Off to an early training session and don’t want to work-out on an empty stomach? A breakfast smoothie is the ideal choice. It’s not too heavy, but jam-packed full of nutrients and energy. These fruity four are special because they all contain a base of Weet-Bix – a wholegrain cereal that will give you that extra nudge at your sport! You could also use a similar flaky wheat cereal, if you like.
We’ve all heard time and again that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and breakfast smoothies tick all the boxes. Not only are they delicious and nutritious, but they’re super-easy to whip up and drink on the go. You could even make one the night before and pop it in the fridge if you have an extra-early start and don’t want to wake up the household with a noisy blender.
Speaking of blenders, they are pretty hi-tech these days, which is probably why we have seen a huge resurgence in the popularity of smoothies over the past year. These new super-charged blenders aim to break down the cell walls of fibrous plants and are touted to be the ultimate nutrition extractors. This means you can now get even more creative devising the ultimate smoothie that delivers maximum nutritional value.
The ideal breakfast should contain whole grains, protein, fibre, fruit and/or vegetables. By using wholegrain cereal (Weet-Bix also comes gluten free) as the base you can build it up using fruit, milk (including whole, soy, almond or rice), then adding extra nutrients with nuts, seeds and spices. Yum!
Here are four delicious breakfast smoothies that leave you no excuse not to fuel your body…
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