Crunchy Breakfast Smoothie

 

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As you may have seen, there are a lot of smoothie recipes out there in the world. They are one of the easiest ‘meals’ and you can throw it together in a matter of minutes. Packed full of nutrients, and just so tasty! They’re the perfect vehicle for adding adding any food supplements you require, and for contributing to your five a day. Our Crunchy Smoothie recipe is a great way to start your day when you’re pushed for time-it’s a breakfast in a glass!

 

Here are our tips for making really good smoothies:

  1. Use an equal portion of fruit to liquid
  2. Use a maximum of three types of fruit, to retain the individual flavours
  3. Add vegetables-this is an easy and delicious way to eat the rainbow
  4. When using citrus fruit, squeeze the fruit first and use only the juice (the pith and pips will make the smoothie bitter as well as giving an unpleasant texture)
  5. Add frozen fruit. Bananas work particularly well-they’re perfect for a slushy, frozen smoothie. Simply peel the banana, cut into chunks, and pop in a sealable freezer bag
  6. Prepare and drink smoothies fresh; if they’re allowed to sit, they lose their nutritional goodness (you will notice that their colour fades).

 

Serves: 2

Preparation time: 5-10 minutes

Vegetarian

Ingredients:

  • 200ml semi-skimmed milk
  • 3 tablespoons low fat natural yoghurt
  • 1 banana, peeled and cut into chunks
  • 120g strawberries, hulled
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 80g granola or museli.

The techniques for creating any smoothie recipe is the same: place all the ingredients in a blender, and process until it reaches the desired  texture.

This recipe was taken from Jennifer Irvine’s ‘The Balance Diet’. Available to buy here.