Banana-Berry Breakfast Smoothie

Smoothie: A thick, smooth drink of fresh fruit pureed with milk, yoghurt or ice-cream.

That is how it is defined by the Oxford Dictionary.  But in modern-day society, it is so much more than a “drink”.

The smoothie is almost indisputable in it’s position at the top of the ‘healthy breakfast’ menu.  However, what we sometimes forget to grasp in our attempt to secure a healthy diet, is that a smoothie has to be the right smoothie for the right person.

Before I share my recipe with you, I want to make one thing very clear: I am in no way, shape or form an expert on nutrition.  But I have done enough research to have a remedial grasp on some basic concepts, and an understanding about what works well for MY body.

Today I thought I would share with you a favourite recipe of mine that I regularly call upon for breakfast.  It is a simple recipe, with only five ingredients, and is perfect for those of us who are on a schedule.  It not only tastes delicious, but is incredibly filling and gets me energised for my day ahead.

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 large ripe banana
  • 1 cup mixed berries
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 2 tablespoons greek unsweetened yoghurt
  • 1/2 cup ice cubes
  1. Slice up the banana and place into a blender, along with all the other ingredients.
  2. Blend the ingredients together until they are well-combined.
  3. Pour into a tall glass and enjoy!

thumb_IMG_1978_1024I hope you give this recipe a try!  It would be the perfect start to any day.  If you do, please drop me a comment and let me know how you liked it.  If you would like to try the vegan option, just substitute in coconut yoghurt!

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Until next time,

Lizzie x

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