This is a great way of serving up a nutritious breakfast for those who are reluctant to eat, or as an after school snack.  Children who are more resistant to different tastes will not even notice the seeds or oats – they blend in smoothly.   


  • 1 glass of water or milk (you can also use coconut milk or almond milk)
  • small handful of berries – raspberries, blueberries, blackberries  etc (you can use fresh or frozen)
  • ½ small banana or ½ avocado pear
  • tablespoon linseeds, pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds ground together * or mixed seed spread
  • 1 tbsp natural oatmeal or 1 tbsp natural porridge oats soaked in water overnight
  • 2 tbsp of plain live yogurt (if you don’t have dairy then you could use plain coconut or  soya yoghurt) – optional

Blend all the ingredients together in a liquidizer to make a delicious and filling smoothie.


This really is packed with nutrients: vitamin C, zinc, vitamin E, Omega 3 & 6, fibre, calcium, protein and live beneficial bacteria (yogurt)! Adding oats to your smoothie will make it more filling and you will have the benefit of lots of B vitamins which are great for your hair and skin and added fibre!  The seeds add beneficial oils which help dry skin and hair.

A pack of frozen mixed berries are useful to have in the freezer for this smoothie.

* grind together equal amounts of linseeds (flax – look for Linusit Gold in supermarkets), pumpkin and sunflower seeds.  Keep in the fridge and use a tablespoon to add to smoothies, sprinkle on salads or porridge.  They provide a good source of vegetarian omega 3 fatty acids.  Alternatively buy Carley’s Mixed seed spread and use a large teaspoon of that instead.