Breakfast is the most important meal of the day but it’s the most neglected meal of my day. When it comes to breakfast we make it a priority for our children to have a nutritious meal to have a good start to their day. But for my husband and I it’s not a priority as we’re too busy rushing around in the morning trying to get everything ready. Plus we are very sleep deprived parents so we rather have that extra couple of minutes of sleep than waking up early for breakfast. Most days I’m lucky if I’m out the door with a piece of toast hanging out of my mouth. For years the husband prefer the convenience of a Up & Go. I honestly don’t know how he drinks that thing almost every day of the week for years.
I recently bought a Nutri Ninja as it was on sale and I’m loving it. I know I’m very late to the smoothie bandwagon but having a smoothie for breakfast is the answer for a quick, convenient and nutritious breakfast. I love the beautiful flavours of this smoothie and better still it’s very nutritious for you. Love the combination of oats, blueberry, banana, yoghurt, milk, raw almonds and throw in some superfood like chia or flaxseeds for extra goodness. I also love that it’s so quick to just throw all these ingredients together and just blend and you’ll have something that tastes good and is good for you to start the day out great. Smoothies are such a great way to get add extra nutrients to your day. This smoothie is by far our family’s favourite. I’m still experimenting with the green smoothie but it’s not something I’ll drink for breakfast.
Breakfast Blueberry, Banana and Oat Smoothie
Serves 1 (makes 500ml)
3 tablespoons rolled oats
1 ripe banana
1/2 cup frozen blueberries
1 teaspoon chia seeds or flax seeds
10 raw almonds
3 tablespoons Greek yoghurt
1 cup soy/almond/low fat milk
Add all the ingredients in to the cup of your blender. I always put the hard (almonds) ingredients closest to the blade. So depending on the type of blender you have you may add the hard ingredients as first or last.
Blend all the ingredients until become smooth consistency. Pour into glass and serve.