Nigella's Breakfast Smoothie

Back in March when I wanted to take on Nigella Lawson's cookbook Nigella Express, I started working through her many great, yet fattening, recipes. Well, between vacation time and just getting busy I have neglected her.

Last night we wanted dessert and decided to modify Nigella's Go Get 'Em Smoothie from the breakfast version to an evening treat. No caffeine is needed at 9:30 in the evening in our house.

The original recipe, for breakfast or anytime you want a treat with caffeine, requires the following:

1 peeled frozen banana, quartered
2/3 cups milk
1 tablespoon honey
4 teaspoons chocolate malted milk powder
1/2 teaspoon instant espresso powder

Note about the frozen bananas - when they start turning a bit too ripe just peel, break it into a quarters and toss into a baggie. Freeze for later use. Using frozen bananas will take the place of using ice when making a smoothie.

We tossed the frozen bananas in the blender. Added fresh cut strawberries instead of the espresso powder and used a bit of extra honey. Blend until smooth.

Pour into glasses and enjoy. What could be more simple.

Nigella Express, Get Up and Go Section, page 86.


Le laquet said...

Yum Tina, yum ... did you or Doug get to clean out the blender?

Wandering Coyote said...

Looks good!

Joie de vivre said...

Adding coffee powder to a smoothie? That is sheer brilliance!

Pierce said...

Jo - I was the lucky one ... but I had set it in the sink to soak while I enjoyed the smoothie!

Wc - it was worth the minor trouble of slicing strawberries :-)

Joie - We haven't tried it as the breakfast smoothie yet but plan to one day soon. Plus you could take it with you in the car if need be.

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