A little bit of sunshine in a glass, that is what you will have  when you make yourself this banana and paw-paw smoothie.

So lately I have been feeling a little glum.  I think my winter-blues have finally caught up with me and I knew this morning that it was time to take action.  So I went for a 5km run and the exercise seriously put me in the mood for a healthy breakfast with nutritious ingredients that will be good for my body and mind, therefore I whipped out my blender and a few minutes later I was sipping this silky smoothie that is packed with banana, paw-paw, greek yoghurt, and chia seeds.  Sitting in the sun, enjoying my post-workout breakfast, with Sir Henry Samoosakat, (our Maincoon cat) was just what the docter ordered,  I instantly felt my mood lift.  

The good news is that bananas are high in fibre, potassium and vitamin B6 while paw-paws are packed with its fair share of fibre, vitamin C and anti-oxidants.  Mix in the greek yoghurt that is full of protein and chia seeds loaded with omega 3 fatty acids and you can’t go wrong.  Now I ask you, who wants to eat a bowl of commercial, sugary cereal when you can pack such a mean, healthy, creamy punch for your body in one go?

                              Serves 1.   Takes: 5 Minutes.  Very easy


You will need:

  • 1/2  small paw-paw
  • 1 small banana
  •  1/2 cup Greek yoghurt
  • 1 cup of water (or 1/2 water, 1/2 ice)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 1 teaspoon honey (optional)
  • 1 Tbsp chia seeds

What you need to do:

  1. Add everything to a blender and blend until silky smooth and creamy.
  2. Pour into a glass and garnish with some chia seeds if desired.

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