I never understood people who say they aren’t hungry in the morning and that’s why they ditch breakfast. It’s been about 12 hours since your last meal! How can you not be hungry?
As you can probably tell, I like breakfast. In contrast to the breakfast-skippers, I feel the need to fuel my body with food before starting my day. However, I do like saving some time in the morning, which is why breakfast smoothies are a great and quick option.
It’s important to choose ingredients that will not only give your body lots of energy, but also keep you feeling somewhat full until lunch comes around. The two main nutrients your smoothie needs in order to be filling are fibre and protein.
These five smoothie recipes are yummy, rich, and will satisfy your hunger in the morning. Feel free to add protein powder or superfoods like spirulina to any of them for that extra health kick. Simply blend all ingredients until you achieve a smooth texture and enjoy!
Cashew Kick: 1 handful of cashews, 1 frozen banana, 1 cup skim milk, 2 pitted dates.
Chia Berry Boost: 1 cup frozen mixed berries, 1/2 cup unsweetened pomegranate juice, 1/2 cup water, 1/2 tbsp chia seeds.
Apple & Oats Smoothie: 2 small apples (peeled, cored, cubed), 1/2 cup rolled oats, 1 1/2 cup almond milk, 1 tsp honey or agave, 1/4 tsp cinnamon.
Green Cocoa Smoothie: 1/2 cup kale, 2 dates, 1 small frozen banana, 3 ice cubes, 1 tsp unsweetened cocoa powder, 1 cup coconut milk.
Peanut Butter Bliss: 1/2 cup low fat milk, 1/2 cup Greek yoghurt, 1/2 cup soaked oats, 1 tbsp organic peanut butter, 1 frozen banana, 1 tbsp hemp seeds, 1 tsp vanilla extract.
Image via zomt.com.au