Wake up to one of our Breakfast Smoothies

We’ve all heard the saying “Breakfast is the most important meal of the day”.  Well breakfast smoothies are a great way to start the day if you don’t have time to cook breakfast.   Our lives are so busy these days, always on the run, it’s hard to get the goodness we need. 

This is where smoothies come to the rescue.  Filled with the right ingredients, a  smoothie will leave you super-charged.  Forget sugary cereals or dry toast.  These are quick and easy to prepare.  Full of goodness, fiber and antioxidants, they will set you up for an action-packed day.   

Chop the fruit the night before, place in a Ziploc bag and store in the freezer until the next morning.  Then simply throw into your blender along with the other ingredients and you are ready to go.  If you’re using chia seeds, add the seeds to the liquid, then leave to soak overnight.  They’ll be ready to use next morning.

What should a breakfast smoothie contain?   Because a breakfast smoothie is your first meal of the day it needs to be filling enough to last you through till your next meal, which may be mid-morning, or it could be lunchtime.  So it had better be substantial and will need to contain carbohydrates and protein.

What ingredients are best?

  • All fruits are good but berries are a great choice.  They contain powerful antioxidants and are choc-full of vitamins. 

  • Thicken your smoothies with a banana, avocado or some Greek yogurt.  

  • To boost the smoothies and make them extra filling add some extra carbs such as oats, flaxseeds, chia seeds or nuts.

  • For protein think about adding yogurt, milk, peanut butter, almond butter, soy milk or almond milk.

Breakfast Berry Smoothie

breakfast mixed berry smoothie

Ingredients

1 ½ cups frozen mixed berries
1 cup almond milk
1 tablespoon honey
2 teaspoons finely grated fresh ginger
1 teaspoon ground flaxseed

How to Make

Blend all ingredients in a blender until they are well combined and smooth.

Pour into glasses and enjoy.  This makes two glasses.


Peachy Oat Smoothie

peachy oat smoothie

Ingredients

2 peaches
½ c rolled oats
½ c vanilla yogurt
½ c almond milk
½ c orange juice

How to Make

Note:  Soak ½ cup rolled oats with ½ cup almond milk overnight (six to eight hours).  

Then pour into blender and top with 2 peaches that have been chopped with the stone removed.  Add the vanilla yogurt and orange juice.  Blend until thick and creamy.

Pour into 2 glasses and top with some rolled oats.




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