My favourite breakfast smoothie
Sometimes, getting all of your veggies, fruits and healthy fats in can seem almost impossible, especially when you want to eat something else every day. I also must admit that I am not a morning person at all and the morning is not the time for me to think about being responsible or sensible, so my breakfast only serves two purposes: to fill me up and taste great. Therefore, I wanted to make a breakfast smoothie that tastes great, has a lot of vitamins in it and that fills me up until it is time for lunch again.
With 450 calories, this smoothie has everything I need to start up and make it through the day. It is also great if I’m in a hurry and I decide to take my breakfast with me. This way I can breakfast while traveling or working already.
- Half a glass of some kind of liquid. I personally use apple and pear juice, because I love the flavour, it is only made of fruit juice without any additives and I don’t mind the extra calories here. If you don’t have an apple juice without sugar available or you don’t want the extra calories, you could go for water as well.
- 1 banana.
- In the Netherlands this mixture is called ‘Summer mix’ and it is a frozen mix of blackberries, blueberries, red berries, black currants, raspberries and sometimes a few strawberries. I put about 1.5 hand of this mixture in.
- 2 handfuls of spinach leaves.
- 3 tablespoons of a mixture of chia seeds and flax seeds
- 1 tablespoon of flavourless protein powder (I use pea protein, but I’m sure they’re all fine)
- 1 tablespoon of maca powder
- A splash of lemon juice
This is probably the shortest instruction I have ever given you: just throw everything in the blender and mix everything up, until it’s a liquid. Then, pour it in a glass and your done. This whole process takes me usually about 4 minutes, since my blender is not the best, but thats it! No cutting and barely any dishes.
The reason this breakfast smoothie is so good is obviously first because of the sweet taste, but also because of the nutrients. It contains loads of fiber to get you through the day, the seeds add a lot of healthy fats for a slower energy source, whilst the fruits add vitamins and the first burst of energy to start the day. No coffee needed! I struggle with getting enough protein in, so this is also the easiest way for me to add protein powder without tasting it (I hate shakes and protein yoghurts and such).
On top of that all, the lemon juice also is a great antioxidant which fights bacteria and such, so it promotes good health as well. For an extra antioxidant boost you can also add a tablespoon of honey, which I often do when my throat hurts or if I feel a cold coming up. This is only about 50 calories, so it won’t make it that much calorific and when you’re sick, you can use the extra calories as well. No wonder it’s not only my favourite breakfast smoothie, it’s also one of my favourite breakfasts!
I hope you liked this recipe, let me know in the comments if you did and what your favorite smoothie/breakfast is!
Lots of love,
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