Feeling a bit under the weather and want to boost your immunity? Want to help your skin with collagen production without having to buy an expensive cream? Then this Vitamin C booster smoothie is the perfect breakfast remedy for you.
Só, after this winter I decided to take the next sixty days to adopt healthier habits, to take my health back one day at a time. This includes exercising most days and starting each day with a breakfast that is rich in micro nutrients. This blueberry and banana smoothie bowl meets the exact criteria. The great thing is that it actually tastes just like blueberry ice-cream. This is like Summer in a bowl. I love to just take my time savouring each spoonful packed with amazing anti-oxidants and cancer-fighting benefits. This smoothie bowl leaves me so satisfied, I don’t need another snack until lunch time. I like to add extra nuts and granola as a topping for extra crunch and texture.
Blueberries contain the following vitamins and minerals:
- Vitamin K1: This vitamin assists with healthy blood clotting and is also beneficial for bone health.
- Vitamin C: Vitamin C is an important anti-oxidant that assists in skin health and immune function.
- Manganese: An important mineral that assists carboydrate metabolism.
Bueberries further contains small amounts of vitamin E and B6, are extremely rich in antioxidants and they contribute to heart health, brain health and blood sugar control.
Takes: Less than 5 minutes to assemble. Serves 1 Very easy.
You will need:
- 1 frozen banana (not too ripe)
- 1 cup frozen blueberries
- 1/4 cup light coconut milk
- A powerful blender
- Fresh fruit, toasted nuts (I used almonds) and/or granola to top your smoothie bowl with.
How to make:
- Place all of the above ingredients in a blender and blend until it reaches an ice-cream-like consistancy.
- Scoop the mixture into a breakfast bowl and top with your choice of fresh fruit, granola and/or toasted nuts.
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A little bit of sunshine in a glass, that is what you will have when you make yourself this banana and paw-paw smoothie.
So lately I have been feeling a little glum. I think my winter-blues have finally caught up with me and I knew this morning that it was time to take action. So I went for a 5km run and the exercise seriously put me in the mood for a healthy breakfast with nutritious ingredients that will be good for my body and mind, therefore I whipped out my blender and a few minutes later I was sipping this silky smoothie that is packed with banana, paw-paw, greek yoghurt, and chia seeds. Sitting in the sun, enjoying my post-workout breakfast, with Sir Henry Samoosakat, (our Maincoon cat) was just what the docter ordered, I instantly felt my mood lift.
The good news is that bananas are high in fibre, potassium and vitamin B6 while paw-paws are packed with its fair share of fibre, vitamin C and anti-oxidants. Mix in the greek yoghurt that is full of protein and chia seeds loaded with omega 3 fatty acids and you can’t go wrong. Now I ask you, who wants to eat a bowl of commercial, sugary cereal when you can pack such a mean, healthy, creamy punch for your body in one go?
Serves 1. Takes: 5 Minutes. Very easy
You will need:
- 1/2 small paw-paw
- 1 small banana
- 1/2 cup Greek yoghurt
- 1 cup of water (or 1/2 water, 1/2 ice)
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence
- 1 teaspoon honey (optional)
- 1 Tbsp chia seeds
What you need to do:
- Add everything to a blender and blend until silky smooth and creamy.
- Pour into a glass and garnish with some chia seeds if desired.
If you enjoyed this post also have a look at my Warm Pumpkin Pie Breakfast Smoothie
Does the thought of drinking an icy cold smoothy on a July winter morning leave you shivering? Want a yummy healthy breakfast that can be whipped up in a few minutes? How about a warm smoothie with soothing sweet honey, cinnamon and ginger flavours? Then give this truly comfort food for a cold midweek morning a try. This delectable drink was made as I had some left-over pumpkin from the weekend’s pumpkin soufflé. Not a bad way to get rid of left-overs, I would say.
Time: Less than 10 minutes to prepare. Serves: One
1/2 cup of pumpkin (steamed)
1 cup unsweetened almond milk
1 tsp honey (or more if you prefer it sweeter)
1 Tbsp peanut butter
1/2 tsp ginger
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp vanilla essence
- Place everything into a blender jug and blend untill smooth and frothy
- Add mixture to a small sauce pan and gently heat through without boiling.
- Pour into your favourite large mug and enjoy with a sprinkle of cinnamon.