Looking for the perfect breakfast? Below are two rather delicious breakfast smoothies from Sarah Todd, author of The Healthy Model Cook Book! 


Serves 2

10 minutes’ preparation

This is one of my ‘on the go’ breakfasts. The cinnamon-spiked banana flavour is paired with the sweetness of dates and slow burn of oats, so it is satisfying enough to take you through to lunch.

2 bananas

1 cup (90 g) rolled oats

1 cup (250 ml) milk

1/2 cup (140 g) Homemade Yoghurt (see page 181)

or natural Greek-style yoghurt

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

4 medjool dates, pitted

2 tablespoons LSA (linseed, sunflower, almond meal) (optional)

pinch salt

handful ice cubes

finely chopped unsalted pistachios, to serve

Place the bananas, oats, milk, yoghurt, cinnamon, dates, LSA (if using) and salt in high-powered blender with the ice and blend until smooth.

Divide between 2 glasses, scatter with pistachios and serve.



Serves 2

5 minutes’ preparation

A green smoothie doesn’t need to be unappealing. I think it’s great to kickstart your day with powerful ingredients, and what better way to do this than with a tasty green ‘not gross’ smoothie.

1/2 pineapple, peeled, cored, roughly chopped

1/4 cup (small handful) mint leaves

1 cup (large handful) baby spinach

2 cups (500 ml) coconut water or water

3 medjool dates, pitted

1 cup ice cubes

1 tablespoon desiccated coconut

Place the pineapple, mint, spinach, coconut water or water and dates in a high-powered blender with the ice. Blend until smooth.

To serve, pour into glasses, add the desiccated coconut and stir.

Extract taken from The Healthy Model Cookbook by Sarah Todd (Penguin Lantern £16.99 RRP) Photography by John Laurie

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