If you are not too keen on eating at breakfast time try Breakfast Smoothies instead. Smoothies can be a healthy way to start your day by providing you with essential energy and nutrients.
People who skip breakfast are likely to have more problems with concentration, metabolism, and weight than those who don’t and eating the right food at breakfast can improve your performance, body function and mood through the day. Smoothies can provide a healthy and easy to eat alternative to skipping breakfast, which you know you shouldn’t do.
Vanilla Coffee Smoothie
Perfect for the summer! If you have an espresso machine use it with your smoothies, if not replace the shot of espresso with 2 tsp of ground instant coffee.
- 6 Ice Cubes
- 1 Shot Espresso, chilled
- 150g of Greek Natural Yoghurt 0% Fat
- 3ml Vanilla Essence
- 1 tsp Honey
Crush the ice cubes in a blender using the ice crushing function. Pour the crushed ice into a glass. Add the espresso, yoghurt, vanilla essence, and honey together and blend to a thick and creamy consistency. Pour over the crushed ice. Sprinkle with the cinnamon.
For the non coffee lover this simple smoothie is healthy and tasty.
- 200g Strawberries
- 200ml Skimmed Milk
- 50g Natural Yoghurt 0% Fat
- 1 tsp Vanilla or Almond Essence
- 4 Ice Cubes
Pour all ingredients into the blender and blend until smooth. Poor into a glass.
Berries have a lot of nutrients while being relatively low in calories. Coupled with healthy proteins from milk and yoghurt, they make for a healthy, nutritious and tasty morning smoothie.
Banana Coffee Smoothie
The bananas in this recipe are full of energy and the coffee will give you that little kick start in the morning!
- 1 Banana
- 150g of Greek or Natural Yoghurt 0% Fat
- 2 tsp of Ground Instant Coffee
- ¼ tsp cinnamon
- 6 Ice Cubes
Place all ingredients except the ice cubes into a blender and blend. Add the ice cubes a few at a time and blend until smooth.
Poor into a glass and dust with cinnamon.
There you have it! Simple to prepare, nutritious, healthy but of course tasty recipes to get you started in the day.
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