This is a recipe by by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall which he calls a ‘Banana and oat thickie’. I’ve called it a smoothie purely because I don’t think many people will have heard of the term ‘thickie’. I reckon this works out at about 70p a portion.
You can find the recipe here: http://www.channel4.com/4food/recipes/chefs/hugh-fearnley-whittingstall/banana-and-oat-thickie
The quantities I used were:
- 6 bananas
- 500ml natural yoghurt
- 500ml semi skimmed milk
- 9 tablespoons of rolled oats
The above ingredients made just over a litre of smoothie (as you’d expect from the quantity of yoghurt and milk). I chose to omit the ice cubes as I will keep mine in the fridge over a week to drink daily so it will stay nice and cool. If you were making this to order, the ice cubes would be a good idea to keep it nice and cool.
Simply put all the ingredients in a large jug and blend – I used my trusty new hand blender.
The result is simple but delicious – I can’t wait until the morning to have a glass! Nothing stopping you having this any other time of day too, but ideal as part of a filling but light and quick breakfast. I’ll probably end up adding cinnamon and/or honey and other things to pimp it up. Looking forward to experimenting with some different flavour ‘thickies’ too.