If you need a quick snack or light meal, this recipe for Smashed Pea and Kefir Protein on Toast is for you. Easy to make and packed with protein.

Did you know? Peas aren’t actually a vegetable; they’re a legume! Coming from the same family as lentils, chickpeas, beans and peanuts. Though one 80g serving counts as one of your 5 a day.

Nutritionally, peas are a source of vitamins and minerals including iron, B vitamins and phosphorus (needed to help build strong bones and teeth).

Bonus recipe: skip the toast and use the topping as a dip with crisps, crudités or pita bread. Perfect for parties and movie night.

This recipe was written by Hannah Webb during a two week challenge to swap in Kefir or Kefir Protein in place of another ingredient in a meal each day.

  • 250g green peas (boiled and cooled)
  • 100g Biotiful Kefir Protein
  • 2 tsp wholegrain mustard
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 clove of garlic, sliced
  • 1 tsp dried mixed herbs
  • A generous pinch of salt + black pepper
  • Tomatoes

Mix everything except the tomatoes in a blender, until smooth(ish) – Hannah likes hers still slightly chunky! – then spread over toast.

Chop the tomatoes and place on top.

Add an extra drizzle of olive oil and sprinkling of salt + black pepper.