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The greatest banana smoothie

I moved to London in 2012 and my friend, who let me crash on her couch, made this smoothie most mornings before she rushed off to work.

Lovely M bought bananas once a week, sliced them one by one in small bags and put them in the freezer. In the morning she took a bag out, poured some hot water over it (making the banana slices start to melt and making blending a little easier) and made herself a smoothie in literally two minutes.


Preparation time: 3 minutes


1 banana (frozen)
200 ml soy/oat/almond milk
1,5 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tbsp peanut butter
1 tbsp flax seeds


  1. Place all ingredients (banana, any plant-based milk, cinnamon, flax seeds and peanut butter) in a blender and mix for 30 seconds. Garnish with ground cinnamon.

It’s seriously ingenious it’s to have sliced fruit in the freezer – you avoid using ice in smoothies, which makes the flavour more intense, and you end up throwing out less fruit that has gone bad. Frozen fruits and/or berries also make the smoothie thicker and creamier. I highly recommend it!

Stephanie is the founder of Helpings and the creator of all content on the platform. Watch her TEDx talk, 'Holy Shit', about digestion on YouTube, organized at King's Collage London in 2016. Stephanie is currently building her second business, a chocolate brand called kAAKAO, and she shares her experience by means of inspiring other entrepreneurs to excel in business and in life.

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