Get your day off to a great start with this quick, nutritious and delicious banana and strawberry breakfast smoothie. With an added ingredient to help keep you feeling full until lunchtime.
Since sharing the recipe for my Banana and Almond Breakfast Smoothie in January I’ve been enjoying having more smoothies for breakfast. They’re quick, nutritious and most importantly, they taste good.
A lot of the smoothies I’ve been having have been a very close variation of the original, with bananas and oats. So recently I’ve been trying to find something a little different.
I’ve still used bananas (they taste so good and make a nice thick smoothie which makes it feel more filling), and this time I’ve switched the oats for wheatgerm, which is high in fibre, helping to make it a filling breakfast.
I bought the wheatgerm from my local health food store. If you can’t get hold of any then crunched up bran flakes work just as well.
This smoothie tastes best when it’s made from very ripe strawberries and bananas. If either the strawberries or bananas are a little under ripe it can taste a little bitter.
If you find this is the case then add a little something sweet and this will help to balance out the flavours. I choose to use stevia, a natural sweetener with no calories. However, sugar or other sweeteners would work too.
Banana & Strawberry Breakfast Smoothie
- 400 ml skimmed milk
- 1 banana
- 6 large strawberries
- 2 tbsp wheatgerm - or bran flakes
- Put all of the ingredients into a blender (400ml skimmed milk, 1 banana, 6 large strawberries, 2 tbsp wheatgerm).
- Blend until smooth
Any nutritional information provided is the estimated nutritional information per serving. Please refer to my guide to Charlotte’s Lively Kitchen nutritional information if you would like to learn more about how this is calculated.
Free From/Suitable For…
The ingredients I used to make this recipe are all free from the following allergens. However, please check any labels carefully for allergens you need to avoid as brands can vary and product recipes can change over time.
- Suitable for Vegetarians
- Tree Nut-Free
- Sulphur Dioxide & Sulphite-Free