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.
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
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