These days it’s all about the colourful, insta-worthy, drinks. Right now it’s the Starbucks Unicorn Frappuccino that’s making all sorts of waves – not necessarily the good kind! In Australia the $8 Smurf Latte is another insta-sensation. On the foodie side, we have the hugely popular mermaid and unicorn toasts… If you fancy getting a little playful and whimsical with your drinks, then let me introduce you to the mermaid protein smoothie! It’s healthy, vegan and mega instagrammable!


Here's what you'll need...

  • 300ml coconut or almond milk – more if needed
  • 1 large banana
  • 2-3 tbsp rolled oats
  • 2 tbsp protein powder (optional)
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup, or to taste
  • 1/2 tsp spirulina or blue matcha powder
  • 100g coconut yoghurt to garnish
  • freeze-dried raspberries to decorate
  • handful blueberries to decorate
  • flaked coconut to decorate


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Here's How It's Done...

  • 1

    Chill a large glass or mason jar in the freezer. Slice half the banana into thin rounds and cut into pretty shapes to decorate your glass (optional).


  • 2

    Position the banana cut outs inside the chilled glass – this can be a bit fiddly! – and return to the freezer.


  • 3

    Put the milk, remaining banana, oats, protein powder, maple syrup, and spirulina in your blender. Process until smooth.


  • 4

    Remove the glass from the freezer and carefully pour in the smoothie – a funnel might help. Fill almost to the top.


  • 5

    If you wish to decorate the smoothie with the coconut yoghurt, put in a small piping bag fitted with a large star tip. Carefully pipe the yoghurt over the smoothie.


  • 6

    Add the freeze-dried raspberries and coconut flakes to decorate.


  • 7

    Add a pretty straw and drink immediately – but don’t forget to take an Instagram snap first!


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By Lucy Parissi on 26.04.17

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