The smoothie buzz seems to be here to stay, we often see fad food diets and crazes come and go, but the humble smoothie addiction has endured.
The benefits are well known:
As opposed to juices they maintain the important fibres from the fruits and vegetables used.
They’re a great way to help you towards your five a day.
They’re easily adapted to include vegetables and supplements to help top up your nutrient intake.
It’s a quick and easy way to get breakfast if you usually don’t have time.
So why do I struggle so much with them? Even with a Husband that makes them religiously in his smoothie maker every morning?
Are you like me? Would you rather the extra 10 minutes in bed instead of breakfast and then regret it by 11 o’clock, when you’re hangry and on the verge of a melt down in work? Or do you miss the caffeine in your tea that a smoothie just can’t give you, but then feel guilty when you’ve hardly eaten any fruit that day?
If so, here’s a nice psuedo smoothie to ease you into the process… It only has one of your five a day, but also has oats, and a flaxseed and chia mix to help keep you full, and top up your omega 3. It’s made with full fat milk, which again keeps you full, has more nutrients and quite honestly just tastes better.
It’s kind of like having strawberry ice-cream for breakfast, but not so naughty.
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