T’was a dark and cold November morn when 2 of our smoothie bikes could be heard clinking and clanking up the M6 to Liverpool to make their national TV debut and meet the nations favourite doctor!
Good Morning Britain’s Dr Hilary and his vintage ambulance were on location at the Liverpool 1 shopping centre to meet some locals and talk about preventing the dreaded winter cold and flu that hits so many of us when the weather starts to really get chilly. One of the ways to try and safeguard against this is of course healthy eating, and what better way to consume your vitamins and minerals that are needed for a strong immune system than a delicious smoothie! And to supercharge that already wonderful experience what healthier way could there be to blend the smoothies than by doing some exercise and using our blending bikes and pedal power!
We had been contacted to provide the bikes and the smoothies for the filming and of course were delighted to be involved, we support anything that promotes health and wellbeing to the public and is really what Love Smoothie Bike are all about. It meant a very early start as we were on location at 6am with filming just after 7. Despite a couple of very nervous bikes and long deliberations about which colour handlebar grips to wear, we were on time and set up ready for the live broadcast.
Pedal blending the vitamin C and antioxidant rich smoothies (the ones we used were Berry Go Round sachets by Love Taste – frozen strawberries, blackberries and raspberries blended with an apple juice base) were a local barber Barry (from Penny Lane no less) and his son Oscar, who was appearing on telly before heading off to school! Not a bad start to the day.
The bikes kept Barry and Oscar warm and blended the fruit beautifully, the smoothies were delicious and the filming all went to plan (although I did fear for a pedestrian when Dr Hilary started up his ambulance and drove off into the distance while waving at us out of the window!).
After filming everyone enjoyed a smoothie and took photos with the good Doctor including one of him on our bike! We will be posting a video clip from the show shortly so please keep an eye out for that. The smoothie recipe a video clip and other information from the day is featured on the Good Morning Britain website, so please go and have a look there too! http://www.itv.com/goodmorningbritain/health/dr-hilarys-winter-warriors