The Internet is overrun with hyperbole these days, so when you read a headline like this, it’s easy to dismiss the idea altogether.
However, wind your cynicism back a little today, because this really is the World’s Best Breakfast Smoothie.
As well as being totally delicious and the work of a mere 5 minutes, this cup of gorgeousness right here is a swift kick in the health regions that we all need in the morning. This smoothie boasts around 13g of protein as well as calcium, iron, magnesium, fibre, antioxidants, potassium, healthy fats and a whole bunch of vitamins. There’s no sweetener added, as the banana takes care of that, and if you buy vanilla flavoured almond milk, everything will be that little bit more tasty. The oats provide you with a good source of slow-release energy, meaning that you’ll easily coast through to lunch without getting ravenous around 10, and they also help to regular your blood sugar, which is super important. If you go to the gym, do yoga, swim or work out in the morning, this smoothie will aid in muscle repair. If you add extra protein powders into your smoothies, this has a great combination of flavours to combat even the most unappealing of powders – and if you use Vanilla Chai or Berry Vega, get ready for the best tasting smoothie of your life!
See what I mean? Good for you AND tasty as hell!
If you want to make this as healthy as it can be, I’d recommend using home-made peanut butter. Here’s how you do that: Buy roasted peanuts. Blend in a food processor until they become peanut butter. It’s that easy, and if you buy the peanuts in bulk, it usually works out cheaper than buying a high quality pre-made equivalent.
1 cup almond milk
1 cup blueberries
1 tablespoon peanut butter
2 tablespoons oats
pinch of ground cinnamon
pinch of ground ginger
If you drink a cup of warm water with lemon as soon as you wake up, then you enjoy this smoothie, you’ll find that you start your day with a real spring in your step, and you’ll feel like a flower opening up. The lemon water will help your digestive system and your skin, and it’s always good to make sure you’re hydrated before you start your day.
Another variation on this recipe is to soak your oats in pure apple juice over night; this sweetens the smoothie more and adds a little natural sugar, but it is also delicious.
Do you love this smoothie just as much as I do? What else do you add in to customize it for your mornings? Add your suggestions to the comments below so we can all try your variations!