In the modern world, a “blender breakfast” might be better known as a smoothie.  Mmmmmm – this is so good.  I love it and I always feel very virtuous and slightly smug when I have one.  Here’s Peter’s original recipe


and here’s my version.  I use spirulina which makes it a lovely colour and I like the taste of it. Besides, I have no idea what Peter means by sea protein…

Because I have fiddled around with Peter’s recipe a little bit, I have renamed it the The Easy Rider Smoothie.  Sounds cooler than Blender Breakfast eh?

The Easy Rider Smoothie

1 banana (I have a few sliced up in my freezer because I want to be like the Pioneer Woman)

1 raw egg

1/2 cup almond milk (I have nothing against cow’s milk, but I like almond milk better)

1 tablespoon honey

1 teaspoon spirulina (please note, teaspoon, not tablespoon – not sure what sea protein tastes like, but a tablespoon sounds a lot)

1 teaspoon cacao powder (I bought this to make something for a vegan friend and have loads left)

1/2 tablespoon chia seeds (I don’t trust ’em, and I have big hands so a handful might be quite a lot)

1/4 – 1/2 cup blueberries (smudge on the original newspaper makes it difficult to know Peter’s recommendation)

I whizz it all up in my blender, pour it into a mighty glass and walk around the flat drinking it and feeling VERY SMUG AND PLEASED WITH MYSELF.

I have had these two mornings in a row, today’s one had carob powder in – I forgot it yesterday – and it’s an even nicer colour.

I’m getting intrigued by the idea of “protein shakes” since Jane Fonda introduced me to protein powder in a smoothie.  I think it is a very “movie star on the run, or dieting for a part” kind of meal replacement and Elizabeth Taylor seems keen on them for lunch in “Elizabeth Takes Off”.

As I am fundamentally a very lazy person, the idea of bunging loads of stuff in a blender and letting them have it with a blade is very appealing.  Liz puts malted milk in her “Protein Powder Drink” so I have some of this in my next Ocado order, I am guessing that’s what she means.


Will report back!

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