Breakfast Power Smoothie

5 or 6 mornings a week this is how I start my day, it’s all I need for breakfast. I live with 2 others, the first one up in the morning makes the shakes for everyone else, and pops them in the fridge ready for when they get up. It’s a great system, and it feels awesome walking out of the house in the morning having already eaten 3 or 4 portions of fruit/veg.

You’d think that this wouldn’t fill you up much, but it really does, in fact barring a handful of nuts it does me until lunch.

Preparation Time:  10-15 Minutes                                                                                                             Serves:  3

Ingredients

  • 2 Bananas
  • 2 Oranges
  • 1 vine of Grapes
  • 2 Celery Stalks
  • 2 Carrots
  • 1 Green Pepper
  • A handful of Baby Leaf Spinach
  • 3 tbsp Brown linseeds, soaked over night in water
  • 3 x 25g scoops of Protein Powder, unflavoured (see below)

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Method

1. Roughly chop all the fruit and veg, adding them to the blender with the linseeds and a little water, blend for a minute until smooth.

2. Add the protein powder, blend again.

3. This should yield 2.5-3 pints

Bonus Bits

– If using whole linseeds/flaxseeds you need to soak them over night in water, this softens them, then they are in a form that can be used by the body, and they help scrape through and clean your digestive system. If you have them in the ground form, even better, you will get much more of their omega 3’s.

– The protein powder has to be unflavoured otherwise the shake can taste quite funky. I always get my protein from http://www.myprotein.com, as it’s good quality and so much cheaper than buying it on the high street.

– If you’re of the vegan persuasion there are many types of powdered protein available to you. It’s very much a matter of preference, there’s hemp protein & maca powder, but I’ve only tried pea protein which is ok, just a little grainy!

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