Rescue Remedy; Oaty, Peach and Pear Smoothie
Right I’m ready for the new decade! Christmas and New Year have gone and there is no more reason to indulge in the unhealthy foods. My body feels a bit creaky, squidgy round the edges and bending over to put on my wellington boots is a bit of a mission. I’m in dire need for a rescue remedy and this Oaty, Peach and Pear Smoothie is just the recipe to help me gain control again!
Frankly any tired looking fruits would have done the job. However Mr.P detests bananas and he gets seriously upset when he buys a smoothie on the high street but they all contain bananas even though there is no clue in the name but is hidden in the smallest writing on the back. Hence the challenge is to use something other than bananas to give body to my smoothie.
So I need to make a smoothie with the leftover fruits lying in the fruit basket. The main ingredients, that make a delicious slow burning and filling smoothie, are the oats, natural yoghurt and fresh ginger. I added a bit of natural sweetener to make it appetising, a pinch of spice for flavour and juice to bring it all together.
Ginger is good for the digestion, oats is slow burning which provides energy for longer and along with the fibre it’s perhaps the most useful ingredient in this recipe. The honey or maple syrup are both natural sweeteners which provide instant energy and flavour. I have chosen to spice my smoothie up with a pinch of ground cinnamon, you can choose your own:- nutmeg, ground cloves or even ground ginger would be equally delicious.
The natural yoghurt adds the dairy element to my smoothie, it gives this drink a bit of body and the illusion of a creamy texture without the nasty consequences.
I enjoy this smoothie in the morning for breakfast as it gives me a healthy slow burning kick start for a busy day ahead. It would also be perfect for a late afternoon snack just when your mind starts to wonder in the direction of the cookie jar and your energy levels are low.
The best part of making this smoothie is that I used ingredients that I had to hand, I did not have to purchase anything , I just used the old tired looking fruit. I hope you feel inspired to make your own rescue remedy to conquer the Christmas gremlins!
- 1tbs Porridge Oats
- 1 Pear
- 1 Peach
- 1 Plum
- 1tbs honey or Maple syrup
- 1tsp freshly grated ginger
- 150g natural yoghurt
- Pinch of ground cinnamon
- 130ml pressed apple juice
Wash the pear, plum and peach. Choose very ripe fruits and if the skin is not too blemished keep the skin on as it provides extra flavour and fiber. Remove the stones from the plum and peach and remove the core from the pear.
Place the diced fruit, porridge oats, apple juice, honey or Maple Syrup, yoghurt, ginger and cinnamon in a blender and blend until smooth.