Creative Gourmet Smoothie Cubes

Posted by Nicole Eckersley on 17th March 2011

Creative Gourmet Smoothie Cubes - Berry AntioxidantPatties Foods has released a new product under their Creative Gourmet frozen fruit and dessert brand, Creative Gourmet Smoothie Cubes.

The frozen fruit cubes are designed to be added to milk and blended to create an instant cold fruit smoothie, with flavours and attributes designed to appeal to the health-conscious, on-the-go consumer.

The new Smoothie Cubes range features a specially-designed Breakfast flavour – banana, rolled oats, apple juice, honey, wheat fibre and cinnamon – designed to be a breakfast in cube form.

Other flavours include Berry Antioxidant (banana, blueberries, raspberries, goji berries, acai berries and chia paste), Strawberry (banana, seedless strawberries and chia paste) and Tropical (banana, passion fruit, mango, pineapple and apple juice).

Creative Gourmet Brand Manager, Jane Westney, says Smoothie Cubes make a brilliant breakfast or snack for people on the go, young or old.

“As a product innovation they have rated extremely highly in market testing. We’re confident they’re set to change the way Australians enjoy breakfast and snack time,” Westney said.

The cubes were developed with the help of nutritionist, sports dietician and exercise physiologist Joanne Turner, and are low GI, contain only natural ingredients and are free of added sugar.

“We added natural ingredients to meet specific dietary needs, such as LSA (linseed, sunflower and almond) for added fibre, protein and healthy fatty acids; Chia seeds, for Omega 3s; and a soluble fibre in the form of polydextrose for beneficial prebiotic effects in the Breakfast flavour, which is Gluten Free,” said Turner.

“Each flavour is low GI (Glycemic Index), which helps you feel fuller longer, and the energy and nutritional values are clearly labeled on the pack. So it’s easy for people counting calories.”

Turner said that the smoothie cubes would be a “game-changer” for quick breakfasts in Australia.

“It’s important that people get a good start to the day with a healthy breakfast. But research shows that as many as 1 in 4 people simply skip breakfast, for numerous reasons, one being they are too busy,” she said.

“You don’t have to peel bananas, dice fruit or find the honey and oats. All the hard work has been done for you. Just pop 2-3 Smoothie Cubes in a blender with a glass of milk and your great-tasting, nutritious breakfast or snack is ready to enjoy in seconds.”

Creative Gourmet Smoothie Cubes are available from the frozen dessert section in all major supermarkets, in packs of ten 30g cubes, at a Recommended Retail Price of $5.99 per pack.