Food blogger Mary Sweeting mixes up her favourite breakfast 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

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


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.

- Food writer Mary Sweeting blogs at