High-vitality milk shake

    5 min

    This satisfying ‘breakfast in a glass’ is made with milk and thick yogurt flavoured with banana and freshly squeezed orange juice, plus some wheatgerm for extra vitamin value. A milk shake-style drink makes a great energising start to the day, ideal for people in a hurry or those who aren't keen to eat much in the morning.

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    Serves: 2 

    • 300 ml (10 fl oz) semi-skimmed milk, chilled
    • 200 g (7 oz) Greek-style yogurt
    • juice of 1 large orange
    • 1 large banana, sliced
    • 1 tsp clear honey
    • 1 tbsp wheatgerm

    Prep:5min  ›  Ready in:5min 

    1. Place all the ingredients in a blender or food processor and whizz for a couple of minutes until smooth and creamy.
    2. Pour into 2 tall glasses and enjoy immediately, while the milk shake is still frothy.

    Some more ideas

    Make a berry milk shake using 170 g (6 oz) strawberries instead of banana (this is shown on the left in the picture). Raspberries are good too, or try the chopped flesh of 1 mango. * Replace the wheatgerm with 1 tbsp ground sunflower seeds (grind them in a coffee grinder or with a pestle and mortar). * Use vanilla frozen yogurt instead of Greek-style yogurt. * Make a mixed fruit shake with frozen yogurt. Combine 300 ml (10 fl oz) semi-skimmed milk, 200 g (7 oz) strawberry frozen yogurt, 1 large sliced banana, 1 skinned and chopped peach and 2 tbsp rolled oats in a blender or food processor, and whizz until creamy and frothy. Serve immediately.

    Plus points

    Milk is an important source of vitamin B2. This vitamin is sensitive to ultraviolet light, so milk should be brought in from the doorstep as soon as possible after delivery. * Greek-style yogurt may seem rich and creamy in taste, but a level tbsp contains only 17 kcal. By comparison, a level tbsp of double cream contains 67 kcal. * The addition of wheatgerm boosts the content of vitamin E and B vitamins in this recipe, and orange juice provides vitamin C, so this is truly a ‘high-vitality’ drink.

    Each serving provides

    calcium * B2, B12, C, zinc * A, B1, B6, E, folate, niacin, potassium

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