Do you like fruit smoothies for breakfast? I often make them from frozen fruits blitzed up in the blender, which makes them super cold and can give you a bit of a brain freeze if you drink them down too quick. The warm fruit smoothie came about by accident really, while trying to make a kind of warm berry sauce for my pancakes one morning, I heated up some smoothie in a pan, and what was left I just drank down not wanting to tip it down the sink, and that's when I discovered the warm smoothie. It's a bit like a fruit tea, but with a smoothie texture, and is a gentle wake up for the tummy on cold mornings!
Photography and styling Samantha Stansbridge
I blitz up in my Nutri bullet blender using the miller blade
Co-op wheat free porridge oats or Muesli
A mix of Co-op mixed seeds and dried goji berries and apricot
Dried raisins or any other
Pour into a flip top jar.
Granola Dust Pancakes
Makes about four little ones
Two heap tablespoons of Granola dust
one medium banana
splash of milk to loosen adjust accordingly.
Cook on a medium heat, don't turn over too soon or they break up.
I like to use
half a green apple
A couple of scoop of frozen berries,
I like the forest fruit blend.
topped up with
Nina's Save cold pressed Super Blue Juice.
For a warm smoothie just heat gently in a pan.
The warm fruit smoothie also makes a great dipping sauce for pancakes too.
All Photography and styling Samantha Stansbridge
My Granola dust and pancakes are a variation on the Jamie Oliver ones in his latest book, Everyday Super Food, which I love, his recipe for the pancakes is easy to miss, I thought I had discovered this first until I came across the recipe after flicking through the book one day, you can find it on page 18 if you have it.