I can’t imagine the thousands of busy London types this has fuelled over the years. It must be the ultimate energy smoothie, a real city favourite. Keep your red bull, this is the real-deal energy drink.
I learnt this recipe whilst working for Leon http://www.leonrestaurants.co.uk/, a great little healthy restaurant chain in London. I will be borrowing a few of their recipes, they are very nice people, I hope they won’t mind (or sue me).
This is the basic one, a real thicky. You can add compotes, nuts, other fruits etc……..its always amazing.
It’s another quick and easy staple and well worth the washing up:
Makes on big glass, can easily be made vegan.
One banana, handful of oats, teaspoon of honey (stringy bark honey if you’re very lucky), 3/4 cup of soya milk (use normal if you like), one big tablespoon of good yoghurt (the stuff with good bacteria in it, soya yog is nice too), a few ice cubes or a splash of water.
Whack it all in a blend and give it a quick whizz. I like it chunky. Serve in your finest glass.
We Love It
Loads of energy from the good sugars in the banana and bark honey, good carbs in the oats. For those mornings when you need to be a rocket.
Manuka honey has four times the conductivity of normal honey. The higher the conductivity the finer the honey. Honey has a low GI (glycemic index) rate, antioxidants and is cholesterol and fat-free.