Banana, coconut and oat smoothie

This breakfast smoothie is packed full of healthy prebiotic fibres and beta glucans to help regulate your digestion and energy levels throughout the day.

Try soaking the oats and flax overnight to ensure your body can absorb their nutrients. You can also add two tablespoons whey protein powder to help to keep your blood sugar even.

Banana, coconut and oat smoothie
Serves 1

Ingredients:
1 banana, chopped
2 tablespoons dessicated coconut
Small handful oats
1 tablespoon ground flax seed
2 tablespoons vanilla whey protein powder
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
Large glass water

Method:
1. Soak the oats and flax overnight if you have time to deactivate their phytic acid which can stop you absorbing nutrients.
2. Add all the ingredients to a blender and mix for about two minutes. Enjoy straight away.

This recipe features in The York Press.

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