Alice Mackintosh put this recipe together for me, as she knows I am a coffee lover. The addition of banana and peanut butter helps to diminish the amount of cortisol that’s released as a result of the caffeine. Add an extra shot if you like your coffee strong. I do..
Find this recipe in my book, The Happy Kitchen: Good Mood Food.
1. Make one shot of coffee and leave it to one side to cool.
2. Blend the banana, oat milk and nut butter in a food processor until smooth.
3. Add the coffee and ice and blitz once more.
Together, over 5 years, Alice Mackintosh and I developed recipes that put around 150 nutritional studies into practice. They’ve helped me to become more energised, less anxious, clearer thinking, more balanced and a better sleeper. Our conversations and experiments led to our book The Happy Kitchen: Good Mood Food.
In it, I share in detail what I have learnt about eating for happiness. By harnessing the power of food to boost my mood, not just on melancholy days, I have been able to stabilise my feelings. Nutrition has become an important element in my holistic approach to staying well.