Recipe from Feeding Little Tummies
Smoothies can be served for breakfast, or as a snack or simple meal when unwell. If you don't like to eat breakfast (which is not recommended) smoothies can be a great way to keep you going through the morning. They can be packed with goodness; nuts add protein and essential fatty acids for the brain; yogurt contributes healthy bacteria for intestinal health; and fresh fruit contain immune boosting vitamin C. This is a basic recipe, play with it to get the taste you want and using what is available in your fridge, pantry, fruit bowl or fruit trees!
Prep time 5 minutes
- 1 small handful nuts - almonds, walnuts, cashews, brazil nuts etc
- or 1 tablespoon peanut butter, tahini or other nut butter
- 2 tablespoons rolled oats (optional)
- 1 cup milk or juice
- 1/2 cup natural yogurt
- 1-2 cups soft seasonal fruit - kiwifruit, peaches, plums, pears, frozen berries
- Honey or maple syrup to sweeten if needed
Place the nuts and rolled oats into a blender or food processor and pulse until finely ground. Add the remaining ingredients and blend until smooth, about 30 seconds. Pour into 2-3 glasses.
Option Add 1 tsp spirulina powder or a handful of fresh garden greens for a green hit!
Spirulina is a super-food loaded with essential vitamins and minerals. One teaspoon of this micro algae can provide an extra boost of nutrients during times of illness and for general wellbeing. It is an excellent source of complete protein for vegetarians and vegans and contains a rare vegetable source of B12. Spirulina is available as a powder or tablets and can be purchased from health food stores.