Super Banana and Oat Thickies

These banana and oat thickies are a fantastic, filling breakfast drink. I find them great as I often don't fancy a bowl of cereal or toast in the mornings. The oats keep you full for most of the morning until lunchtime.

The original recipe was from Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall's Channel 4 TV show, River Cottage Everyday. I don't really follow the measurements and tend to put in what seems about right - obviously we make bigger batches than this for all of us.

They can even be made the evening before and put in the fridge overnight. I often do this when I'm travelling early.

AuthorJamesCategoryDifficultyBeginner

These banana and oat thickies are a fantastic, filling breakfast drink - perfect for on-the-go.

strawberry and banana thickie - healthy oats smoothie by Saucepan Kids
Yields1 Serving
Prep Time5 minsCook Time5 minsTotal Time10 mins
 2 ripe bananas
 150ml ice cold milk
 150ml natural yoghurt
 2 tbsp porridge oats - (not jumbo ones)
 2 ice cubes
1

Put all ingredients into the blender

2

Blitz until smooth

The kids love them too and they can do loads to help out - chopping, spooning and turning on the blender (with adult supervision of course). I'm up early and my youngest daughter likes to make sure she is up and dressed so she can help me make them.

Variations

We add frozen fruit in the winter - strawberries or mixed berries, instead of the ice cubes - this adds lovely flavour and colour and the kids like it much more. We have also experimented with honey, blueberries and even a very small drop of vanilla essence, all of which help make a nice change.

You can also use flavoured yoghurts as this adds a nice flavour.

Tips

Let the kids drink them through a straw, they'll love it - it's like drinking a milkshake.

Ingredients

 2 ripe bananas
 150ml ice cold milk
 150ml natural yoghurt
 2 tbsp porridge oats - (not jumbo ones)
 2 ice cubes

Directions

1

Put all ingredients into the blender

2

Blitz until smooth

Super Banana and Oat Thickies

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