This gorgeous pink smoothie is a quick healthy breakfast in a ready-to-go drink! It's the ultimate fast food taking only moments to whizz in a blender. If you keep your freezer stocked with lots of frozen berries and tropical fruits, you're always just a couple of minutes away from being able to slurp down a delicious and nutritious drink for a little energy boost in the day.
I love having a smoothie for breakfast because it gives me energy to get through the morning without feeling sluggish and full. If you need to be really quick in the morning, it's great to put all the ingredients in a jug in the fridge overnight ready to quickly whizz in the morning and pour into a bottle to carry with you as you head out of the house. I also get a boost thinking that I've already had a good dose of fruit at the very beginning of the day!
Fruit in the freezer
I always keep bags of frozen fruit in the freezer so that even when fruits are out of season, we can always enjoy them in smoothies or homemade sorbets. It's the healthy, environmentally friendly way to enjoy out of season fruits!
Another thing I like to do to avoid waste is to store browning bananas in the freezer. It's the classic mum problem - you buy a load of bananas and they get eaten up straight away, you buy another load and no-one touches them and you watch them withering and turning brown in front of your eyes! So, whenever your bananas start to look a bit soft for eating, just chop them up and put them in a bag in the freezer and use in smoothies instead! (also great for making vegan ice creams - I'll do a separate post about that another day!).
How can you adapt this smoothie recipe?
My kids like to choose which fruits to put into their smoothies and then I usually add a dollop of nut butter (unless they are taking the smoothie to school for their lunchboxes), maybe some oats or seeds, some plant-based milk and sometimes a spoonful of maca, lucuma or baobab powder. Often I throw in some spinach leaves too - just enough to still be acceptable to the children!
Other quick breakfast ideas
For a quick nutritious start to the day, my buckwheat and coconut granola is delicious on summer mornings, or this vegan oat and chia porridge for colder winter mornings. Or my favourite is just a slice of vegan and gluten-free toast with nut butter. Check out the vegan and gluten-free breakfast category of this website for more ideas and recipes!
📖 Recipe 📖
𝗕𝗲𝗿𝗿𝘆, 𝗕𝗮𝗻𝗮𝗻𝗮 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗢𝗮𝘁 𝗦𝗺𝗼𝗼𝘁𝗵𝗶𝗲
- high speed blender
- 50 g oats
- 200 g frozen strawberries
- 100 g frozen blackberries
- 50 g frozen bananas, cut into chunks
- 1 tablespoon almond butter
- 400 ml oat milk
- 1 teaspoon lucuma powder
- 1 teaspoon date syrup
- Put all the ingredients in a high speed blender and whizz until smooth. Add water to get to the consistency you like.
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More vegan and gluten-free breakfast recipes
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