My favourite breakfast smoothies

On average 5 out of 7 days a week I have a smoothie for breakfast (because Saturdays were made for pancakes and waffles). Smoothies are quick and easy, but the main thing, is that I really enjoy them – the whole 60 seconds it takes to whip one up and drink it. As a result, I’ve experimented a lot with combinations and flavours from books like Deliciously Ella, Fearne Cotton’s ‘Cook Happy, Cook Healthy’ and Hemsley + Hemsley. Some have gone horribly wrong, some have had too many ingredients and some have felt overly complicated.

All of the recipes below are amended versions of recipes I’ve tried and tested. I don’t tend to measure anymore – I just go with what looks right. A store of frozen berries, nuts, bananas and plant based milk are key. I hope you like them as much as I do.

I have a NutriPro that is made by Salter. It is cheaper and more powerful than a Nutribullet. I love it!

Spinach and banana

  • 1 banana
  • A large handful of spinach or kale
  • 1 tbsp cashew nut butter (or cashew nuts)
  • 200ml coconut milk

Berry and cashew

  • 1 banana
  • A handful of frozen berries
  • A tablespoon of cashew nut butter (or cashew nuts)
  • 200ml coconut milk

Oat, walnut and chia – I call this porridge in a glass, because it’s everything I would use to make porridge, plus walnuts.

  • 1 banana
  • A handful of oats
  • A handful of blueberries
  • 4 walnut halves
  • 1 tsp chia seeds
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 250ml coconut milk

Avocado and cacao

  • 1/2 banana
  • 1/2 avocado
  • A handful of spinach
  • 1 tbsp cashew nut butter (or cashew nuts)
  • 3 tsp cacao powder
  • 250ml coconut milk
  • 1 small squidge of honey

And they’re all ready in a one, two, three…


E xx



  1. 13th October 2016 / 5:21 pm

    Ooh I’m going to try the berry cashew one!

    • Esther
      19th October 2016 / 9:37 pm

      It’s really yummy! x

  2. 14th October 2016 / 7:42 pm

    Ooh fab! I love my nutribullet, need to make some more smoothies so I’m going to try some of these. That avo one sounds fab!

    • Esther
      19th October 2016 / 9:38 pm

      Thanks Nat. I hope you enjoy them! xx

  3. Hannah Flinn
    19th October 2016 / 8:46 pm

    I need to try some of these, I’ve been slack with breakfast recently. Not into cereal, toast or porridge!

    • Esther
      19th October 2016 / 9:39 pm

      I used to have porridge every day, but now I can’t bear it for some reason. I find them really filling too xx

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