Kate Bishop, Guest
Recipe: Very Berry Breakfast Smoothie
This is hands down my favourite breakfast smoothie. This morning I woke up nice and early, and when I saw it was warm out I decided to celebrate the dawn of summer with a very berry smoothie.
This is essentially a strawberry based smoothie, but what turns it into that Hulk colour is the key ingredient: spinach. Now, I know that spinach isn’t everyone’s go-to smoothie ingredient and could be a little off-putting, but trust me when I say, it’s a game changer. It adds a richness and depth that really complements the other ingredients and is also packed full of vitamins. I’ve tried this smoothie without the spinach and it’s just been meh.
I love smoothies because they are so quick and easy, and just so good for you. Chia seeds are full of magnesium, protein, good fats, and potassium. Oats are high in fibre and carbohydrates which keep me full for hours. Milk is rich in calcium and protein. Strawberries are extremely high in vitamin C, and bananas bring vitamin B to the table, which is really important for healthy skin, liver and eyes. Lastly, spinach is high in vitamin A which helps protect cells from free radicals.
This is basically youth in a glass.
The stuff you need
14 strawberries, frozen
1 banana peeled and frozen
1 handful of spinach
1 cup of milk
1 date, pitted
1 tablespoon chia seeds
1/4 cup of oats
How to make it
Pop the frozen fruit and milk in a blender, followed by the remaining ingredients. Blend until thick, smooth and creamy.
*Tip: If you want to make it even thicker, freeze half the milk in an ice-tray, and add it in with the other frozen ingredients. However, make sure that your blender is powerful enough before trying this.
About The Author
Kate Bishop is discovering ways of creating happiness in her daily life while practicing self-acceptance. She believes that it is often when we are most lost that we truly find ourselves. She is currently living and teaching in South Korea and blogging with her best friend, Divania. Kate blogs about the trials and tribulations of trying (mostly failing) to be an adult, healthy, delicious food, and matters of the heart. She is a child of the ocean, and has adventure in her blood. She loves visitors, so please do drop by their blog, Div and Bean Write, and say hi! Find the original recipe here, and be sure to follow Kate and Divania on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
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