It has been unusually hot here in Scotland, and I’m loving every minute of it! Im soaking it all up, as I know what a rare thing it is to have consecutive hot days up here. With warmer weather comes different food cravings, and one of them the past few days has been smoothies. I’m the kind of person who likes to feel full after a meal, so the idea of having a smoothy for breakfast hasn’t always appealed. However if you add oats to the recipe, its a whole different ball game, and a filling one at that. This recipe is full of filling and tasty ingredients such as lemon curd, cashew nuts and ginger. These smoothies are best served in the garden, or on a sunny balcony, but if you are high up in a flat, throw open the windows and sit on the sill and make the most of the gift this summer has been.
Banana and Peach Smoothy
200ml rachels organic vanilla yoghurt
100ml lemon curd
400ml organic soya milk
100ml orange juice
2 tbsp organic rolled oats
2 tbsp cashew nuts, plus extra for decorating
2 tsp ground ginger, plus extra for decorating
2 tsp cinnamon
Roughly chop the banana and peach, discarding the stone, and pop in a blender, or use a hand blender. Whizz the fruit until combined, then add the milk, yoghurt and orange juice, oats, spices and nuts and whizz again until well mixed.
Pour into glasses and sprinkle some extra ginger and nuts on the top.