Susan Hart Recipe: Banana, Berry and Oat Smoothie

October is Breast Cancer awareness month, so I thought it only fitting to take a recipe from the Royal Marsden cancer cookbook as my ‘Meat Free Monday’ choice


My version is vegan, so I’ve used soya milk and yoghurt. I’ve also added a teaspoon of chia seeds for extra protein and a mint leaf to give it a fresh flavour

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1 ripe banana, 3 heaped tablespoons of porridge oats, 1 teaspoon chia seeds, 1 teaspoon of honey/golden syrup/agarve (optional), pinch of cinnamon, black pepper and turmeric, 100g frozen berries or just blueberries and 150ml soya milk, 1 mint leaf.

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If you like you can use other non-dairy milks, although soya has the closest nutritional makeup to cow’s milk.


Now for the complicated bit! Place all the ingredients in a blender – I like the Nutribullet as it makes a very smooth and creamy consistency, and blitz.


This is a great breakfast alternative and the oats and milk will keep you full until lunchtime. But please take your time and sip your smoothie slowly or use a spoon, that way your blood sugar levels will stay nice and even


Finally it’s a beautiful pink colour so show your support for breast cancer awareness month