Banana, Blueberry, Almond & Oat Smoothie

I’m a lazy fruit eater –  if it’s too messy, I won’t eat it unless it’s over the kitchen sink. If it requires peeling, I’ll think twice before taking on that challenge. I don’t like the way apple skin feels in my mouth, I can’t even think about the furry skin of a peach without getting goosebumps – and I mean the wrong kind of goosebumps. So the idea of a smoothie, where I can get my required fruit intake in one quick shake appeals to me. 

This smoothie literally takes less than 5 minutes to make and that includes washing the blender. It’s perfect to pour into your take away cup of choice and enjoy en route to the gym or save it for your 11am snack at the office. Its so healthy that I even share it with my 14 month old son, Hudson.

Ingredients

Yield – 500 mls

  • 1 banana
  • 3 handfuls fresh blueberries
  • 4 heaped tablespoons of fat free greek yoghurt
  • handful of raw almonds
  • 1/2 cup raw oats
  • generous drizzle of honey
  • 1/2 cup crushed ice or regular ice-blocks

Chefs Note: You could use frozen fruit if you don’t have fresh fruit readily available. If you have an abundance of bananas and blueberries, why not freeze them so they don’t over ripen before required. The frozen fruit will also help keep your smoothie cold. You could substitute peanut butter for the almonds.

Method

  1. Blend all the ingredients until smooth & enjoy !

Washing-up tip: Fill blender half way with water after use and blend on high for a few seconds, discard the water and you’ll see how much cleaner the beaker is. Wash as normal.


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