Dashing through the crowds this week with one eye on the clock and a mountain of things to do? Yes me too … and it’s exhausting. It’s at times like these that prepared from scratch main meals can take a back seat and all we can often manage is a ‘meal in a glass’. I occasionally have a protein drink but mainly prefer to get my nutrition from basic foods rather than something ready-prepared. Therefore this smoothie recipe that popped into my inbox looked intriguing. It was sent as a ‘hangover smoothie’ recipe to help with Christmas excesses but (as a non drinker) I thought this looked brilliant as a great energy reviver and rehydrator too.
So I made it and can vouch for the fact it tastes great! Superb to sip on the run up to Christmas (divide the recipe in half and keep one in the refrigerator) to counteract tiredness and fatigue. It’s also likely to appeal to those who have a delicate pouch and give a gradual energy boost along with lots of vital nutrients to help you cope. It has great vitamin B6, iron and potassium for those interested in the nutrient make-up. All I know is that it tastes so good ….
CALIFORNIA PRUNE SMOOTHIE
1 large banana
150 ml/2/3 cup California prune juice (I used Sunsweet)
150 ml/2/3 cup skimmed milk (or milk of your choice)
100 g/scant 1 cup fresh, frozen or canned berry fruits
1 tsp wheatgerm
1 heaped tbsp no added sugar smooth peanut butter
- Place all the ingredients into a blender and process until smooth.
- Pour half into a glass to serve and chill the remainder for later.
WLS PORTION: 1/2-1
V suitable for Vegetarians
CALORIES PER PORTION: 204
Image courtesy of California Prunes UK