Things I'm digging this week - our nutri ninja. Other things I'm digging this week - our strawberry & raspberry breakfast smoothie!
Why specifically 'breakfast smoothie'? Well I believe that there is a fine line between having a smoothie for breakfast, as a meal, and merely having a smoothie as a snack. I don't know about you, but if I just have a green smoothie for breakfast, I am starving within another hour! That's why I love to bulk up my smoothies to make them more of a meal, rather than a side snack! Usually with most smoothies, I need a side of something else like yoghurt and fruit or a piece of toast. This is fine if I'm not working because my work desk is practically in the kitchen, but if I'm out and about, I feel as though I need to plan something extra! And nobody likes extra planning!
This strawberry & raspberry breakfast smoothie is full of amazing foods including raspberries that contain antioxidants, chia that contains omega 3, fibre, protein and a number of other amazing nutrients, LSA (a mix of linseed/flax, sunflower seed and almonds) which adds extra fibre and oats that contain another source of fibre! Our strawberry & raspberry breakfast smoothie contains SO many superfoods that are all really good for you! Woohoo! Another thing I love about this smoothie, is that because its bulked up from the LSA, chia and oats, it keeps me fuller for longer! No more 'one hour post smoothie munchies'! I think that's a thing? It's certainly a thing for me!!
So happy smoothie making, and remember if you make any of our recipes, tag us on instagram #thehomecookskitchen.
PS - LSA is a blend of linseed or flax, sunflower seeds and almonds. I'm pretty sure it's an Australian thing. I haven't found it in American supermarkets yet, but made my own concoction by mixing equal parts of linseeds (or flaxseeds if you can't find them), sunflower seeds and almonds. Blend until resemble a fine meal. If you can find linseed use that because unless you have a coffee grinder, I don't seem to find that flax grounds up all that well!
Strawberry & Raspberry Breakfast Smoothie
- 10 strawberries
- 1 cup frozen raspberries
- 2 tsp honey
- 2 tsp chia seeds
- 2 tsp almond butter
- 5 ice cubes
- 3 cups almond milk depending on how thick you want it
- Place all ingredients in a blender/smoothie maker and blitz until well combined and smooth.
Join the Discussion
-What do you add to your smoothies to keep you fuller for longer?