I’ve got a secret that I can’t wait to share with you… I’ve found a way to beat the mid-morning munchies! Every day, I start off with a delicious fruit smoothie, and follow it up with a bowl of my ginger nut crunch muesli. This combo genuinely keeps me full until early afternoon, while others around me are snacking by 11am (and complaining about the extra calories!)

I love to change the recipe depending on my mood or the season, and summer is the perfect time to embrace berries and all their gorgeous goodness. Freezing fruit is a great way to have a seasonal selection on hand, stops any wastage of ‘mushy’ fruit, and means your smoothie is ice-cold and ready to drink. Feel free to throw in any combination of fruits you love; it’s all about creating something tasty that you want to drink each morning.

Banana berry breakfast smoothie recipe…
Makes 1 large glass

Get these ready…
• Blender  • Measuring cups

The brilliant berry mix…
– 1/2 frozen banana
– 6 medium strawberries, hulled
– 10 raspberries
– 5 cherries, stones removed
– 1 cup of homemade almond milk (or a dairy version if you prefer)

Let’s start cooking…
Add the milk and fruit to the blender.

* Top Tip *
As soon as I get up, I add all of the ingredients to the blender and leave them for at least 10 minutes (the longer the better). The frozen banana (and berries if they’re frozen) start to defrost, meaning fewer lumpy bits when you blitz it all together; most blenders can’t handle fruit straight from the freezer. 

Blend for 10 seconds, pause and give it another 10-15 second blitz to make sure you’ve mixed all of the fruit thoroughly.

* Time Saving Tip *
In a hurry? Blend fresh fruit, pour into your cup and drop in ice cubes to chill it on the run. 

The smoothie is ready to be enjoyed, and you’re halfway to combating those munchies!

* Superfood Tip *
I always sprinkle a selection of powders into my smoothies for extra goodness – simply add 1 rounded tsp before you blend:
• Maca  • Ground linseed  • Chia seeds  • Baobab  • Acai  • Lucuma

Banana Berry Breakfast Smoothie Comp