Tuesday, 25 April 2017

I Made A Thing: ANZAC Biscuit Smoothie

I am a big lover of cookbooks, as you all know. There are very clever people who have created recipes and put them in a book (my preferred form compared to online, I just love a cookbook) for me to access their wisdom and make delicious food. I do not have that wisdom. But, occasionally, I make something. Nothing fancy or complicated, but still something that I had to put a little bit of thought into. So here is a thing that I made!

It is ANZAC day here today. Traditionally I should be eating ANZAC biscuits, but I didn't get any vegan ones and I couldn't be bothered making them. So I made it into a smoothie. The photo is pretty average, I know. I should have made more effort to make it prettier, but I had just come home from 90 minutes of very sweaty and hot bikram yoga, so I just wanted to eat. Or drink, I guess. Anyway, no mason jar or perfectly messy overflow here.

ANZAC Biscuit Smoothie


3/4 cup oat milk (or your favourite non-dairy milk)
1 frozen banana in chunks
1/4 cup rolled oats
1 AU TBS shredded coconut (or 1TBS plus 1 tsp for my US friends)
1 heaping teaspoon golden syrup
Pinch of salt


Put in blender. Blend until smooth. Put in glass. Drink!

You could very easily pretty this up by adding some toasted oats and coconut on the top, or even crumble a bit of ANZAC biscuit on top!

I don't know how common golden syrup is outside of Australia, but I would definitely recommend it above other sweeteners for the authentic ANZAC biscuit taste.

So there you go. I made a thing! I may very occasionally make other things and share them with you.

Cute Kitty Photo of the Post


It's been two months and eight days since I said goodbye to this beautiful face. I miss her so much.


  1. This is a great idea! I am going to make one immediately!

  2. This smoothie is so yummy and ANZAC biscuity! I loved it! Could easily become my new favourite breakfast smoothie for any day. You should definitely create some more things :)

    1. I'm so glad that you tried it and liked it. :)

  3. Golden syrup is super common in the UK and I think not so common in the rest of Europe or the US. I can't believe I didn't get an Anzac biscuit - fail! Also, hugs. Sahara was such a cutie.

    1. There is a vegan bakery in Brisbane that does an excellent ANZAC biscuit, we shall get you one!

  4. Yay for creating a recipe; it sounds really good! :D

  5. Sounds delicious! And refreshing. The perfect thing to enjoy after a sweaty workout =) Good job on making "a thing!" haha. And I find it quite pretty just as it is.
    Very cute picture of your beloved kitty. *hugs*

    1. Sweaty workouts require a cooling smoothie when the weather is hot!
      Thank you for the hugs.