Today’s Tip: How to make the perfect vegan breakfast smoothie
I am a vegetarian, not a vegan, and I will eat eggs and butter, particularly if they are cooked into something, but I don’t drink milk, eat yoghurt, ice cream or custard, etc. as my sinuses HATE dairy and convert it into yucky mucus within 15 minutes of eating it.
When you have a breakfast smoothie, you want it to be creamy. And that’s totally achievable without dairy products. I have made modifications and varied ingredients, but have now finally concocted what I believe is an amazing breakfast smoothie, packed full of all the essential nutrients that you need, plus antioxidants. Being low G.I means you stay fuller for longer as well. I use a ‘Magic Bullet’ to blend my ingredients, but you can use a stick blender, or a regular blender.
- 1 1/2 cups frozen raspberries (I sometimes swap blueberries instead as they pack an antioxidant punch)
- 2 small bananas (the riper, the better)
- 200 mls unsweetened almond milk
- 1/2 tsp of powdered cinnamon
- 1 tsp of ‘Nature’s Way’ Super greens (a powder, found in health food aisle- each teaspoon has the equivalent of 10 serves of veggies)
Combine ingredients and blend until smooth.
TIP: Using frozen berries makes it feel like your having a sneaky thick shake, except this is one ‘thick shake’ that is actually good for you! Guilt free. You can use frozen mixed berries, frozen peach slices, frozen mango- whatever your favourite (non citrus) fruit is, throw it in with the bananas and you have yourself a sugar free, dairy free, gluten free balanced breakfast that will keep you full and tastes delicious! (Just make sure that after you’ve eaten/drunk your smoothie that you brush your teeth thoroughly. There will be seeds etc. from the berries that can look most unattractive if left unattended!)
What’s your favourite smoothie recipe? Do you like to put dairy products in yours?