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Weet-Bix Smoothies

March 8, 2016

We all know how hard mornings are. Running late, forget to eat breakfast, start to feel sick and then make bad food choices for the rest of the day – due to your bad start! Cue the breakfast smoothie, which has truly become the breakfast of choice for the modern era.

With breakfast touted as the most important meal of the day, smoothies tick all the boxes. Not only are they delicious and nutritious, they’re also super-easy to whip up and drink on the go. So they’re perfect for anyone living a busy lifestyle, such as time-poor professionals, frazzled mums, students, and anybody else who needs something healthy, quick and easy in the morning.

With the popularity of smoothies skyrocketing in Australia in the in the last six months, partly due to the massive interest in super-charged single serve blenders – you have no excuse not to fuel your body. These high-tech blenders aim to break down cell walls of fibrous plants and are said to be the ultimate nutrition extractors. Which means people can now get even more creative devising their ultimate smoothie to deliver maximum nutritional value.

The ideal breakfast should contain whole-grains, protein, fibre, fruit and/or vegetables. By using wholegrain cereal as the base you can then build it up using berries, milk (including whole, soy, almond or rice), then add extra nutrients with nuts, seeds and spices. Below are some easy smoothie recipes for you to try out.

weetbix 1
 Apricot, Almond & Coconut Smoothie
5 min prep. Easy to make. Makes 2 servings
Ingredients:
1 cup fresh apricots cut up (seeds removed)
1 Weet-Bix
1 tbsp almond meal
1 tbsp desiccated coconut
1 tbsp honey
1 cup of So Good Unsweetened Almond Milk
Method:
Place all ingredients in blender and blend until smoth
Pour into serving glasses.
Nutrition Information Per Serving:
Energy 700kj, 170 Cal, Protein 4g, total Fat 7g. Fat (saturated) 2g, Carbohydrate (Total) 22g, Sugars 17g, Dietary Fibre 3.2g, Sodium 69mg, Potassium 431mg, Calcium 124mg, Iron 7.9mg
 blueberry and cashew
 Blueberry And Cashew Smoothie
Ingredients:
1 cup of blueberries
1 cup unsweetened yoghurt
1 cup So Good Unsweetened Almond & Coconut Milk
1/4 Weet-Bix or 1 Gluten Free Weet-Bix
1 tbsp honey
1 cups cashews
Method:
Place all ingredients in a blender and blend till smooth
Pour into two glasses
Nutrition Information Per Serving:
Energy 1140kj, 270 Cal, Protein 9g, Total Fat 18g. Fat (saturated) 5g, Carbohydrate (Total) 20g, Sugars 13g, Dietary Fibre 3.2g, Sodium 79mg, Potassium 338mg, Calcium 174mg, Iron 2mg
weetbix 3
 Mango and Banana Smoothie
Ingredients:
1 cup Sanitarium So Good Lite Soy Milk or dairy milk
1 Weet-Bix or 1 Gluten-Free Weet-Bix
1 mango peeled and flesh chopped
1 banana chopped
Method:
Chill 2 serving glasses in freezer
Place all ingredients into a blender and blend till smooth. Pour into chilled serving glasses.
Nutrition Information Per Serving:
Energy 860kj, 209 Cal, Protein 6g, Total Fat 3g. Fat (saturated) 0.5g, Carbohydrate (Total) 40g, Sugars 31g, Dietary Fibre 6g, Sodium 110mg, Potassium 713mg, Calcium 162mg, Iron 2mg
  weetbix 2
Banana and Berrie Smoothie
Ingredients:
1/2 cup Sanitarium So Good Lite Soy Milk or Dairy Milk
1 Weet-Bix or 1 Gluten-Free Weet-Bix
1 banana chopped
1/2 cup fresh or frozen berries
Method:
Chill two serving glasses in freezer
Place all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth. Pour into cold serving glasses.
Nutrition Information Per Serving:
Energy 670kj, 160 Cal, Protein 6g, Total Fat 3g. Fat (saturated) 0.4g, Carbohydrate (Total) 20g, Sugars 31g, Dietary Fibre 3g, Sodium 104mg, Potassium 562mg, Calcium 157mg, Iron 1.7mg

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