Maybe it's because I'm a walking cliche and, (like the rest of the world), overindulged this Christmas, or maybe it's because I got a new NutriPro blender and copy of Deliciously Ella from Santa this year...but either way I'm starting off 2016 liquid stylie. I love me a shake / smoothie for all of the obvious, harped on about, heavily Instagramed reasons - they're quick and easy. Yesterday morning, still in the first week of January and with the well-intentioned health kick in full swing, I whipped this baby up for breakfast. It was divine.
1 x banana
1 x heaped tbsp oats
1 x heaped tbsp almond butter
1 x heaped tsp cocoa nibs
1 x level tbsp flaxseed
1 x tsp maple syrup / raw organic honey (to taste)
Half cup of almond milk
Add all of the ingredients to a blender and whizz until smooth and creamy. If the consistency is too thick add more almond milk to loosen it. Serve in a wine glass (why not) with a sprinkle of cinnamon and enjoy.
Tune in next week when I've fallen off the wagon and drinking mimosas for breakfast.