Porridge Breakfast Smoothie with Banana

A comforting breakfast smoothie that will see you through until lunchtime. With the flavours of banana and manuka honey

Porridge Breakfast Smoothie with Banana and Manuka Honey. It'll fill you up until lunchtime.

Morning Smoothies

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.

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Rowse Manuka Honey. Great in smoothies or on Greek Yoghurt with banana and berries.

Manuka Honey

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.

Rowse Manuka HoneyMy 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.
 Follow the conversation and find more reicpes at #RealManuka 

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Porridge Breakfast Smoothie with Banana and Manuka Honey
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!
Total time:
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.


  1. Lovely smoothie Jac, I am so impressed with the Rowse Manuka honey, delicious but not overpowering, just perfect.

    1. Yes it is rather nice and as you say not overpowering like some are.

  2. I love adding oats to my smoothies - and I need to try this honey sounds delicious. Thanks for linking to my honey pine cake : )

  3. Oooh yes I love both honey and banana in smoothies too. I've never tried manuka honey though.

    1. Banana and honey are great on Greek Yoghurt too. I often have that for breakfast.

  4. I was wondering what else to do with my Manuka so I am please to have seen your recipe.

    1. Irt's lovely stuff, isn't it and supposed to be rather good for you too. Much more health properties than standard honey.

  5. What a gorgeous smoothie, love the picture too! I didn't know Rowse did Manuka honey so will keep a look out for it!

    1. Thanks Camilla. Yes do look out for it. It's more runny than a lot of manuka honey, so easier to use.

  6. I absolutely love honey, I bet this tastes amazing.

    Katie xoxo

    1. Yes It's rather good Katie :) Funnily enough I was just about to visit your blog to see how you are doing.

  7. I never had a porridge smoothie before, but it seems delicious. I should try it.

    1. Thanks Anca, it's a bit more filling than a standard smoothie.

  8. This is definitely a good smoothie for this time of the year. All that manuka honey would help to fight off all the colds and I love adding oats to smoothies, they fill you up for longer. I love the colour of this smoothie and I need to get back into making them for us all to start the day!

    1. That's a good point. The snuffles have already begun around me. Hate the winter.

    2. Yes the sniffles have stated here already. Honey is a great idea.

  9. we love oats in our smoothies - E eats porridge every morn like a good scotsman but I have fallen out of the habit

  10. What a great idea - I bet that smoothie fills you up till lunchtime. The honey looks delicious. I always think the darker coloured honeys have more flavour, but maybe it's just psychological!

  11. I love oats and banana, I bet it goes nicely with the delicious manuka honey! :)


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