first thing I feel in the Morning is that sense of laziness and idealism
that I can just stay in bed for that little bit longer. Sadly, with most
of us this is not the case, whether it be due to Work, Children, studies
or so forth. Here is a great smoothie recipe that will give you enough
energy to see you through till Lunch, whilst offering generous amounts
of Fibre, Slow burning Carbs and energy-boosting
Sugars. So here is is
what you will need:
one of these?]
- 1 Banana
- Handful of Blackberries
- 2-5 Strawberries
- Half a Cup of any Oat based Cereal
- 1 Cup of Milk
The amount listed should serve one person
and allow a little extra for a quick fix later on or if you are just in
thirsty for more!
The First step is to chop the Banana into segments and place them in the
blender along with the cup of Milk. Set at a low speed and leave to
blend whilst you complete the next Step.
Select a few Strawberries and wash them with water, removing the leaves
attached if not already done so. Grab a handful of Blackberries and put
both of these fruits in a cup.
Check to see that the Banana and Milk have mixed nicely together with
minimal chunks left in the mixture. Add the cup of Fruits to the Blender
and set again at a low speed. The mixture should almost immediately turn
a light Pink shade. Now does that look appetizing or what!
You could simply remove this mixture now for a light snack, or a light
breakfast before your Morning Jog or Walk, but... were going to thicken
it up a little to make it more filling and allow you to get some of the
good nutrients that are in Oats. So, pour out half a cup (you can use
the same cup as the fruits, it wont kill you!) of your favourite
Breakfast Oat-based Cereal. Oats are slow burning, which means they will
provide your body with slow releasing energy until lunch, helping you miss
those mid morning snacking craves. The amount of Oats you add is your
choice. I say half a cup, but feel free to add more if you feel you could
use the extra energy. Be careful not to overpower the taste though, or
consumption will be more of a chore than a pleasure!
Check the Mixture again, it should be nice and smooth in texture, not
too thin, and not yogurt thick. Stop the Blender and add the oats in.
Place on a low speed (this will mix the ingredients around as well as
chop them). Go and get a glass, this will be around a Pint size mix.
Once you have done that, switch the speed of the Blender up
progressively, counting 10 seconds on each speed. Stop and check the
mixture is nice and smooth, it will be thicker now the Oats are in.
Enjoy your Morning Boost Smoothie!
NOTE: This Smoothie can be made on the
night prior to drinking it to save time. Simply follow these same
instructions and place in a Fridge overnight, ready for immediate
consumption in the Morning!
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