89bec0c0_Strawberry-Banana-Smoothie1.xxxlarge_2xServes 4

What you need

2 x ripe banana – no more than 1/2 a banana per person.

160ml milk of choice (e.g. rice, oat, coconut) – this can be increased to suit you, if you would like your smoothie to be runnier.

500g of berries of your choice fresh or frozen

1 x heaped tbsp slippery elm powder

1 x avocado

2 tbsp ground almonds

½ tsp lemon juice

½ tsp cinnamon

Here’s how to make your Banana smoothie

Blend together until frothy and thick.

Slippery elm is the powdered inner bark from the elm tree.  Traditionally, it has been used to treat inflammatory conditions in the digestive tract.  Its mucilage properties are thought to have a soothing, calming effect.