Smoooooth Smoothies!

I love smoothies!  It is quick and easy snack or even meal (breakfast! yay!)  And it is a very convenient way to get your fruit and veg servings in one go.  I dreaaaam of a Nutribullet (Dear Santa… is it too early to ask… promise I will be GOOD!), but for now, my little stick blender does the trick!

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First up – Banana and Mango smoothie. 

What I omitted when I made this one was some crushed ice (was in too much of a hurry!), but you can definitely add some.  I used frozen banana though, it also help to coooool your drink.

1 banana (frozen if you are prepared!), peeled and cut into chunks

1 mango, peeled and cut into chunks (I know it is more expensive, but I prefer to buy mangos prepared already, what a mess to clean!)

100ml vanilla yogurt

100ml fat free yogurt

And now, a short cut to tropical goodness – 1 few drops of coconut essence.

Blitz and enjoy!

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Don’t you just love these tiki glasses??  Got it from Mr Price Home – got get some 🙂

Banana and Apricot smoothie

Yes, there is a theme – I believe that all smoothies MUST have at least one banana in!  Especially if you want to enjoy a filling and smooooth drink.

And as above – I use a mix of milk and yogurt, otherwise it may be too thick or too thin!

So the only difference – I replaced the mango with 4 apricots. Lovely and sweet!

And that is smoothies for you – you can mix up your fruit options, maybe even add some veggies, like spinach or celery.  For a more filling breakfast, mix in a portion of raw oats or All Bran flakes!

 

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Overnight Oats with Banana and Peanut Butter

Another firm favourite – overnight oats 🙂 Haven’t tried it before? It is easy, convenient and delicious.

The basics are pretty straight-forward – raw oats with yogurt or milk, left overnight in the fridge – ready for breakfast!  No cooking required! 🙂

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You can add fruit, nuts, berries, honey and spices as well – very versatile indeed!  🙂  I will post more ideas at a later stage!

I usually layer the ingredients in a container (looks lovely in glass bottles) – raw oats first, then milk/yogurt, then fruit/nuts, etc.

With this one I usually mix it all together, but must admit, it doesn’t look very appetizing!  So I tried it this way:

Serves 2

40g raw oats
350ml plain fat free yogurt
140g banana
10ml peanut butter (no sugar variety)
5g (1 tsp) cocoa powder
2 sachets artificial sweetener (if needed – the cocoa powder can be quite bitter).  You can use honey as well, if  you prefer a more natural sweetener.

Layer in 2 glass containers:

  • 20g raw oats in each container
  • Mash bananas and divide between the two containers
  • Whipped peanut butter, cocoa powder and sweetener together and layer on top

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Leave in fridge overnight and have for breakfast the next morning!  Easy peasy 🙂

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