Power Mornings – Breakfast smoothies

20140802-071925-26365063.jpg*disclaimer – I am not a nutritionist.

 

So recently we’ve equipped ourselves with a Shake and Take, and trust me when I say its a wonderful invention. Essentially, it does as its name says, you make a shake and you take it with you immediately!

And its been working really great so far. Give me a week or two more, and I’ll probably write about this wonderful device.

 

The office has since been bitten by the juice bug. Having tried the 3 day cleanse by Rejuicenate, and the morning and night drinks from Lucky You, we were convinced, we can do this on our own… for breakfast at least.

 

Thus, the few recipes from the test week. The ingredients picked had to be easily accessible to anyone, though there were some ingredients that were initial investments (like cacao nibs in the first recipe). So don’t expect to see Kale anywhere.

All recipes are based on a volume of 600mL

20140802-071926-26366140.jpg1. Power Blueberry and Cacao

1/2 Punnet of blueberries

200 grams Blueberry Yogurt

1 tbsp Cacao Nibs

100 mL non fat chocolate milk (feel free to replace this with a chocolate nut milk)

1 tbsp chia seeds

2 frozen Bananas

BLEND.

 

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2. Spiced Oat Smoothie

250 mL non fat milk

1 large apple

2 tbsp cinnamon powder

1 tbsp ginger powder

2 tbsp honey

30 grams or more of oats (depending on your desired thickness)

 

BLEND

 

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 3. Green Friday Smoothie

1 Cup raw spinach

1 and 1/2 golden kiwis

5 strawberries

60mL water

2 tbsp honey

 

BLEND

20140802-071928-26368378.jpgAny suggestions for recipes to try out? Comment below.

 

T.

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