Who doesn’t love a smoothie? I love mine as a quick breakfast option, an afternoon snack or a little treat on a hot day. I think smoothies are best when they are ice-cold, so I always try and have frozen fruit on hand. But if I have forgotten, I’ll throw in a handful of ice which usually does the trick.
I invested in a thermomix a few years ago and I absolutely love it! But you don’t need one to make a smoothie, there are so many good blender options on the market that make light work of whizzing up a few ingredients.
I thought I would pop up a few of my favourite recipes over the next few weeks for you guys to try. Let me know what you think.
So let’s start with a delicious breakfast smoothie.
Ingredients (serves 1)
- One frozen banana (or one ripe banana and a handful of ice)
- ½ a cup of traditional oats
- 250ml milk of choice
- One heaped tablespoon of yogurt
- One teaspoon of chia seeds
- Squeeze of honey
- Place all ingredients into a blender and process at high speed for 1 min
- So simple!
The banana breakfast smoothie is a little thick, but it’s nice and filling and can be a great breakfast on the run. If you prefer your smoothies on the lighter side then you can add another 100ml of your milk of choice.
Tip: I like to have frozen banana in the freezer at hand, so if I notice a banana is becoming over ripe in the fruit bowl I’ll slice in up into 4 – 5 pieces and pop it in the freezer. The smaller pieces make it easier to blend and it means you don’t have to use a whole banana every time.