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A B&B Landlady who trains others to run B&Bs and market them. Also run a very nice non stuffy B&B in the lovely Shropshire Hills. Love dogs!

Friday, 14 December 2012

Raspberry, Banana, Honey & Oat Smoothie


Like many people I find it a bit of a struggle to eat healthily at this time of the year. It's made worse as I'm constantly baking for guests - mince pies and shortbread straight from the oven are so very hard to resist.

It's also difficult to find seasonal fruit to eat. I love clementines but there are only so many I can eat in a day!

So I try and at least start the day fairly healthily. This is my standard smoothie but by adding in the oats I make it a bit more substantial. Oats, of course, are great for lowering the cholesterol. The raspberries are frozen but you could use fresh.

This smoothie gives you almost 3 of your 5 fruit & veg. It's not particularly low calorie but I find it does keep me going till lunch and stops me raiding the leftover guest croissants. These ingredients make 1 big smoothie!

80g frozen raspberries
1 small banana
100ml apple juice
40g porridge oats
150 ml ( 1 standard small pot ) of natural yoghurt
1 tablespoon local honey

Put into blender and whiz for at least a minute.


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