I love breakfast smoothies, they’re the best way to kick start a great day! I know lots of people think that eating healthily takes a long time but smoothies are the easiest, quickest things – it literally takes me two minutes to throw everything in the blender, blend it up and then if I’m really busy I’ll just take it on the go with me. You can even make it the night before if you want to be super speedy in the mornings – although don’t add the chia seeds or you’ll end up with a chia pudding smoothie and you’ll have to eat it with a spoon!
This is a seriously delicious smoothie. The banana, oats and almond milk make it super thick and creamy, while the berries give it a beautiful colour and a sweet, fruity flavour and the spinach gives you a good dose of revitalising greens so that you’ll be glowing from the inside out all day! I also add hemp powder for a good protein boost and chia seeds to up my fibre, protein and omega-3 intake – both this hemp and the chia blend into the smoothie really well so you won’t taste either and together they’ll really help to boost your energy. If you like a little something sweet in the morning try adding a couple of medjool dates to the mix too, they sweeten it up and enhance the creaminess, making each sip extra awesome! All these ingredients together really do keep you full, satisfied and energised all morning as they give you so much fibre, plant protein and an amazing array of health-boosting vitamins and minerals. If you feel like you need a crunch though, add a little less milk and then pour the smoothie into a bowl and top it with your favourite granola, nuts, seeds, raisins, cacao nibs, fruit etc for a delicious smoothie bowl!
– 1 banana
– 1 big handful of spinach (35g)
– 2 handfuls of frozen berries (these keep it cool and are much cheaper than fresh berries, but fresh berries and a little ice work perfectly instead) (80g)
– 1 cup of almond milk (250ml)
– 3 tablespoons of oats
– 1 tablespoon of hemp powder
– 1 tablespoon of chia seeds
Optional: 2 medjool dates
Simply peel the banana and pit the dates, then pour everything into your blender and blend until smooth!