Smoothies are a great breakfast option if you often find yourself in a rush or just don’t really like sitting down with a traditional bowl of cereal or porridge. All you have to do is put all the ingredients in a blender for a few seconds and you’ve got an easy to eat, nutritious meal.
I love using yoghurt as base to give a creamy texture, and by mixing up the fruit you add you can have endless combinations. For this one I used blueberries and strawberries as they are in season. I used frozen strawberries to keep the smoothies cold but I also find that keeping them pre-chopped in the freezer is a good idea because they last longer (berries can go off so fast) and you’ll always have some on hand for smoothies.
To boost the nutritional value I added in some Linwoods Milled Flaxseed and Goji Berry which is a great source of anti-oxidants, vitamins, Omega 3, fibre, zinc and iron all of which are great for helping your immune system fight off colds and flus.
To add a bit of extra natural sweetness I added in a sprinkle of cinnamon, which also helps control blood glucose levels, and honey which has anti-bacterial properties.
Berry Flaxseed Breakfast Smoothie
- 160g Greek Yoghurt
- 1 tablespoon (13g) Linwoods Milled Flaxseed and Goji Berry
- 50g Frozen Strawberries
- 30g Blueberries
- Sprinkle of Cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon of Honey (can use more or less depending on how sweet you like it).
- Simply blend all the ingredients together in a Nutribullet or blender until smooth.
This is probably one of the simplest recipes I have but usually the simpler something is the better!
Give it a go and if you like it then let me know by tweeting me (@aisling_harris), Facebooking me, tagging me on Instagram (@the_superfit_foodie) or sending me a Snapchat (superfitfoodie).
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