Breakfast Berry Smoothie
Updated: Aug 1, 2019
Creamy and delicious, this breakfast has everything you need to set you up for the day.
A healthy breakfast should always contain these 3 components to help balance blood sugar levels; fat, protein and fiber so as to prevent those energy crashes later in the day.
It’s all in here in this smoothie plus you’re getting 2 of your five a day with this breakfast but more than that, you are getting the amazing health benefits of blueberries.
Berries are among the fruits with the highest concentration of antioxidants and they are also a low sugar fruit but what you may not know about blueberries is their brain boosting properties.
Blueberries have been studied for their ability to help with memory function and in this study, Harvard researchers found that “eating berries could stave off the cognitive decline and memory loss that comes with aging” (strawberries are among the other berries mentioned in this study too).
One last thing thing before the recipe, this is a great starter smoothie. What I mean by that is that if you are new to smoothies or you're trying to get your children into smoothie….start here.
Now, all you need to do is remember to make it 😊
Breakfast Berry Smoothie
Serves 1 as a filling breakfast (or you could share)
Time: 5 minutes
300ml plant-based milk of choice (I used almond)
1 cup of blueberries (fresh or frozen)
1 banana frozen (peeled and chopped)
2 tablespoons of oats
1 tablespoon of hemp seeds (or chia or flax seeds)
1 tablespoons of a nut butter of your choice (I used almond)
1. Place everything into a blender and blend until smooth, adding more milk if needed.
2. Pour into a glass or glasses and enjoy.
3. This smoothie should be sweet enough from the fruit (freezing the banana helps with both creaminess and sweetness) but if not, add a teaspoon of maple syrup.
If you use chia or flax seeds the smoothie will thicken as it sits – just add a splash more milk.
Add berries throughout the day, as a snack on their own or added to some yogurt.
Digestive tips: you should always make the motion of chewing your smoothies and juices as they contain actual real wholefoods. Chewing releases digestive enzymes which starts the digestion process.
Personally, I am not a fan of ice-cold drinks and they are not necessarily good for our digestion. What I like to do is take my time with smoothies. I make it early while I am getting ready, let it sit and then I take a mouthful, swish and chew, then do something and repeat this process until it’s finished. Chewing will also help to reduce the coldness.
Last tip: Check your teeth before you go out, trust me on this one 😊
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