If you’re anything like me in the morning, breakfast is a total drag. Each morning entails of a mammoth list of things to get done: The kids need to be dressed and fed – this is usually a battle of wills. I need to shower, find suitable work attire, and get through my make up routine. All whilst CBeebies is blaring in the background. I know I’m running late if I can hear the Furchester Hotel theme tune playing whilst I’m applying my foundation. It’s all pretty hellish.

I am a HUGE fan of breakfast/brunch when I have the time. I am more than happy to frequent any number of local Edinburgh establishments for brunch. I could in fact recommend any number to you if you so required. But on a weekday – I will not be sitting down to eat unless a snow storm has hit the city and closed all routes to work.

My compromise is to take a smoothie in my travel mug. I’ve refined a recipe that is not only delicious, but super good for you as it’s packed with antioxidants and high in vitamins and minerals. Maybe I am winning at the breakfast game after all?!

For the Smoothie:

2 tbsp porridge oats
1 tsp chia seeds
1 tsp flax seed
1 tsp cacao nibs (optional)
1 tsp vanilla essence
300ml almond milk
1 shot of coffee
1 banana



I usually put all the dry ingredients first before adding the liquids. Then I use a nutribullet to blend all the ingredients for about a minute – until absolutely smooth. To serve, I pour it over ice into my travel mug and guzzle it on my way to work.

I’ll usually have an apple or pear at about 11am but this easily keeps me satisfied until lunch.

Are you a smoothie fan? I’d love to find some other recipes for breakfast – but it would take a lot to knock this one off first place. Please comment below or come over and share your ideas on my Facebook page.

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Looking for a protein rich breakfast? This fantastic smoothie is just the thing you need to get going in the morning.

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