While I'd never made one, I've always been an avid smoothie drinker, taking the approach that the professional baristas at smoothie bars could whip up a tasty, healthy treat much better than I could, what with their energy shots and immune boosters. I'll happily report that that's not the case! Even still bleary-eyed at 10 to 7 this morning, I managed this tasty drink. And scored some photos too!
For the smoothie
1/3 of a cucumber, seeds removed
1/2 cup semi-skimmed milk
3 good-sized strawberries
3 tbsp rolled oats
4 tbsp fat free Greek yogurt
4 tbsp honey
4 ice cubes
Blitz the oats in a blender until well ground, without making them powdery. Next, tumble in the rest of the ingredients in any order that strikes your fancy. Blitz, give it a taste and adjust any ingredients as necessary. Blitz again until smooth & enjoy!
A few notes:
- This isn't a Slimming World recipe, but it is Slimming World friendly. In fact, I think you'd struggle to find a diet that didn't consider this a good option for breakfast as it's packed full of fruit and veg.
- This quick recipe was a big hit with my whole family-even my toddler loved it & I ended up making his porridge with it for his breakfast. It doesn't get any better than that, does it?