I was asked if I’d like to try something from the frozen smoothies company Love Struck and was delighted to be sent a pack of 14 fruit mixes to try. Read on for a discount code you can use across the site.
The History of Love Struck
The Founder of Love Struck, Richard, started out by selling his smoothies at London’s Borough Market after ditching his advertising job. He started portioning his frozen fruit and veg into bags and decided that he could sell them further. Eventually Love Struck was born and the smoothies can be purchased online ready to make at home.
Love Struck provides Smoothies, shakes and soups in ready to blend packs. You can even use them to make cocktails with your chosen alcohol.
Love Struck is a B Corporation Company. This means they balance purpose and profit. To be able to show a B Corp logo the company has to take into consideration it’s workers, customers, suppliers, community and the environment. March also happens to be BCorp month!
Their fruit and vegetables come from ethical trading, the sachets are fully recyclable, the delivery boxes are recyclable, cups, straws and lids are recyclable, and marketing materials are printed on recycled paper with vegetable based inks.
My Review of the Smoothies
I chose the fruit smoothie bundle and was sent a box of 14 packets of frozen fruit.
The bundle included
- Berry Go Round
- Coco Loco
- Blueberry Thrill
- Big 5
- Strawberry Split
- Pash and Shoot
You can pick a bundle of your choice with 14 or 24 packets, or you can make your own bundle choosing your favourites. The 14 packs cost £29.50
The individual prices of the smoothies vary from £1.65 to £3.50 each.
You can use the discount code STARS10 for 10% off any purchase on the site.
I haven’t tried all of them yet but the ones I have tried definitely have me ‘love struck.’ I have tried packs of frozen fruit from the supermarket before but I have not found such lovely combinations as these.
I first tried Coco Loco which contains mango, pineapple, coconut and mint. I mixed it up with 200ml of Coconut drink. (yes, I really like coconut.) I found it a little thick at first so I added more liquid, but I’ve since discovered that if you leave the pack out of the fridge for about 20 minutes before whizzing it has a smoother consistency. Oh, this has to be my favourite, the coconut and mint went together so well along with the mango and pineapple, super delicious and refreshing. It’s also full of good things to aid digestion.
Next I tried Berry-go-Round mixed with coconut drink. I’m thinking that maybe this would work better with apple juice being as it was mostly berry based. It had Strawberry, blackberry and raspberry and was very tasty. You can also mix it with 150ml water, 50ml yoghurt and a spoonful of oats for a tasty breakfast. I really want to try that!
I tried the Strawberry Split with oat milk to make it more of a milkshake. It contains bananas and strawberries so it worked wonderfully.
Next up is Big 5, which contains four fruit, Pineapple, Mango, Strawberry and Kiwi…I’m guessing the fifth is what you add to it, which can be apple juice or coconut water. I’m not a super huge fan of kiwi so I decided on coconut water to tone the tang. It wasn’t tangy at all, it was delicious and smooth and I’m definitely looking forward to more.
How to Make Your Smoothies
Making up the smoothies is really easy. I did find that leaving them out of the freezer for about 20 minutes first made them easier to blend and slightly less thicker (Which is my personal preference.) Then you pour your chosen liquid in a blender jar, I have a Breville Blend Active which is an inexpensive space saving blender which comes with three bottles. I added the packet to the blender and then whizzed it up in no time. With the Blend Active it means I can just put the lid on the blender bottle and drink straight away. The whole process is really simple.
You can also make milk shakes where you substitute the juice or water with milk. Or you can buy soup products if you are looking a quick healthy snack. The frozen soup needs to be blended with hot water then put in the microwave for a couple of minutes. I guess you’d use the vegetable based mixes for the soup, you can get get avocado, carrot, broccoli, beetroot and kale mixes.
I was really surprised at the freshness and flavour of the smoothies. I find generally the frozen fruit you can buy for smoothies come out a little more mushy and lose flavour, but not the ones from Love Struck.