There are mornings for me when only a smoothie will do. Don’t get me wrong I’m a BIG breakfast fan, my normal brekkie of choice is porridge. Oats all the way are just amazing… wheat free, low glycaemic index, high on the satiation score and so versatile that you can throw all sorts of topping on them. Hence I always add them into my breakfast smoothies. This makes for a filling, healthy and thicker smoothy that has that staying power.
Peanut butter and banana is a combination from my childhood, peanut butter and banana on toast or in a sandwich is pure comfort food, plus its a great protein-fruit combination snack.
So combining all of that, here’s my latest smoothie combo. Try it out and let me know what you think.
Peanut Butter and Banana Smoothie
A great breakfast smoothie: peanut butter, banana and oats.
Smoothies. We all love them. The problem is they are expensive and not always 100% great for you. Why buy them when you can make them? If you need a quick snack, an instant pick me up or breakfast in a rush try this baby out for size. It’s my go to favourite.
I started making this smoothie when I was about 15 and worked in a beach cafe. I’d get there for early opening and just couldn’t fit breakfast in before work (outrageous), so I used to whizz this beauty up as soon as I’d opened up for the day. At that point the recipe was literally: natural yoghurt, 1 banana, cinnamon and honey. It’s aged with me over the years, I reckon I’ve aged pretty well as has my smoothie 🙂
Bananas contain potassium, maganese, vitmains B6 and C. They have been shown to have a high satiety index, so help you feel full up and contain carbohydrate to boost your energy.
Blueberries are true superstars. Packed with anthocyanins which are antioxidants, fighting disease, inflammation and reducing cholesterol.
The oats bring the glycemic index of this smoothie down, so helping you absorb the natural sugar slower and helping you stay fuller for longer.
1 handful blueberries
100ml natural yoghurt
2 tbsp porridge oats
splash of milk
1 tsp cinnamon
Ice if you want it.
Simple whizz it all up in a blender and pour into a glass. Delicious.
Freelance Dietitian specialising in helping those with Eating Disorders and a Media Spokesperson for the profession.