Thrifty Deskfest #3: Croissant & Blueberry Smoothie

Miss Thrifty4 January 18, 2013

I was in a rush and didn’t have enough honey to make the homemade granola I was planning. So for Thrifty Deskfest #3…

thrifty alpro deskfest

We have…

thrifty deskfest tiffin

An almond croissant, apple and a blueberry smoothie.

The croissant was warmed in the oven after being disinterred from my freezer, where so many supermarket discount shelf items go. I pick up quite a few croissanty things and other cakes this way: at the end of their shelf life they are sold off for pennies. But stick ’em in the freezer, and they live forever. This almond croissant came from a pack of three, reduced to 45p, so worked out at just 15p.

I made the smoothie in the blender:

blender blueberry smoothie

It took seconds: a handful of blueberries, the rest of the Alpro pouring yoghurt from yesterday’s Bread Bhurji, a top-up of Alpro soya milk when I realised that I had created a blueberry yoghurt rather than a blueberry smoothie, and a spoon of honey. Then I realised I didn’t have anything to take it to work in – thank heavens (again) for the tiffin!

Some of you have asked me where the tiffin can be bought from. It was sent to me by Alpro, but if you would like one for yourself, they are sold here, in red, blue and green. The tiffins retail at a very unthrifty £36.95 though! They are currently out of stock, but a delivery is expected at the beginning of February 2013.

thrifty deskfest blueberry smoothie


 Coming up tomorrow: homemade honey nut granola.

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4 Responses to “Thrifty Deskfest #3: Croissant & Blueberry Smoothie

Naiomi says:

P.S im craving a blueberry smoothy now 🙁 x

January 18, 2013 at 11:24 am

Amanda Goodden says:

Hi Miss Thrifty! I always look forward to your blog – just love it. Where can I get the Alpro tiffin?

Many thanks,

Amanda Goodden

January 18, 2013 at 7:24 pm

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