A Liquid Breakfast Is Best

What would you prefer; to eat 2 bowlfuls of raw fruit and veg every morning or to sip the same amount slowly in a yummy smoothie? I know my answer, drink it every time! 

Here’s some easy recipes for morning smoothies that I rotate throughout the week. Simply sip them slowly through the morning at work and they’ll keep you full until lunchtime. They’re brimming with natural fruit sugars, vitamins, iron and healthy fats, everything you need for a nutritious start to the day.

1) The Green One

Ideal if you’re feeling a bit tired or under the weather

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½ cup blueberries

1 cup broccoli

1 cup cucumber

1 cup celery

1 cup spinach or kale

1 tsp each of chia seeds and linseed

2 tsp flaxseed

½ cup unsweetened almond milk

½ cup water or coconut water

Juice of half a lemon

2) The Protein One

Ideal for days that you workout in the mornings or during the day

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2 x scoops or 50g of your preferred protein powder (I use Phd Diet Whey Vanilla Creme)

½ banana

½ cup blueberries 

1 cup almond milk

½ cup water

1 tsp each chia seeds and linseed

2 tsp flaxseed

3) The Fruity One

Ideal for days when you can’t quite face the green one…. 

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½ banana

1 cup mixed berries 

½ mango or papapya

1 cup spinach

½ cup almond milk

½ cup coconut water or water

1 tsp each chia seeds and linseed

2 tsp flaxseed

Other things you can add to each of these to change things up a bit include:

– oats

– agave syrup

– herbs (parsley or mint)

– yoghurt (I prefer St Helens Farm goats milk yoghurt)

– seeds or nuts (try toasting these first, they add a great flavour)

.Let me know if you try these and if you have any other recipes!  

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itsthetinythings:

Sometimes you just have to accept that you don’t have time to make your morning smoothie look pretty… ½ frozen banana
½ cup frozen mango
¼ cup frozen blueberries
1 tsp chia seeds
1 cup water
2 big handfuls spring greens
½ lemon squeezed
#juice #smoothie #alkaline #alkalinediet #greens #supergreens #weightloss #fitness #fitspo #cleanse #detox #breakfast #paleo #primal #instafit #progress #goals (at Shoreditch)

Rise and Shine Breakfast Recipes

One of the biggest things I’ve learnt over the last few months is the importance of having a good breakfast every day. It kickstarts your metabolism after 12 hours of not eating, it wakes your brain up and it gives you the energy to get through the morning. I can’t function without breakfast these days!

Here are 4 of my favourite recipes, all under 350 calories…

1) Bircher Muesli

– 50g gluten free oats

– 1 x grated apple

– Splash of apple juice

– ½ cup fat-free natural yogurt

– Fruit to serve

Mix the oats, grated apple, apple juice and yogurt together in a bowl, cover and place in the fridge overnight. In the morning add whatever fruit you prefer and serve.

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2) Simple Fruity Oats

– 25g gluten free oats

– ½ cup fat-free natural yogurt

– ½ grapefruit (or 1 cup of the fruit of your choice)

Mix together all of the ingredients and devour.

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3) Quick Berry Oatmeal

– 25g gluten free oats

– ½ cup frozen berries

– Teaspoon of cinnamon

– Teaspoon of agave syrup (to serve)

Mix the oats, berries and cinnamon together with enough water to make the mixture runny. Microwave for 1:30, squeeze on the agave syrup and enjoy.

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4) 3 Ingredient Pancakes 

– 1 x ripe banana

– 2 x medium eggs

– ¼ cup berries

– Teaspoon of cinnamon (to serve)

– Teaspoon of agave syrup (to serve)

– 2 x rashers turkey bacon

Mix the banana and eggs into a lumpy batter and stir in the berries. Cook like a normal pancake in a greased pan (I use 1 cal olive oil spray), flipping only when the top side starts to cook as well. At the same time grill the turkey bacon. Serve sprinkled with cinnamon and agave syrup. 

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