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The ultimate selenium smoothie

27 Mar 2023


We need selenium for many functions in the body. Keep your levels topped up with this simple smoothie recipe.

Selenium may not be the first nutrient that springs to mind when you think about good health, but this marvellous mineral plays several roles in the body.

Brazil nuts are one of the richest sources of selenium, but if you’re bored of simply snacking on them during the day, try adding them to this rich smoothie and you’ll easily hit your daily NRV (0.075mg for men, 0.06mg for women).1

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Brazil nut and banana smoothie

Serves 2

Nutrients per serving:

Energy Total fat Saturates Protein Fibre Carbs Sugar Salt
400 kcal 16 g 3.8 g 7.7 g 3.8 g 28 g 26 g 0.2 g


  • 20g Brazil nuts *

  • 1 medium banana

  • 1 tsp honey *

  • 80g of plain soya yoghurt
  • Water to taste / texture preference


Step 1
Add the Brazil nuts, banana and yoghurt to a blender with a little water and blitz until smooth. Add more water as needed.

Step 2
Once the smoothie is almost fully blended, add the honey and more water as necessary.

Step 3
Divide between two glasses and drink immediately.

Advice is for information only and should not replace medical care. Please consult a doctor or healthcare professional before trying any remedies.
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1.  British Nutrition Foundation Available from:

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