This smoothie has become my signature quick go-to breakfast over the years. I’m surprised I haven’t blogged it already! It takes less than five minutes to whip up and it can be tailored to include your favourite fruits.
The base is made with banana, orange juice and yogurt. You could just leave it like that or throw in a handful of chopped mango, strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, whatever you fancy. Add linseeds or chia seeds for a little extra fibre if you want. In the photo above I threw in a spoonful of leftover Shetland-grown blackcurrant purée I’d made to drizzle over a pavlova recently.
I started making this smoothie 15 years ago while I was pregnant with my eldest and I was trying to include more fruit into my diet. I’d won a Braun hand blender in a pregnancy magazine competition and do you know what – I used that blender today to whip up this smoothie! It’s still going strong! It’s made puréed baby food for all three of my children and thousands of these smoothies.
There’s enough in this recipe to serve one, heartily, or to share with someone else.
What do you like in your smoothies?
Quick Breakfast Smoothie
- 1 medium banana
- 200 ml orange juice
- 50 grams plain natural yogurt
- hanadful fresh fruit mango, strawberries, blueberries, etc.
- 1 tsp linseeds or chia seeds (optional)
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- Place all the ingredients in your blender and pulse until well combined. Serve immediately.
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