Breakfast smoothie

What can I do for breakfast tomorrow? Now, this is the question that pops on your mind every night. Deciding what is for breakfast is a tedious task, especially on a busy morning. For such situations the breakfast smoothie is a go-to option.

A smoothie packed with protein, fiber provides energy though all your morning hustles and keeps you full until lunch. It is really easy to make and also a better way to sneak in all the fruits or vegetables for a healthy yet tasty breakfast. Even kids enjoy them as they are super tasty.

I have shared two yummy smoothie recipes here- The chocolate-peanut butter protein smoothie and Vanilla-mixed berry smoothie.

Ok, so let me discuss the breakdown of the smoothie ingredients.

  • Oats: Use old-fashioned oats- rolled oats or steel cut oats. I prefer rolled oats as it is easy to blend when compared to steel cut oats. They provide fiber and protein to keep you all full for a looong time. Instead of using raw oats directly, you can also add it as oatmeal.
  • Nut butters: Nut butters are a source of protein and they also provide the essential fats. Any nut butters can be added to a smoothie- almond butter, cashew butter, peanut butter, etc.
  • Liquid: This is your personal preference and the amount depends on how thick you want your smoothie to be. Milk can be used, or skimmed milk for all the weight watchers. You can also use nut milk or soy milk for a vegan option. Not a fan of milk? That’s fine, you can also add water to it.
  • Protein powder: Whey protein can be used to add that extra protein to your drink. For a vegan option, you can also use plant protein powders. Again, this is completely optional.
  • Seeds: Chia seeds, flax seeds and hemp seeds all these provide fiber and they are an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids. They are also rich in antioxidants. A tablespoon of these would do so much good.
  • Berries: Why would I include them in my smoothie? For number one, they are delicious and also they are nutritious too. They are loaded with antioxidants, are high in fiber and they provide many nutrients. So why avoid them when they are nutritious as well as delicious.
  • Greek yogurt: While still watching your calorie intake, you can still feel full with greek yogurt. They contain calcium, iodine, potassium and not to forget- protein. All these for fewer calories! Best option right!
  • Banana: High in potassium and low in sodium, also has vitamins and aids in the digestion. This is again optional, but it can be added to make the smoothie thicker.
  • Other flavoring agents: I have used vanilla extract for the added flavor. This is completely optional and can be skipped too. You can also use cinnamon for that extra punch!

Make sure to freeze the berries and bananas to make a thick smoothie. Alternatively, you can also add ice cubes while blending. Even that would do the trick.

So, apart from what I have used you can also add spinach to include the greens into your diet and also any other fruits or vegetables can be added. There are lots of more smoothie recipes to come to make the mornings of all the women a bit easier.

A working women, a homemaker or women in any role for that matter, our mornings are always busy. So, this is a quick, tasty and a healthy breakfast option for all the women out there. Wishing all the women a Happy International Women’s Day! Take care of yourselves! Be proud to be a woman!

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Chocolate-peanut butter smoothie

Abhipriya Raghav
A protein packed smoothie with chocolate and peanut butter.
Total Time 5 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 1 people

Ingredients
  

  • 1/4 cup rolled oats
  • 1 medium-sized frozen banana, cut into pieces
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 scoop chocolate whey protein
  • 1 cup milk

Instructions
 

  • Add the oats, banana, peanut butter, cocoa powder, whey and milk to a powerful blender. Blend until smooth.

Notes

  • Add the ingredients to the blender, in the same order as mentioned. Adding liquid at last helps to incorporate it with all the other ingredients.
  • Adding cocoa powder is for the extra chocolatey flavor.
  • You can also add cinnamon if you want to.
Keyword banana, chocolate, milk, oats, peanut butter, protein, whey

Vanilla-mixed berry smoothie

Abhipriya Raghav
A breakfast smoothie with mixed berries and vanilla yogurt.
Total Time 5 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 1 people

Ingredients
  

  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 medium-sized frozen banana, cut into pieces
  • 2 cups frozen mixed berries
  • 1/4 cup vanilla greek yogurt
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup milk

Instructions
 

  • Add the chia seeds, banana, mixed berries, vanilla extract, greek yogurt and milk to a powerful blender. Blend until smooth.

Notes

  • Add the ingredients to the blender, in the same order as mentioned. Adding liquid at last helps to incorporate it with all the other ingredients.
  • Adding vanilla extract is for the extra vanilla flavor.
  • You can add any sweetener like honey, maple syrup, stevia, jaggery, etc if you want some sweetness.
Keyword banana, berries, chia seeds, greek yogurt, milk, protein, vanilla

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