Breakfast Smoothie: Very Berry Brekkie To Go Go

I was feeling a bit guilty about yesterday’s Magnum Indulgence, so I had this for breakfast this morning…

My own Brekkie to go go

It’s my answer to Boost Juice’s Brekkie To Go Go, except it’s like a fusion with All Berry Bang, sort of…

What’s in it:

  • 1 frozen banana
  • 5 strawberries
  • 8 blackberries
  • 8 raspberries
  • 5 Red Globe grapes
  • 3 tbsp rolled oats
  • 200 ml Farm Fresh yoghurt drink with probiotic (50million CFU live cultures)
  • 200 ml yoplait mango yoghurt
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon honey

When you’re on an aeroplane, those safety messages always tell you to take care of yourself first before attending to your children. The same goes for eating well. I think a lot of mothers are guilty of making sure their little ones eat well and then scoffing down anything within reach to keep the hunger pangs at bay so this one’s for all the busy mothers out there – don’t forget to look after your health. Remember, children learn a lot from watching so make sure they see that you are eating well, too.

Aristotle’s not really a fan of oatmeal, but I reckon this one would have passed his taste test. The trickiest part about oatmeal smoothies is passing the textural test because oatmeal makes the end result quite gritty. Try not to add too much.

Nutritional Information

Cinnamon:

  • Some of the confirmed effects of cinnamon are as a sedative for smooth muscle, circulatory stimulant, carminative, digestant, anticonvulsant, diaphoretic, diuretic, antibiotic, and antiulcerative.
  • Unique healing abilities come from three basic components in the essential oils found in its bark

Honey:

  • source of riboflavin and vitamin B6, iron and manganese
  • darker honey sources are a rich source of flavanoids (antioxidants)
  • propolis (unfortunately it is usually lost during processing) is protective against germs and cancer

Probiotics and Live Cultures:

  • helps to replace the good bacteria in the intestine that may be lost during the normal course of wear and tear, and antibiotic consumption
  • do not consume if you are pregnant, lactating, or have a suppressed immune system

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