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I went a little crazy a couple of weekends ago and spent a small fortune on fruit, vegetables and all things healthy in the supermarket. You could say that’s better than unhealthy cakes, biscuits, etc. But still. I then went to Curry’s and decided to buy a blender on a whim. It was pretty cheap so I’m quite happy with my spontaneous decisions. I’ve actually wanted a blender for some time, I could just never justify buying one because it would be a waste of money (why on earth did I think that?) and we have no space for another appliance. But I did it anyway! It currently lives on the counter top which means my beloved juicer has been temporarily banished to a cupboard and my fancy Kenwood mixer, Aretha (yes, I named her) is upstairs on a dresser table.

So I share with you one of my favourite combination smoothies – blueberry and banana, packed with a whole bunch of other healthy yummy ingredients.

Banana & Blueberry Smoothie

You will need:

  • 1 – 2 bananas
  • 1/2 a punnet of blueberries
  • 1/2 a large pot of natural yoghurt (not the low fat kind, just the regular stuff – you can also use a non-dairy variety)
  • 1/2 cup of unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 teaspoons flax seed, milled
  • 2 teaspoons of chia seeds
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon powder
  1. Start by adding your liquid ingredients – almond milk and yoghurt. Add the flax, chia and cinnamon. Turn on the mixer for about 1 minute until the flax and chia become more fine and blended into the mix.
  2. Add the bananas and blueberries – blend on high for about 2 minutes.
  3. Serve and enjoy!

This can easily serve two or one person for a massive full breakfast option.

And if you didn’t already know, flax and chia seeds are great add-ins for your diet – they contain great amounts of omega 3’s, protein, zinc, and much more.

And now for a silly picture of me with my morning face enjoying my smoothie!

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2014-08-17 11.42.35Let me know what you think if you try this recipe! What is your favourite smoothie?