This is a really tasty and filling recipe, thanks in part to the chia seeds, the heart healthy fibre, protein rich oats and the protein and probiotic packed Icelandic yoghurt called Skyr.
Which makes this an ideal breakfast smoothie that will leave you feeling full and healthy until lunchtime. The smoothie will be nice and thick making it perfect to eat with a spoon: slowing down your eating and allowing you to properly digest and absorb all the nutrients
If you haven’t heard of Skyr (pronounced Skeer), then check out your local supermarket. It has a creamy, thick, velvety texture and a tangy taste. Being naturally low in fat, high in protein and probiotics, it is great for your gut health.
Although I’ve called it a yogurt it is technically a soft cheese made from skimmed cows milk.
I will continue to experiment with this new ingredient so expect to see more recipes. But for the time being get out your blender and blitz.
* if you are vegan then substitute the Skyr for Alpro’s ‘Go on’ protein plus yoghurt
The Skyrs the limit!
25g (1/4 cup) porridge oats
120ml (1/2 cup) coconut milk drink
125g (½ cup) of Skyr yogurt or Alpro’s ‘Go on’ protein plus yoghurt for a vegan smoothie
100g ripe banana
1 tsp chia seeds
½ tsp toasted sesame seeds
sprinkling of raw cacao powder
Simply put all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Pour out into a glass or bowl, sprinkle with the cacao powder and serve with a spoon.
You can serve these as a nutritious snack by pouring 50ml (the recipe makes 300ml) in to a shot glass. It adds up to a very pleasing 45 calories