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.
Having been brought a lovely large bag of spinach by my grandmother and being inspired by some of the smoothie recipes I’ve been looking at recently…I decided to give it a go. Now I’ve made smoothies in the past but they’ve always been fruit ones. I’d never tried the vegetables option…until now.
Smoothies can be great for helping you get more fruit and vegetables in your diet and also good to help introduce different fruits and veggies into your day. The one I made is a good source of iron, folate, zinc, magnesium and potassium.
I don’t have a proper smoothie maker, and to be honest I’m not a fan of having multiple kitchen gadgets that clutter up the worktops (my hubby may beg to differ on that), so I just have a food processor, and it did a great job.
So first thing in the morning I felt inspired, here’s the recipe I tried out:
1 large handful of baby spinach
1 medium banana
1 kiwi fruit
Blend up with a splash of water. Here’s how mine looked….I know it looks very green but it was surprisingly tasty. Be inspired, get creative and let me know how your smoothies turn out!
Freelance Dietitian specialising in helping those with Eating Disorders and a Media Spokesperson for the profession.