Serves 1

  • Handful berries (I keep lots in the freezer)
  • Generous handful spinach or kale (again, I keep some in the freezer)
  • 3 tbsp 0% fat Greek yoghurt
  • 1 tbsp rolled oats
  • 1 tsp nut butter
  • 1 scoop protein powder (optional)

The recipe

Peanut butter and berries are a match made in heaven and this is a nutritious and delicious way to enjoy them!

Smoothies are a quick and convenient way to pack in a lot of nutrients and can be a really balanced breakfast or snack option. However, many smoothie options in shops are made predominantly of fruit, which can have a negative effect on your blood sugar balance, leaving you feeling tired and hungry again not long afterwards. Don’t get me wrong – fruit is a healthy food, but some smoothies can have up to five portions of fruit in one serving… you wouldn’t sit down and eat 5 apples so you probably shouldn’t be drinking them either!

If possible, it’s always best to make your smoothie at home. I always include one portion of fruit, at least one portion of vegetables, protein, complex carbohydrates, and healthy fats. As usual, variety is key! Check out my Green Smoothie for an alternative.


  • Add everything to your blender and whizz it up! You may need to chop some of the ingredients before adding them, depending on which blender you have.

Top Tips:

  • Using frozen spinach or kale will mean you’ll taste it less – a good idea for anyone a bit squeamish about adding veggies to smoothies.
  • You might want to add more oats – it’s part of that good old individuality, some of us will function better with a bit more complex carbohydrate than others. I’ll add more if I’m having a more active day.