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5 Delicious Homemade Smoothie Recipes

Homemade Smoothie Recipes

Looking for a quick, delicious way to start your day? Check out these homemade smoothie recipes. Each smoothie is packed with flavour and can be whipped up in a matter of minutes for the ultimate convenient snack. Some are even healthy enough to have for breakfast! All you’ll need is a blender and a glass or bottle.

Take a look at our top homemade smoothie recipes:

1. 2-Minute Breakfast Smoothie

Let’s start with a super-quick option – the 2-minute breakfast smoothie. If you’re always on the last minute, this smoothie is an easy option for a speedy breakfast. Using simple store-cupboard ingredients, this recipe is healthy and wholesome. It’s a great way to use up leftover fruit and milk from last week’s shop – so you’re doing your bit to reduce your household food waste, too.

2. Green Superfood Smoothie

For a serious health-kick, try this nutritious smoothie. It’s packed full of fruit and veg, giving it a bright green shade that screams superfoods. With a 3:1 fruit to spinach ratio, this smoothie is a great way to introduce veggies into your smoothies, as the sweet fruit tempers the bitterness of the spinach. To chill your smoothie, use frozen bananas, mango, or spinach – or add a couple of ice cubes to your glass.

3. Mango Lassi

If you’ve never had mango lassi before, you’re seriously missing out. A popular drink in many South Asian countries, this yoghurt-based smoothie pairs perfectly with a spicy curry – as a drink or a dessert. You’ll only need 4 ingredients (plus an optional dash of cinnamon for a spiced accent) – mango, yoghurt, milk and sugar. It’s not the healthiest smoothie in this list, but it’s certainly one of the most delicious.

4. Matcha Green Tea Smoothie

For a twist on your typical fruity smoothies, this matcha green tea flavoured drink is a great one to try. The caffeinated matcha green tea powder will give your morning a kick, while the fruit and veg base adds heaps of nutrition. Calling for coconut milk in place of dairy milk or yoghurt, this recipe is also vegan-friendly. Freeze your bananas before blending for a chilled treat!

5. Marbled Freezer Smoothie

This recipe calls for a variety of fresh and frozen fruits, but it’s well worth the effort. Blend up your green smoothie first, then pour it into a glass so it’s half full. Rinse out the blender and whip up the pink smoothie – fill up the glass and voila! A delicious, nutritious, two-tone smoothie. Stir it up gently for more of a marble effect.

If you want to take your smoothies to work (or send them off to school with the kids), you can bottle them up in one of our fab juice bottles. With glass and plastic varieties available, each bottle is ergonomically designed for storing cool fresh drinks – so they’re perfect for your homemade smoothies.

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The Best Juice Bottles For All Your Fruity Concoctions

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Thinking of starting up a small, homemade juicing business? Can’t find the best juice bottles to use in mass production? We’ve got you covered! Here at Ampulla, we stock a huge variety of plastic and glass juice bottles to suit all of your needs and perfectly showcase your tasty creations.

Best Juice Bottles

All the best juice bottles need to be the right size for your product line, easy to fill, sturdy and of course attractive to your customers! We believe that we’ve got a bottle for every occasion and hope that we can fulfil your business needs with one of our best juice bottles in our collections.

Plastic Juice Bottles

Firstly, we have our Standard Plastic Juice and Smoothie Bottles, which are available in a range of shapes and sizes: from 150ml right up to 1 litre. We offer huge savings when you buy in bulk, for example on our 250ml Clear Plastic Juice Bottle, which is priced individually at 50p but goes down to as low as just 32p per bottle when you buy 3024 units! The juice bottles come in both clear and opaque designs so you can choose whether you want your juice to be seen through the bottle or prefer to rely on great branding. Plastic bottles are only to be used for cold drinks; please do not use them to package hot drinks as this poses a health and safety risk.

If our standard juice bottles aren’t quite what you’re looking for, why not try out one of our Slim Shaped Juice Bottles? As you might expect from the name, these juice bottles are slimmer than the standard models and come in slightly smaller sizes. The largest version of this range is only 250ml, which makes these bottles a great option if your juice is going to be sold in single servings. The benefits of choosing a slim bottle is that it features large flat sides which are ideal for placing branded labels without having to negotiate sloping shoulders up to the bottle neck.

best juice bottles plastic

Our Curvy Juice Bottles are one of our more recent additions and they have now become some of our favourites! The attractive shape of these plastic bottles actually creates a natural handle for customers to get a firm grip on. They come in a great range of sizes, from 330ml right up to 1 litre, so you have the option to use the same bottle if you want to sell single servings alongside bottles that can serve multiple people. Find out more about Curvy Juice Bottles in one of our showcase features.

Our Square Plastic Juice Bottles are very distinctive and not seen around very often, making them a great choice if your drink is quirky or little bit different. Just like the slim bottles, the straight sides of the bottle makes it easy for you to place your branded labels and as if this wasn’t enough, we’ve made sure that these bottles are available in our most popular sizes: 250ml, 330ml and 500ml!

Benefits of using plastic juice bottles:

  • They are robust and lightweight;
  • They are made using PET or HDPE plastic which are both fully recyclable;
  • They come with the option of adding tamper evident lids to give you and your consumers peace of mind about the quality of your product.

 

Glass Juice Bottles

Just like our plastic bottles, we have a collection of standard glass bottles alongside some ranges that are slightly different. Our Standard Glass Juice Bottles are made from crystal clear glass which is moulded into a curved shape to form a natural handle. These are our most cost effective glass bottles and are perfect for use on mass production lines to keep costs down and improve your margins. Sizes range from 250ml up to 710ml.

If you want your product to look retro and have a more vintage feel to it, we recommend using one of our Glass Swing Top Bottles. Each bottle is fitted with an airtight ceramic stopper that is fixed into place with an attached metal clasp, ensuring that your beverage does not get contaminated. These bottles ooze old-school style; with green tinted glass and a faceted design that your customers will love. As well as juices, we think that beverages such as milk and smoothies would also look fantastic in these, and they are also suitable for use with carbonated drinks.

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Finally, our Frescor Traditional Glass Bottles are another great choice if you’re going for a more traditional look. They are the classic milk bottle shape and come with a gold topped, twist off cap to really complete the look. This cap can be changed to silver or black in some cases if you wish. The lids are rubber lined to preserve the freshness of your product and are compatible with our shrink sleeves too, so you can create a tamper evident seal to give extra peace of mind to your customers.

Benefits of using glass juice bottles:

  • They can add value to your brand;
  • Perfect for vintage, traditional products;
  • Great variety of designs.

 

Find all our best juice bottles at ampulla.co.uk or give our team a call on 0161 367 1414 to get further advice from our friendly team.

 

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Packaging to make products stand out

Looks are important when it comes to packaging

Glass bottles on the shelfThe start of a new year is an opportune time to take a look at your business, check how well it’s performing and work out how it could be improved. An important factor to take in consideration for business success is product packaging. Although much attention is often paid to advertising products, the way a product is packaged makes a big difference to the consumer. A recent study by Nielsen found that, ‘Nearly 60% of product decisions are made at the shelf’, which shows that a product’s appearance plays a vital part in its success.

When it comes to product packaging, whether you sell juice drinks, convenience snacks, beer, spirits, home fragrances, toiletries or cosmetics, you need a container that is not only functional, but also works well with your branding and helps to encourage the consumer to buy it. At Ampulla we realise that looks are important when it comes to packaging, which is why we sell attractive containers that will help your product to stand out on the shelf. We’ve put together a selection of our most visually appealing packaging below.

Packaging to make products stand out on the shelf

Square clear PET plastic juice bottles

Shop stand out packagingWhat makes me stand out: different from your average round plastic juice bottles, these premium square juice bottles offer a large flat label space and stand neatly alongside each other on the shelf. Available in: 250ml, 330ml and 500ml sizes, with a choice of coloured tamper evident caps.

Glossy white or black PET plastic bottles

What makes me stand out: a high gloss finish and slim, cylindrical design, along with a choice of contrasting black or white colour means that our glossy PET bottles have great visual impact. Available with a choice of closures, including sprays and lotion pumps.

Glass Eagle bottle

What makes me stand out: take a look and see for yourself. If you’re after a unique decanter bottle for spirits, this 700ml detailed eagle figure bottle is a must-have. Complete with cork stopper cap and glass lid, in the shape of an eagle’s head, this is a showstopper of a bottle.