We are back to the smoothies today! This fabulous “get the glow” food has become a way of life for all of us at home. I’m happy to report that the kids have taken to it completely, no questions asked. But then what’s not to love about a charmingly pink, delicious, thick, creamy drink that tastes like dessert? Serve in interesting glasses, bottles and kick it up a notch! 🙂
This breakfast is really a play of fruits, nuts and some seeds. You could experiment with any combination of fruits / nuts available. Do keep banana or mango as a base though, as they provide creaminess and sweetness to the drink. I don’t worry about the calories here as we do need good fats and calories from fresh, whole foods to keep us energized and nourished through the day. Its a great way to jumpstart your day, have as a post work out / after school drink or as an afternoon pick me up.
Yogurt is my choice of liquid in the smoothies. It’s a highly versatile, health promoting and therapeutic food. A valuable source of protein, essential vitamin B 12 and minerals like calcium, potassium and magnesium, its also full of immunity boosting probiotics. The proteins in yogurt are more easily digestible than the proteins in milk. This is a boon for us lactose intolerant people!
Ideally these smoothies should be consumed as soon as they are made to get the maximum benefit. But really, even if you’re having it after a few a hours, its waaaaay better than eating that bag of chips! If you do plan to have them later during the day, you could store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
Prep time: 10minutes Serves: 2
Ripe Bananas, sliced – 2
Strawberries, sliced – 150 gms
Mulberries, washed & de stemmed – 50gms
Almonds – 10
Flax seeds – 1 tbsp
Pumpkin seeds – 2 tsp
Water – 100ml
Yogurt – 150gms
5-6 ice cubes
Blitz all the ingredients ( except water) in a blender. Add enough water to get the consistency you enjoy. You can certainly add some honey to sweeten the smoothie if you wish.
Pour in a glass, stick in a colorful straw and sip slowly! 🙂