Busy mornings through the week are a reality for most of us and it’s very easy to let breakfast slide. But those days never turn out to be as smooth and easy as the days in which you’ve had a nourishing breakfast to give you a boost. We’ve found smoothies to be the perfect, quick, easy and fun solution.
Creating smoothies that are packed with fruit, fibre and flavor actually adds a bit of brightness and color to the grey monsoon mornings. Chop up some fruit, toss them in the blender with some yogurt and blend to make pretty pastel colored drinks that leave you feeling refreshed and energised. It’s something else,
We’ve been experimenting and gulping down some pretty crazy concoctions that you’ve got to try. (All measures for 1 serving)
Peach and Mango Smoothie
As mango season ends and peaches are in the full season right now, blend together one of the last few mangoes of the season and one peach with 3/4 cup yogurt, a little milk and a little sweetener if needed. We love a splash of maple syrup or honey instead of sugar.
Apple and Spinach Smoothie
Green smoothies are all the rage amongst Clean-Eating-Health-Nuts and with good reason. Adding fresh Spinach to a fruit smoothie adds a green, grassy taste that feels like you’re drinking sunshine. You’ll feel like you’ve done your body a favor. A small handful of spinach, an apple, 3/4 cup yogurt and a splash of milk blended together with a pinch of salt and a tiny bit of honey if needed.
Papaya and Banana Smoothie
Now both these fruits aren’t loved as much as they should be but they’re packed with vitamins and potassium and so good for you. This drink is so smooth and luxurious, it’s like sipping on a cloud. Blend together 1/2 a small Papaya, 1 small banana, 1/2 cup yogurt and 1/2 cup milk.
All these smoothies can be tweaked endlessly to make them more indulgent or healthier or more filling or just more you. Add spices like cinnamon or cloves or even a little chili if you like the kick. You can add flax seed or oats or even psyllium husks to bulk up the smoothie and make them even better for you. Add coconut water instead of milk to make it a more hydrating drink. Add nuts for protein, or peanut butter to add protein and indulgence. Freeze the fruit before blending if you like your drink to taste like an icy treat rather than a liquid breakfast.
The possibilities are endless.