As far as I can remember, I’ve always eaten fairly well, rarely skipped any meal, snacked mindfully. But I was quite an indifferent breakfast eater….a bowl of cereal, some toast, a piece of fruit. Just anything that came my way. Thankfully those days are long gone and done with. All it took was this blender to change my breakfast ritual…
Now I wake up looking forward to make and eat something healthy. In the warmer months, I am hooked on to smoothies! It’s an incredible feeling to start the day by feeding your body some amazing foods first thing in the morning. I feel energized, well nourished and less inclined to eat those cookies at 10am!
Smoothies are a wonderful way to get a great boost of nutrients in one go. And it takes what 5 – 10 minutes? If you’re really pressed for time, you could do the prep the night before. Just chop up your fruits and stick them in the freezer. In the morning, just blitz everything together.
So what’s wheatgrass doing in the smoothie? Well for one, its simply bursting with antioxidants, fiber, vitamins, amino acids, chlorophyll, enzymes. It contains about 30 enzymes. These enhance digestion, purify our blood and help in overall healthy functioning of our body. It is rejuvenating, alkalizing and detoxifying. While adding this is not essential to the recipe, I like that it powers up my smoothie further.
I will be doing a series of Breakfast Smoothies this summer so do watch this space!
Prep time : 10 minutes Serves : 2
Ripe Bananas, sliced – 2 ( I froze the sliced bananas night before)
Green grapes – 100gms ( I froze the grapes night before)
Apple, diced – 1 big
Yogurt – 150gms
Wheat grass powder – 1 tsp
Sunflower seeds – 2 tsp
Flax seeds – 2 tsp
Almonds – 10
Water – 100ml
Granola, Cocoa nibs (optional) for topping
Combine all the ingredients ( except the water) in a blender and blitz until smooth. Add water to thin consistency to your liking. You can certainly add some honey to sweeten the smoothie if you wish.
I love my smoothie super thick, topped with lots of my homemade granola!