Christine Bailey’s Strawberry and Lime Smoothie

Smoothies are a great way to start the day and this summery version is a complete breakfast in a glass! Full of slow release carbohydrates and protein, this is a fantastic option when you are short of time and will help keep you feeling energised and focused through the morning.

Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 3-4 minutes
Storage: Smoothies are best drunk once prepared but will keep it in the fridge for 4-5 hours.
Serves: 4

strawberry and lime smoothieIngredients:

60g / 2oz Nairn’s gluten free porridge oats
1tbsp desiccated coconut
30g / 1oz  macadamia nuts, chopped
15g / ½ oz  cashew nuts, chopped
15g / ½ oz pumpkin seeds
1tbsp ground flaxseed
½ tsp ground cinnamon
400g / 12 oz fresh or frozen strawberries
Juice of 2 limes
500ml / 17floz / 2 cups milk or milk alternative

Method:

1. Heat a non-stick frying pan and toast the oats for 2-3 minutes until golden.  Add the nuts and seeds and toast for a further minute.

2. Pour into a bowl and add the flaxseed and cinnamon.

3. Place the strawberries in a blender with the lime juice and milk.  Blend until smooth. Add 6tbsp of the oat mixture and blend again until smooth.  Pour into glasses and top with a spoonful of the oat mixture.

4. Best served with a spoon.

Nutritional Information per serving

Calories: 300kcal
Protein: 10.6g
Carbohydrates: 23.7g of which sugars 12.4g
Total Fat: 18.2g of which saturates 5.2g

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