Why not try adding some wholegrain cereal or oats to your smoothie for some extra fibre?
This smoothie has a thick texture, so just add more milk if you prefer more liquid.
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Ingredients (serves 4):
- 100 g porridge oats
- 450 ml low fat yogurt
- 240 ml semi skimmed milk
- 400 g hulled and washed strawberries
- 1 banana
- Place the porridge oats in a blender and process until they are finely ground - this step is essential so that your smoothie has a fine texture.
- Peel the banana and chop into small pieces.
- Wash and remove the green tops from the strawberries.
- Put all ingredients into a jug and blend.
- Pour into four glasses, serve with a straw and enjoy!
So thinking about a strawberry smoothie ...
Oats provide starchy carbohydrate, which gives us slow-release energy, and they are also a good source of fibre.
Strawberries are an excellent source of vitamin C and some important minerals. They are low in calories, high in fibre and contain cancer-fighting compounds called bioflavonoids.
Milk and yoghurt are excellent sources of calcium, and good sources of Vitamin D for strong teeth and bones. They are also good sources of protein.
|-||Energy||1059KJ / 251kcal||13%|
% of an adult's reference intake
Typical values per 100g: Energy 318KJ / 75kcal
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