Cherry Ripe Smoothie


The inspiration for this breakfast smoothie came from an obvious place: a delicious friggin’ cocktail (“The Cherry Ripe” – a cheeky and unpretentious combination of Chambord, Baileys and coconut milk). Please note I mean no disrespect to the chocolate bar “Cherry Ripe” as it has a very special place in my heart also. This smoothie shares something with the chocolate bar, however: it contains no cherries. The name is bullshit. But the flavour, well, sir, that is the business.


– 1 cup frozen raspberries

– 1 teaspoon cacao powder

– 100ml coconut milk

– 100-150ml water (depending on how thick you like it)

– 1 scoop chocolate or vanilla protein powder

Get Ripe:

– chuck everything in a blender and give it some shit

Pop it,

Shannon x

Mango’s Smooth Moves


Smoothies. What can I say? They’re cheeky and I like it. They are a great way to smuggle fruit into the diets of kids and weird grown ups with fruit aversions. I’m not going to lie to you – these babies pack some calories, but they also allow the opportunity for stocking up on minerals (like potassium, calcium, magesium) and vitamins (catch you later, Berocca, you can b-b-bouce). Let’s not deny the fact that they taste bloody awesome. This sultry smoothie tastes like a mini-holiday – banana and mango anyone? Let’s do this.

 (Makes one large serve or divide between grown up and bub)


– 1 cup frozen cubed mango (you can cut up your own and freeze it or buy it pre-chopped in the frozen supermarket bit, or buy organic stuff from a healthfood place)

– 1 chopped banana

– 1 cup of milk (rice, cow, goat, almond, soy) OR make me really proud and use coconut milk. Let’s go tropical on those unsuspecting taste buds!

– 1 tablespoon desiccated coconut

– 1 teaspoon vanilla essence

– optional: 1 or 2 tablespoons of natural yoghurt or CoYo

– optional: 1/2 scoop of protein powder if you want to be fuller than a young mans ballsack

 Make it:

– put all this in the blender and whizz the shit out of it. That frozen mango might make the blender work, but he can handle it.

– pour into a cup (split it with a tiny human if you have one)


Shannon x

Healthy Chocolate Smoothie


Alright, people. Prepare yourselves, when you try this thick, rich, satisfying smoothie, your nipples may harden. Not from revulsion, from joy. This smoothie is delicious, and it is friendly to that lovely body of yours. I think the word superfood is a bit of a silly one, but this smoothie does contain a few ingredients touted as such. Read on, friends:


– 1 cup of rice milk (you can use cow, soy, coconut, whatever, I just like rice milk because it tastes lovely and is gentle on the tum)

– 1 or 2 tablespoons cacao powder depending on how rich you dig it (different to the dirty cocoa you add to cakes, this one is easily found at health shops)

– 1/2 teaspoon chia seeds

– 3 medjool dates, pitted and chopped

– a frozen banana (chop him up and pop in a glad bag in the freezer the night before)

How to get this into a moustache forming liquid:

– Put everything in a blender and whizz it

– Whizz it good.

Chocolately yours,

Shannon x

smooshed avocado on toast with trout


Well. Maybe you’re a toddler, maybe you’re not.

Either way, this breakfast does things.

Serves one human.


– quarter of an avocado, smooshed

– one piece of good quality wholemeal bread, toasted

– half to one fillet of smoked rainbow trout

– a squeeze of lemon

– salt and pepper if you are a grown human or discerning tot

 How to make it happen:

It’s obvious.

However, if this is for a toddler, please carefully check the fillet of trout for bones, small and large, and get them the hell out of there. And cut the toast into pieces fit for tiny hands.

 Enjoy, Shannon x

caramello-banana porridge

Caramello-Banana Porridge

This cheeky little breakfast is so good it feels obscene.

Imagine this: gooey banana, mixed with nature’s caramel, a hint of coconut, and the warming comfort of porridge.

P.S. It’s good for you.


– 1/2 cup rolled oats

– 1 chopped banana

– 4 medjool dates chopped

– 1/2 cup coconut milk (light or fatty, it’s up to you)

– 1/2 cup water (and add more if it gets too thick during cooking)

– milk to your liking once cooked (cow, goat, rice, soy, coconut, almond, whatever!)

How to get this shit in your bowl:

Put the oats, banana, medjool dates, coconut milk and water in a saucepan over med-high heat until it starts bubbling, then turn the heat down looooooooow and let that baby simmer for five to ten minutes, depending how you like it. Pop into a bowl and then add milk of your choice to get the consistency that gets you going. Then enjoy the hell out of that healthy, delicious breakfast.

Thank me later,

Shannon x