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Super Berry Oat and Banana Smoothie

Super Berry Oat and Banana Smoothie, Optimum VAC 2 Air Vacuum Blender.

In my attempt to get fit, eat healthily and lose this 9lb off of my stomach I've been making smoothies which I have for lunch.

Super Berry Oat and Banana Smoothie

Just a smoothie for lunch?! But there's no need to worry about me, I'm not going too mad in trying desperately to lose never shifting 9lb that never seems to happen.

But that's all changing as this time I'm really determined to do this and since I bought a FitBit only a few weeks ago I have actually managed to lose 4lb in 6 weeks, which for me, is amazing 😊

Anyway, I even invested in the Aria scales to go with the FitBit (I'll do a separate post soon) but when you weigh yourself these scales record your weight sending it straight to the FitBit app. They're dead accurate and even measure ounces.

Now that's possibly a bit extreme but I will tell you, it's working for me; I get well excited when I can announce I've lost another one of those dots - meaning when I weighed myself last Saturday said I weighed 8st 10.6lbs and today it says 8st 10.4lbs so I can say that's another 2 dots and the 2 dots are on the way to losing another pound 😉

Back to my Super Berry Oat and Banana Smoothie. Because of the added rolled oats and the banana, this smoothie is really quite filling which is how comes I can get away with only having this for lunch.

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Yes, it is on the expensive side but if you're seriously wanting to eat healthier and perhaps lose a bit of weight like me, then the Optimum VAC2 is for you. It's a power blender so pretty much anything you throw in gets blended without fear of breaking it.

The vacuum means smoothies don't separate and keep their colour. It has a powerful 2238W motor - the Vitamix Pro 500 series has a 1492W motor and doesn't have the option to use Vacuum. It has 6 stainless steel blades as opposed to 4 which is more common.

In the past, I've broken a few blenders by adding frozen fruit or veggies and so even though they were cheaper blenders they really didn't last long so it's a kind of false economy. Don't forget 0% Finance is Available; you pay just 10% deposit and then spread the cost, 6 months finance with 0% interest.

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Berries Cherries and Banana in blender jug

I found the mixed berries and cherries in Lidl and they were something like £2.39 for 750g so a good bargain and so handy to have in the freezer.

Smoothie ingredients in blender jug

So there you have it, one tasty, filling smoothie which is great for breakfast or lunch.

Yield: 4

Super Berry Oat and Banana Smoothie

Do remember if you don't have a heavy-duty power blender you will only be able to use very small chunks otherwise you risk burning out the motor.


250ml Semi-skimmed Milk - or Cashew Milk
200g Frozen Mixed Berries and Cherries
200g Fat-free Bio Yogurt - I used strawberry
1  Frozen medium sized Banana
20g Rolled Porridge Oats


How to Freeze Bananas:
Peel and slice each banana. Line a tray with greaseproof paper and lay the slices side by side in a single layer. Cover with cling film and freeze for about 2 hours. Once frozen pop the slices into a freezer bag and they're ready to use in smoothies whenever you fancy. 

Add the milk to the blender jug first followed by the rest of the ingredients. If you're using the Optimum VAC2 Vacuum Blender select 'Vacuum' followed by 'Smoothie' and press start. 

You can sweeten the smoothie with a little honey if you wish.
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Super Berry Oat and Banana Smoothie


  1. I don't think a smoothie for lunch would be enough for me (I tend to get very hungry in the middle of the day) but it's ideal for breakfast. Your recipe sounds yummy! And being a happy owner of one of these blenders I know just how velvety smooth this smoothie is:)

  2. Such a gorgeous colour Jan. I used to have smoothies for lunch, but I swapped over to having them at breakfast. Either way, this sounds delicious. And well done on losing those pounds - it's so hard!


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