I love my smoothies and try to make them every morning, although sometimes time gets away from me and we have to shoot out the door before I have time to whizz one up.
I generally make green smoothies as I like to get extra greens into our diet, but I've been craving a comfort breakfast smoothie all week. I think it's the dark mornings and the cooling temperatures.
Rowse kindly sent me this Manuka Honey to try, so I thought I'd incorporate it into a smoothie. It's dark golden, drippy and stickily good.
My smoothie pays tribute to our favourite morning porridge with banana, a little honey and some seeds and spice. A comforting start to the day that will see you through until lunchtime.
If you haven't tried Manuka Honey, you really should. It's said to have a lot of health benefits. It's high in anti-oxidants and has anti-bacterial properties.
Rowse have started a campaign for Real Manuka, as often honey labelled in the UK as Manuka doesn't reach the correct standards. The UK don't state how much MGO Manuka Honey has to have to be called Manuka and as this is the active ingredient, so it's rather important.
So Rowse have pledged that:
- Rowse NPA Manuka Honey is guaranteed 100% pure and authentic.
- All Rowse Manuka Honey is tested twice for its authenticity; at source in New Zealand and again on arrival in the UK.
- By testing it twice Rowse ensures that customers are getting the real deal every time.
- Rowse Honey is committed to ensuring consumers get value for money and to protect the authenticity of this much loved product.
Porridge Breakfast Smoothie with Banana
A comforting breakfast smoothie that will see you through until lunchtime.
- 2 large bananas, halved
- 2 tbsp porridge oats
- 2 tsp Rowse Manuka Honey (or agave nectar)
- 1 tsp flax seeds
- 1 tsp baobab powder
- 2 tbsp Greek yoghurt (or dairy free yoghurt)
- 400ml milk (or nut milk)
- a generous pinch of ground ginger
1. Add all the ingredients and whizz until smooth.2. Ice is optional. I find the milk chills the drink enough, but you may add ice. Don't add it your blender, unless you have a power blender like mine, you'll just burn out the motor.3. Pour and enjoy!
Yield: Serves 3-4
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Disclosure: I was paid to develop a recipe for Rowse. I was not expected to write a positive review and any opinions expressed are my own.