Published by Nicki Hayes

Categorised in Quick Food

It’s that time of year where those of us who are lucky enough to have our own raspberry canes are suddenly cursing the way they all become ripe at the same time. Same with courgettes. Whilst my thinking hat is on, trying to magic up a raspberry with courgette recipe to help prevent wastage/ maximise use of natural resources (do get in touch if you’ve got any btw), I thought I’d quickly share one of my go to quick raspberry recipes. 

Now, as someone who just LOVES food, the thought of replacing breakfast with a drink was never something that appealed – until, that is, I came across this one (and variations of).  

The simple act of throwing some oats into the blend, not only adds fibre, which is good for you know what, it guarantees that you get some slow release energy into you to kickstart your day, whilst also somehow adding the appetite satisfaction factor that other smoothies seem to miss. 

Considering too the vitamins (B6, C), minerals (manganese, potassium, magnesium, folate to name a few) and digestive enzymes present in bananas, raspberries and oranges, it’s fantastically healthy all round actually.  

And, if you’re already thinking “But, hey, what about those pesky raspberry seeds?”, fear not. In the (optional) step 1, I share how to eliminate the risk.  

Total time and servings 

Preparation time: 10 minutes 

Cooking time: 5 minutes 

Total time: 15 minutes 

Serves: 1, in a 250 ml glass 

Ingredients 

1 banana 

3 tablespoons rolled oats 

150 grams raspberries* 

Juice of I orange 

*If you prefer your smoothie seed free, add another 50 grams to bulk the recipe up. 

Instructions 

  1. This step is optional. Only do it if you prefer your smoothies seed-free. Pop raspberries into blender. Blend to a pulp. Place blended raspberries into a sieve and place over a bowl. Push the raspberry mush through the sieve with the back of a spoon. Discard pips. Add raspberry coulis (which is what you’re left with) into a blender.  
  1. Slice the banana and pop into blender with the raspberry coulis (or raspberries if you’ve not opted for the seed-free version of this recipe). 
  1. Add rolled oats and the juice of an orange (or if you don’t have time, half a glass of orange juice form a carton. 
  1. Blitz the ingredients in your blender. 
  1. Drink – taking comfort from the fact that not only is it delicious, it’s awfully good for your gut health – and according to the latest research – memory too. 

By Nicki

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