Ultimate Breakfast Smoothie

My go to breakfast is always a smoothie; quick and easy and a great way to get in loads of nutrients and your 5 a day before the day even really starts! It also keeps me full until lunch to stop me reaching for any naughty snacks!

I make mine with frozen fruits and veg as it is cheaper and easier and also gives it a really smooth, thick, creamy texture.

This is my base breakfast smoothie recipe which I add different things to each day depending on what I feel I want/need. Give it a try add whatever you fancy or have to hand and see what you think!

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2 large handfuls of spinach

1 handful broccoli

1 banana

1 handful berries (whatever you fancy, I had frozen mixed berries)

2 tbsp oats

250ml almond milk (or any plant-based milk you fancy)

Optional extras:

  • 1tbsp ground flaxseeds – added protein, fibre, magnesium and omega 3. High in antioxidants, good for healthy skin and nails as well as great for helping relieve menopausal symptoms.
  • 1tbsp chia seeds – added protein, fibre, omega 3 and high in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.
  • 1tbsp hemp seeds – complete protein containing all 20 amino acids and also all 9 essential amino acids that our bodies cannot produce. High in magnesium, vitamin E and other vitamins and minerals.
  • ½ tbsp maca powder – boosts energy
  • 1tsp ground turmeric – antioxidant/anti-inflammatory
  • ½ tsp to 1tsp spirulina powder – super high in protein and iron, great for blood and heart health
  • 1 tsp carob powder/cocoa powder – adds a sweet chocolatey flavour (carob is naturally caffeine free)
  • 1 tsp sweetener (maple syrup, honey etc) – if you like it sweet!

Don’t add all the extras at one time or you will have a weird tasting smoothie!

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