SELF CARE | 5 Delicious Breakfast Smoothie Recipes
Smoothies are the go-to healthy breakfast alternative here at ALULU. But I've learned the hard way (visualising a pair of shrinking pants) that it's super important to be mindful of how much is going into the blender. It's so easy to overdo the calories.
To be sure you're not overdoing things when you make your own smoothies, measure your ingredients and calculate your calories and nutrients before putting anything in the blender. That way, you know exactly what your nutritional profile will look like and can make the best decisions about what to include.
And if you’re the type of person who’s content replacing a meal with a smoothie, you may benefit from adding more of these blended beverages to your life.
MANGO ALMOND & HONEY BREAKFAST SMOOTHIE.
200ml skim milk
1/4 cup low fat natural yoghurt
1 tbs almond meal
1/2 tsp Manuka honey
Peel and chop the mango and place in a blender with skim milk, low fat natural yoghurt, almond meal, Manuka honey and a few ice cubes. Blend until smooth. Serves 1.
Energy - 265 cal
HEALTHY GREEN SMOOTHIE.
45g firm ripe avocado
1/2 ripe banana
1/2 kiwifruit, peeled and chopped
Handful baby spinach leaves
100g low fat milk yoghurt
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp honey
small handful of ice cubes
Place all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth. Serves 1.
Energy - 128 kcal
STRAWBERRY BANANA SMOOTHIE.
2 cups fresh strawberries, halved
1 banana, quartered and frozen
1/2 cup Greek yogurt
1/2 cup milk
Place all ingredients in a blender. Blend until completely smooth, then pour into a glass and garnish with fruit and mint sprigs.
Energy - 198 kcal
BANANA PEANUT BUTTER & CACOA SMOOTHIE.
AVOCADO BREAKFAST SMOOTHIE.