Tuesday, 9 August 2011

Breakfast smoothies and shakes


Mmmmmmmmm green smoothies. Still my best breakfast ever. Except maybe celery, coriander and ginger juice which really wakes me up.......!

Anyways, we've been pretty experimental with our breakfast smoothies this last week, I have been feeling more inspired to vary things up a bit more, so thought I'd share with you the latest two creations. Obviously the chocolate one is particularly popular with the girls!

Green smoothies can be as simple as only fruit and greens or much more complex, including superfoods and protein powders like this one. This green smoothie is packed full of nutrients, and while it certainly wasn't the girls favourite breakfast smoothie, they did at least drink it! 
I really liked it though, so for adults I think it is a great way to start the day.......

Green protein smoothie (serves 2)
Ingredients:
Big bunch of chard
1 large banana
2-3 handfuls of blueberries
1 tbsp hemp seed oil
1 tbsp wheat grass powder
1 tbsp pea protein powder
about 1/4- 1/2 cup of filtered water

Method:   
Blitz everything together until you have a beautiful smoooooooth green drink!




Chocolate Vanilla breakfast shake (serves 2)
So, so popular with the girls, especially Fia, this is another really simple and quick breakfast which is not only very good for you, but you actually get to eat chocolate for breakfast! :)

Ingredients:
2 bananas
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup of coconut yoghurt
2 tbsp cocoa powder
3 tbsp grated chocolate (we use 100% pure cacao)
1-2 tbsp hemp protein powder
2 cups of Kara coconut milk (or dairy/non dairy milk of your choice)
1-2 tbsp maple syrup
4 ice cubes (optional)

Method:
As before, blitz away in a blender until smooth and creamy! You can adjust the yogurt and milk proportions to your own tastes.




















Hope this has given you some ideas for some quick and easy breakfasts!

*Updated and Veganized December 2014


2 comments:

  1. Ellie - where did you get the pea protein?
    Which do you think is better, the hemp protein or the pea? I'm desperate for good protein sources...
    :)

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  2. hey! :)

    I get this one from goodness direct:

    http://www.goodnessdirect.co.uk/cgi-local/frameset/detail/663155_Pulsin__Pea_Protein_Isolate_250g.html

    And the hemp protein also:

    http://www.goodnessdirect.co.uk/cgi-local/frameset/detail/669803_Raw_Chocolate_Co__Organic_Raw_Hemp_Protein_Powder_250g.html

    Both are great, I like the hemp more as hemp is so nutritious, but the pea has a milder flavour :)

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