This fruit filled breakfast smoothie is made with fresh orange, raspberry and banana then blitzed with rolled oats for extra fibre.
Green smoothies have their place but I much prefer the bright pink kind.
I first posted this recipe on the blog back in 2013. I’d recently graduated from university and still trying to shed some of my university weight (freshers 7 is a myth….it’s more like degree 14!) I latched on to the idea of juice diets and smoothie detoxes as a way of getting more fruit into my diet and losing a bit of weight. I loved food too much to commit to replacing lunch or dinner with just a drink but I started whizzing up a smoothie for breakfast each day.
The smoothie craze has now reached full throttle with January signalling to start of the blender and juicer sales in supermarkets and online. If you didn’t jump on the juicing or smoothie bandwagon in 2015 you definitely will in 2016 as it becomes even more affordable.
In the meantime, I wanted to give my breakfast smoothie a bit of a revamp. For me, if you’re swapping breakfast for a drink it still needs to be filling. What’s the point in having a smoothie if by 11am you’re starving hungry again – you’ll just start snacking! With this in mind I’ve added rolled oats which are full of slow release energy and plenty of fibre for a healthy gut.
The raspberries contain antioxidants such as vitamin C, quercetin and gallic acid.
Some research suggests that raspberries are good for your memory too!
Bananas are also jam packed full of vitamins and minerals such as vitamin B6, manganese, potassium, protein, magnesium and folate to name just a few!
To top it all off (and to give the smoothie the perfect consistency) I’ve also added fresh orange juice. Opt for fresh over carton orange juice and you’ll get the benefit of key digestive enzymes. But, if you don’t have the time to squeeze a fresh orange every day the cartoned variety will do just fine.
With this much fibre and fruit in your first meal of the day, it can’t be a bad thing can it? What’s more, this tastes delicious!
- 1 small banana
- 3 tbsp rolled oats
- 150g raspberries
- Juice of an orange
- Slice the banana into small pieces and place into your blender.
- Add in the rolled oats, raspberries then top up with the juice of an orange.
- Blend on high for 3-5 minutes until smooth.
I originally shared this Breakfast Smoothie with raspberry, rolled oats and banana as part of the annual Shake Up Your Wake Up Campaign for National Breakfast Week. Come back soon for this years breakfast recipe!