Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Blueberry Banana Almond Milk Smoothie


Blueberry Banana Almond Milk Smoothie

Photo Courtesy: LearningLark
I was used to eating the traditional breakfast items like bacon and eggs until I got hooked on smoothies and boy did I get hooked. I almost always have either a smoothie or multiple raw fruits for my breakfasts now. I really just think they are a great way to start your day. They are very filling, energizing and they even taste terrific!  Not to mention the fact that anyone with a blender can make these in a jiffy! Think about it, you can package the fruit in smoothie sized portions in sandwich bags and just take them out in the morning and throw it in the blender and you have a wonderful, healthy, on the go breakfast!

For some reason people think that items like toast and cereal are the way to go, when in fact many people purchase low cost bread and has had nutrients stripped and many people also buy sugar loaded cereals which totally depletes the purpose of trying to eat anything healthy. Yes, smoothies doe have sugar as well, but it's all natural baby and in my opinion 9 times out of 10 all natural is the way to go.

There is just so many options when it comes to smoothies it's almost endless. For added nutrition you can always add things like oats, flax seeds, chia seeds, or even almond better. These ingredients help to give you a good dose of the healthy omega-3 fatty acids and good amounts of protein and vitamins as well! Many of these seeds are high in fiber content and expand after you chew them up and swallow them. This helps to have you feeling full longer and snacking less! Some people just eat the chia seeds plain when they feel hunger coming but personally I prefer them in my smoothies. 


  • 1 banana - ripe
  • 1/2 cup blueberries
  • 1/2 cup ice
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 tablespoon flax seeds
  • 1 tablespoon oats
  • 1 tablespoon almond butter

Servings: 1


Place all the ingredients in the blender together and blend until smooth which will be approximately 30-50 seconds of blending. Some people like to blend less and have more chunks and if you prefer chunkier fruit I suggest you use the ice water vs ice so your not chewing ice with you blueberries, unless that is your kind of thing. Enjoy! 

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