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Breakfast in a Jar

Breakfast and brunch, Drinks
Jemma O'Hanlon
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Green smoothies are all the rage at the moment. So here’s a super cool, super green recipe for breakfast in a jar, from APD Jemma O’Hanlon. 

One Friday morning I came back from a gym session, and because the class started a bit later than the usual, I didn't have enough time to make my usual porridge. So, I decided to use the same ingredients as I normally would, but instead I threw them into a blender, added some greens and then simply popped in a straw, and sip sip sip, I'm still on time and on my way to work. 

So here’s how you can make my Breakfast in a Jar concoction:


  • Ice cubes
  • ½ cup natural muesli or oats
  • ½ cup reduced fat soy milk
  • A good handful of kales leaves (not stems) or baby spinach
  • 1 tablespoon protein powder
  • 2 tablespoons natural yoghurt
  • 1 banana
  • Sprinkle cinnamon

As I said, all you need to do is throw all the ingredients in the blender and process for 1 to 2 minutes, or until it becomes smooth and a lovely green colour.

This recipe serves 1 as a substantial brekky or 2 if you're going to have it as a mid-morning shake. It tastes creamy, oaty, naturally sweet and filling – and you can’t even taste the green goodness

Breakfast in a Jar
Jemma O'Hanlon
Accredited Nutritionist (AN), Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD)