I’m all about a simple, wholesome breakfast. Through the years I’ve figured out the best combinations of protein, carbohydrates and fibres to make me feel energized and without cravings until noon. Today I’m sharing my favorite breakfast smoothie recipe with you; one I make from ingredients I usually have stocked. Healthy and wholesome!
I found this smoothie is especially useful to chug down when I want to head outside for my Miracle Morning, or when I go for a morning workout. It gives me the energy I need, without making me feel uncomfortably full.
Pro-tip: I use a cup-blender like the Nutri Bullet, which is powerful, small, and saves me a ton of mess and washing up. This really lowers the barrier I used to feel when making smoothies, and I recommend it to anyone who wants to whip up an easy and healthy breakfast!
My favorite breakfast smoothie recipe
- Milk or almond milk
- Frozen berries (1/3 cup or 50 grams)
- Spinach leaves (a small hand)
- Acai powder (1 heaped teaspoon)
- Sunflower seeds (2 tablespoons)
- Rolled oats (1 heaped tablespoon)
- Honey (drizzle)
The exact measurements for this recipe depend on the size of your blender (cup). If you want to measure out one serving in your regular blender, I would advise grabbing a large glass and measuring out all the ingredients in there, so you won’t end up with an excess of blended product.
The key is to fill half your cup with the dry ingredients, and the other half with your fluid. Blend everything together, and enjoy your breakfast smoothie!
I usually use regular milk (semi-skimmed)* in my smoothies. It’s rich in protein, which I find an absolute need for any breakfast. People who don’t eat diary can use almond milk instead!
* Are you out of milk? You can substitute it with two heap tablespoons of Greek yoghurt with water. A dab of this stuff in your smoothie is also a great way to add some extra protein!
Frozen berries provide your smoothie with natural sweetness, and a heap of anti-oxidants. The advantage of using frozen fruit is that your smoothie will become deliciously icy and a little bit thicker. I usually go for a mix between blueberries, strawberries and/or raspberries.
Does the idea of adding greens to your morning smoothie put you off? Don’t worry, adding spinach leaves won’t alter the taste, but will add a ton of extra nutrients like iron, folic acid and vitamins A, E, C and K.
Acai is a new superfood hype, and not without reason. These little berries, which are available in a powdered form*, are incredibly rich in anti-oxidants! They also add tons of vitamins (B1, B2, B3, C, E), fosfor and calcium. They provide a little bit of an acidic flavor to your smoothie, which you can easily neutralize with a drizzle of honey.
* Trouble finding Acai berry powder? It’s easily available online.
Sunflower seeds are rich in vitamin E and magnesium. They also give a nice bite to your smoothie, and make you feel nourished. The same counts for rolled oats, which are a slow carbohydrate which takes longer to process, and fights hunger cravings.
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Do you make smoothies for breakfast?