Welcome to the Herb Diaries! 

I am a London based vinyasa and yin yoga teacher, obsessed with food and all things healthy. This is where I share my favourite recipes from my healthy plant-based kitchen. 

Serena x

Cucumber, Peach and Banana Smoothie

Cucumber, Peach and Banana Smoothie

Just a quick one today. I feel like I am always saying how quick things are to make, but I have realised that that is one of the beauties of this kind of diet. This is my absolute favourite breakfast at the moment and it is so quick that there are no excuses for unhealthy eating. I make my smoothie every day when I wake up and that way I have had 3 or 4 of my 5 a day before I have even got to work!

Most people are a bit skeptical when I tell them to put cucumber in their smoothies, but over the summer I have fallen in love with them and have to eat them with everything. I suppose it is because they are so cool and refreshing that they are perfect in the heat, and these days when so many people forget the importance of drinking enough water, cucumbers are a saviour.

Peaches are a great source of vitamins A and C, and the linseeds are extremely high in dietary fibre. Spinach is packed full of vitamin C and antioxidants, and whilst the banana makes the smoothy thick and creamy, it is also giving you a little potassium boost. Despite all the great health benefits of these 5 ingredients, the best thing is that when all blended together they taste amazing!


1 banana

1 peach

1/3 cucumber

1 handful spinach

1 tsp linseeds (soaked in a class of water over night, then use the water in the smoothie too)


Blend all the ingredients until thick, creamy and smooth. I like to keep my fruit in the fridge the night before I make my smoothie so that it is super chilled.

On the subject of really quick recipes, I just whizzed up my lunch ready for tomo. It was the quickest recipe of the blog so far, and by far one of the most delicious. So watch this space, I can't wait to share it!

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