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Run Drink Run Smoothie



Apparently in some homes breakfast is a leisurely affair. Families rise, chat, perhaps drink some tea, then casually go about preparing and cooking a gorgeous meal while helping each other in the kitchen and discussing the day ahead.

This is not my house. Our home leans more towards, ‘it is best not to speak until we have eaten.’

Breakfast needs to be ready in minimal time, with minimal mess. It must be scrumptious, who wants to start their day with average? This is our go to breakfast, it is where we turn when I’m disorganised or surrounded by chaos, when we have to race out the door, or when nobody knows what they want to eat.

Run Drink Run Smoothie

1 pear

1 frozen banana

1 handful spinach (optional)

3 level tablespoons rolled oats or desiccated coconut (finely shredded dried coconut)

1 heaped tablespoon almonds

1 cup water

Blend and enjoy!


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Renae Leary March 21, 2013 - 10:10 am

Hey Bianca I love the sound of this. Is there anything you would recommend I could replace the almonds with for my 5 year old who has a nut allergy and still have a similar flavour/consistency. Thanks

bianca March 21, 2013 - 10:19 am

Hi Renae,
Avocado will work perfectly, alternatively you can also use tahini if you are not avoiding traces of nuts. This smoothie is fantastic without the almonds, we often omit them and still really enjoy it. Let me know how you go. Many thanks.

Renee Young March 23, 2013 - 11:27 am

Hey B I made this today, not for brekkie but to satisfy a sweet craving, had ran out of almonds but used Chia seeds instead …was nice! Next time I might try almond milk in place of almonds and water 🙂

bianca March 24, 2013 - 2:12 am

Thank you Renee, I’m glad you liked it. Using almond milk in place of the almonds and water will work perfectly. Delicious. Thanks again, enjoy.

Megan May 5, 2013 - 11:15 am

Make your own almond milk – even better. No additives. No sugar. No oils. No preservatives.

School Mum | A place for all school mum help, advice and support. July 17, 2013 - 10:34 pm

[…] Run Drink Run is perhaps the perfect smoothie. Have it as a snack or as a meal. Do not let the spinach put you off, I promise neither you or the kids will know it’s there. Once your little ones know this recipe off by heart you may never need to cook again. […]

Emma September 18, 2013 - 8:22 am

I have been slowly making your recipes. I have just made this for breakfast and loved it. Now to work out what is for tomorrows breakfast. Thanks so much for your recipes and ideas. 🙂

bianca September 18, 2013 - 7:52 pm

Thank you Emma, I am glad you like it!! We have lots of breakfast ideas, I hope you find plenty that you like. I really appreciate you writing! Thank you. Bianca

Kellyanne November 6, 2013 - 8:14 pm

Hi Bianca, I’ve been following your website for awhile now and love everything I’ve tried so far. I’m about to return to work fulltime following maternity leave next week and am on the lookout for quick and easy breakfast ideas. This looks perfect! How many people does this serve?

bianca November 11, 2013 - 8:59 am

It really depends on how big you like your serves, I think most people would say two although I would happily drink it all. I hope this helps. Thanks, Bianca


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