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.

4 comments:

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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