I have not been a good girl…
Not that I have been eating the wrong stuff. It’s more a case of, I have not been eating. Breakfast is one of those meals I tend to just brush off lately, until I realize during the course of my manic morning, that I am famished. I know it’s wrong. I know it. Mornings are just a mad rush in our house and I just can’t stomach a big breakfast that early. So smoothies all the way for me…
After the sprint of packing lunchboxes, getting the kid to school and sorting out the man for his day at work, Breakfast Smoothies has become my only nutritious survival recipe for busy mornings. Right? I mean, I made a Power Breakfast Smoothie the other day, and tried my hand at one of those fancy shmansy Smoothie Bowls too.
You will need a few basic ingredients in your kitchen for a great breakfast smoothie.
- Yogurt. This really doesn’t need any explanation. Yogurt usually serves as the base of my smoothies. There is always natural, full fat yogurt in my fridge.
- Fruit Juice. Ok, hear me out. I know fruit juices are full of sugar and all that, but I like to add just a little bit of juice in my smoothies to thin it out a bit. You can add your own liquid variety here like almond milk, normal milk, or if you really have to…water. It’s all about the consistency you like.
- Fresh fruit or vegetables. There is a multitude of different fruits that can go into smoothies. My best is usually banana, kiwi, strawberries, frozen berries, apple and stone fruit. You can go wild. If you are keen on enjoying a little green in your morning smoothie, try and combine spinach, broccoli, kale or beetroot.
- Nut Butter. I love adding a spoon or two of peanut butter in my smoothies. I found the roasted macadamia nut butter to be one of my favorites to add. I’ll shamelessly stick a spoonful in my mouth afterwards too…
- Other healthy stuff. If you want a bit of an added health kick to your morning smoothie, you can add your variety of whey powder, spirulina powder, matcha, chia seeds, kombucha, kefir, flax, oats and many more. Go for it.
- Honey. Yes, I have a sweet tooth and I love to add a drizzle of honey over my smoothie or yogurt bowl. You can go the same route if you like a little sweetness, by adding agave, maple syrup, dates or you can just go and whizz up some cocoa nibs while you are at it.
Love your mornings again with this easy Berry and Nut Butter Smoothie recipe. It’s quick and easy, healthy and nutritious.