When you start eating healthy, the breakfast habits are the hardest to change. Its the time of the day when we're often the busiest; waking up, getting the kids ready for school, getting ourselves ready for work, walking the dog and trying to leave on time. So we totally get it when you feel like there sometimes just isn't enough time to also prepare yourself a nutritious breakfast.
On these mornings, it seems so much easier not to bother and to grab a coffee and blueberry muffin to go on your way in to work instead. However, we all know this approach has us reaching for the snacks again by mid-morning. Starting the day with a high carb, processed and refined sugar loaded muffin can lead in to a downward spiral and not only cause your sugar levels to spike (meaning they have to crash back down again), but your will to bend and your commitment to healthy eating to waiver.
At Sari Foods we are firm believers that breakfast sets us up for the day (in fact, we believe that 2 breakfasts sets us up for the day but we'll come to that another time) and a hearty smoothie is the best way to begin, cramming a whole lot of goodness into just one cup it can get you on track for a day ahead of healthy eating.
To entice you in to agreement with this way of thinking we have created a blueberry muffin smoothie which the whole family will love - they'll even be asking for seconds! So whip up a batch and give them all a flask to take on their way.
With protein from the almond milk to keep you full until lunch, 2 portions of fruit, maca and a boost of Natural Vitamin C from Acerola Cherries to increase your energy levels, you're sure to feel satisfied and energized for the day. So be kind to yourself and take some of the pressure of with this tasty blend!
Ingredients: serves 1
1 large frozen banana
1/2 cup blueberries
1 cup almond milk
1 tsp Maca Powder
1 tsp Vanilla extract
Combine the ingredients in a blender. Blend until smooth. If needed, add more almond milk or water to achieve a smooth consistency.
Taste the smoothie and add more cinnamon and/or vanilla extract as desired. Enjoy!