departmental stores.
Disclosure: This advertorial is part of a series of sponsored conversations between Philips and A Happy Mum. Product attributes are from Philips and all opinions are my own.