Breakfast Smoothie

the nutty one...

A deliciously creamy smoothie, packed with cashew nuts, dates and banana. To bulk it up a little, add a sprinkling of porridge oats. I personally like this smoothie to be quite sweet, but you can offset this with a squeeze of fresh lime juice if you want to make it more refreshing.

When blitzing, I prefer stop the blender before the drink is totally smooth, in order to leave a few small chunks of cashew and date for texture. This is entirely down to personal preference however.

If making this for a coeliac, make sure you use gluten-free certified oats, to ensure there is no risk of contamination from gluten.

Makes 1 smoothie.

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 ripe banana
  • 20g unsalted cashew nuts
  • 5-6 dried pitted dates
  • 3 ice cubes
  • 10g porridge oats (optional)
  • 220ml rice milk (or alternative milk of preference)
  • squeeze of fresh lime juice (optional)

METHOD

Blitz all your ingredients together in a blender until creamy. If you are adding oats, you might want to blitz it for a touch longer to integrate them and make sure there aren’t any large chunks.

Pour into a glass and serve immediately.