I’ve mentioned before that I’m not a big breakfast eater – I just simply don’t wake up starving hungry, and I’m not a big eggs and bacon fan (in fact I don’t eat bacon at all really, no joke). But the idea of breakfast I’m a fan of, and since growing a little human my appetite in the early morning has certainly increased. My usual strong latte for breakfast is these days replaced by a cup of raspberry leaf tea, perhaps some avocado on an English breakfast, maybe muesli with loads of yogurt and a banana, and lately in the cold weather I’ve been quite partial to some porridge with poached pears, cinnamon and honey. Yum. And then of course there’s the liquid breakfast, smoothies seem to be ‘The In Thing’ in breakfasts these days – they’re all over Instagram and Pinterest, chock full of things like coconut water, cacoa nibs, chia seeds and almond milk. I’m a fairly simple smoothie creator though, whatever happens to be in the pantry, fridge or freezer. Here are three creations I’ve blended up lately…
1 ripe banana, frozen in chunks
1 tablespoon raw cacao
1 tablespoon honey
1/2 cup milk
About 6-8 slices of peach (mine was canned due to the season, but fresh would be best)
1/2 cup of natural yogurt
1/4 cup almonds
1 cup frozen blueberries
1/2 cup natural yogurt
1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup oats
Simply blend all the ingredients for each smoothie together in a blender, adding in more or less milk or ice to change consistency. I find the dates with the peach a great sweetener, as with the honey in the banana. The almonds and the oats are great ‘filler-er-upperers’ too.
Do you ‘do’ smoothies for breakfast?
What do you put in yours that I should know about?
Breakfast lover or bacon hater? I know, I’m a strange cat.