Breakfast has been an almost lifelong struggle for me. I have trouble chewing and swallowing that early in the day. My stomach doesn’t respond well to a large breakfast either. And it all just takes too much effort.
That’s why I like to start my day with a quick, healthy smoothie. The way I make them, they provide me with two portions of fruit, and a lot of fibres and healthy fats.
- 1 banana
- 1 other fruit
- 3 tbsp gluten free oats
- 1 tbsp nuts
- 1 tsp chia seeds
- 1 tsp mixed seeds
- ½ cup dairy free yogurt
- ½ cup water (more if needed)
Wash or peel and cube or slice fruit.
Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until the smoothie has reached the desired consistency. Depending on which other fruit you used, you may want to add more water. Or, if using very juicy fruit, like grapes, you might want to use less water.
Don’t have a blender or don’t want to deal with the cleanup of your blender? Chuck the ingredients in a jug and use your immersion blender. This is my preferred method, as cleanup is much quicker and easier.