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Tuesday, 14 February 2017

How To Make a Strawberry and Lime Smoothie...

Smoothies are a great way to start the day.

This summery version is a complete breakfast in a glass.

Not only are oats and nuts blended in the smoothie but it is topped with the delicious crunchy oats too.

Full of slow release carbohydrates and protein, this is a fantastic option when you are short of time and will help keep you feeling energised and focused through the morning.

Strawberries are packed with vitamin C and also rich in fibre to help balance blood sugar levels and support digestive health.

The oats and strawberries are rich in B vitamins essential for energy and supporting the body during times of stress while the milk provides plenty of protein to keep blood sugar levels stable and a feeling of fullness.

You can also use the oat topping as the basis of a crunchy muesli – simply add some dried fruit and store in an airtight container. This would also make an ideal pre and post-exercise shake too.

How To Make a Strawberry and Lime Smoothie:

Suitable for vegetarians, Gluten and wheat free, Dairy Free (use milk alternative)

Preparation time 10 minutes
Cooking time: 3-4 minutes

Storage: Store the oat topping in an airtight container for 1-2 weeks. Smoothies are best drunk once prepared but will keep it in the fridge for 4-5 hours.

Serves 4

  • 60g / 2oz Nairn’s gluten free porridge oats
  • 1tbsp desiccated coconut
  • 30g / 1oz macadamia nuts, chopped
  • 15g / ½ oz cashew nuts, chopped
  • 15g / ½ oz pumpkin seeds
  • 1tbsp ground flaxseed
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • 400g / 12 oz fresh or frozen strawberries
  • Juice of 2 limes
  • 500ml / 17floz / 2 cups milk or milk alternative


1. Heat a non-stick frying pan and toast the oats for 2-3 minutes until golden. Add the nuts and seeds and toast for a further minute.

2. Pour into a bowl and add the flaxseed and cinnamon.

3. Place the strawberries in a blender with the lime juice and milk. Blend until smooth. Add 6tbsp of the oat mixture and blend again until smooth. Pour into glasses and top with a spoonful of the oat mixture.

4. Best served with a spoon.

Recipe and image courtesy of Nairn’s

Nutritional Information per serving:

Calories: 300kcal
Protein: 10.6g
Carbohydrates: 23.7g of which sugars 12.4g
Total Fat: 18.2g of which saturates 5.2g



  1. Wow, looks amazing! Fab photo, must give this a try, I've shared on Pinterest :)

  2. Sounds and looks delicous i don't normally have smoothies but tempted to try this one

  3. I like them with oats in. Looks perfect.

  4. I definitely need more vitamin C in my diet and this looks absolutely incredible mmmmm. I would love this smoothie right now !

  5. Looks delicious but I am strictly a coffee person in the morning. Habits die hard!

  6. It looks yummy and healthy! I'm starting to love Smoothies and I will give this a try. Glad you share this

  7. These look yummy! We try and start each day in our house with a tasty smoothie!

  8. This looks delicious - I'll have to give it a try!


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