California Prune Detox Breakfast Smoothie

I hope that you all had a lovely Christmas! It can be so tempting to go overboard a little, can’t it? I know I certainly did…!

If you are looking for a little pick me up, or a great recipe to start a detox with, then look no further. This smoothie contains rolled oats – but there’s no need to pre-soak them.  Simply blend them and then add everything else separately. 

What I love about this recipe is that all the best breakfast ingredients are combined in a quick tasty drink.  The oats are wholegrains that are slowly digested during the morning, the banana has high potassium levels, which helps support muscle function, the calcium in the milk and yoghurt, together with the vitamin K & manganese in the prunes all help maintain bone health.  Chia seeds are a source of ‘good for you’ unsaturated fats and the fabulous, moreish prunes are high in potassium, so do all sorts from supporting a healthy nervous system, to maintaining blood pressure. Prunes are also a source of copper which helps normal immune function and iron transport in the body. And because prunes contribute to normal bowel function, this smoothie is a great detox.

It is simple, quick and easy – enjoy!

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California Prune Detox Smoothie

for one serving

Ingredients

  • Handful of rolled oats
  • 1 banana
  • Small handful of ready-to-eat California Prunes (about 4)
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 20g live yoghurt
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 150 ml skimmed / semi-skimmed milk (I used almond though)
  • 150 ml California Prune juice
  • 1 tsp fresh root ginger
  • Couple of lettuce leaves

Instructions

  1. Place the oats in the blender and blend until you have a fine powder. Then add all the rest of the ingredients, except for the milk and the prune juice.
  2. Add enough milk to go half-way up the glass, and top with enough prune juice to cover the solid ingredients.
  3. Blend, adding more liquid to get your preferred consistency.
  4. Enjoy!
http://aaublog.com/california-prune-detox-breakfast-smoothie/

~ California Prune Juice can be found in the Co-op, Holland & Barrett, , Nisa, Ocado, Tesco and Waitrose.

Rebecca x

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*recipe in collaboration with California Prunes UK.

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2 Comments

  1. Ali Mummy
    29th December 2015 / 11:18 am

    I certainly over ate – this sounds yummy. I like prunes but haven’t thought to put them in a smoothie before!

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