Wednesday, October 10, 2012

pick-me-up breakfast smoothie

My goodness we had some hot days here last week. It was so nice not being wrapped up in layers upon layers of clothing.

The only downside was that with the sudden heat came that feeling of utter lethargy. The unwillingness to move around too much in fear of melting.

So, on days like those, I like to whip up a smoothie to cool me down. In this one I included malt extract, deemed as natures pick-me-up as it is full of important B vitamins, essential for energy.


(makes 1 - large)

1 banana, roughly chopped
4 ice cubes
1/4 water
2 silverbeet leaves, roughly chopped
1 tblsp malt extract
1 tsp mixed spice
2 tsp chia seeds
4 strawberries, green left on
1/2 c yoghurt (or alternative)

Combine all ingredients in a blender and whiz until smooth (30 seconds or so).


  1. hey great idea! Just wondering what blender do you use?
    im looking into buying a good blender to make smoothies. i hear great reviews on vitamix but its way too expensive!

    1. all my appliances are the sunbeam cafe series. i've been totally happy with the blender, it makes a VERY smooth smoothie. i hear the vitamix is great, though, and can also be used like a food processor, but i know what you mean about expensive! :-)