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Thursday, 9 February 2017

Power berry breakfast smoothies

Why is the weekend not here yet? I properly need it this week - I'm not ill but I'm just not at my best, if you know what I mean? When I feel this way I try to desperately cram as many vitamins in me as possible to stave off cold sores and colds, sort of like an emergency last minute plan haha. These smoothies are a great start and full of the good stuff.


I've been making and loving these berry smoothies so I thought I would share them. They're really quick and easy because I'm lazy and poor haha. I've got one of those knock offs of the nutri-blender from Aldi/Lidl (I can't remember which) and I'd really recommend it. If I had to make this in a regular blender I'm not sure I could motivate myself because cleaning them can be such a faff. The bullet blenders are really quick to clean so that helps.

So first thing's first. We're going to use about half a portion of oats. For a rough guide it should be around a quarter of a mug:


Now put that in the blender while you measure out an equal amount of probiotic plain yoghurt. Make sure you get the probiotic kind because we want as much goodness in the smoothie as possible. Also probiotic yoghurt can help you lose weight (if that's what you want) by helping your body break down food so I use this type above regular yoghurt as much as I can. I suppose you could use a flavoured one but plain works well.


We want to add a similar amount again of frozen mixed berries. Buy them frozen because it's so much cheaper. I got mine from the supermarket and they only cost a few pounds for loads. Add them to the blender along with a bit of the melted berry juice in the bag:


Delicious! I had mixed raspberries, blackberries, strawberries, red currants and blueberries in mine but it would work with whatever fruit mix you like best.

Scrape that all into the blender and add a good squeeze of honey (about 1 tablespoon). Probably that fancy Manuka honey would be best but bloody hell it's expensive so here I am on morrisons savers haha.

My blender has a mark on for 350ml which is essentially a glass full so add a little bit of milk, water or orange juice if  you need a bit more liquid to get it up to that mark.

Blitz:


Beautiful, pink and glossy.  I like to have bits in mine so I don't blend it for that long. It makes me feel a little healthier if I can tell there are fruit chunks in there haha. The frozen fruit chills the smoothie so it's perfect to have right away. Usually I drizzle a bit of berry juice on top because it just makes it look a bit more interesting (aka nice for the instagram haha).


Now you've been so well behaved it means at the weekend you can chow down on things like this...


or...my beetroot brownies...


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