Change 4 Life Challenge- Tuesday
January 9, 2013
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Breakfast- Forest Fruit Smoothie
This super easy smoothie is already a staple breakfast for me and is just as quick as toast and butter but a much healthier start to the day. The preparation time states 6 minutes but I did it much quicker than that.
I used frozen forest fruits because that’s what the recipe said but it works well with any fruit, frozen or fresh. I often use frozen raspberries or fresh mango or sometimes just banana on its own.
Frozen fruits are great in smoothies because they are already cold and add a different texture. I like the addition of the yogurt but it is optional so entirely up to you. It’s sometimes nice to add a bit of fruit juice too if you don’t fancy it too milky.
I do my best to eat my 5 a day and this is a really good way of getting there and all before 9am! I had this with muesli but I could have just as easily enjoyed double the quantity with anything else.
I had mine with muesli but it would be fine on its own
Recipe- serves 4
157 calories per portion, 6 minutes prep time, 1 minute cooking time.
1 large banana
150g frozen forest fruits
150g low-fat natural yogurt (optional)
750ml semi-skimmed or 1% fat milk
What to do:
1. Slice the banana into a blender and add the frozen fruit (no need to thaw it first).
2. Add the low-fat yogurt and milk.
3. Blend together for 15-20 seconds, then pour into 4 glasses. Enjoy straightaway, with your cereal or wholemeal toast.
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