Green smoothie - without banana

Bananas are a great addition / staple in the blender world. Cut them, freeze them and add them to any smoothie to help create a creamy glass of goodness. I find once I've frozen them, their flavour isn't quite as powerful, which is nice, as it allows the other ingredients to sing. So yes, I do like / use / support / encourage bananas. However, sometimes it's nice to have a blender beverage or meal without them. But how do you achieve the creaminess or thickness? Oats my friend. Oats.

Here's a really simple smoothie recipe if you aren't feeling bananas. It's still filling and works as a good substantial snack or a satisfying breakfast. The oats add a bit of earthiness to the smoothie - which I like but do feel needs a few things to help lift it. Lemon & mint.

INGREDIENTS:

*serves 1

  • large handful of spinach

  • 1/4 cup oats

  • 1 date

  • 1 cup milk of choice

  • 1 pear (peeled if not organic)

  • a few leaves of mint

  • squeeze of lemon

Put all ingredients into your high powered blender. Start on low and slowly increase speed until all ingredients are incorporated and the oats are fully blended.

Enjoy!

#breakfast #smoothie #vegetarian