For many years, I have kept my New Year’s resolution the same. I guess by far, this is the hardest goal I’ve ever tried to achieve. My doctor had warned it’s a high time that I grit my teeth, clench my fists and set my mind to it – ah, losing weight is no joke!
Okay, after all the holiday cooking and feasting, I’m starting my smoothie regime all over again.
Not much actions yet but I hope by saying this, I displayed some degree of enthusiasm towards my resolution… lol
No more watching coffee slowly drips down my Chemex – instead, now at breakfast, I’m more excited to see how my blender spins the colourful fruits and veggies into juice. Each time I slurp down the freshly blended drink, I can feel something good is going down my system. Not only it instantly energises my lethargic body, it lifts up my spirit – leaving me feeling amazingly good, even on the busy mornings.
The health of a smoothie depends on what ingredients you put in. The combinations are boundless and what I put in vary a lot. I always nag my children to eat fruits in between meals but in actual fact, I’m not a fruit person myself… lol. In this instance, I want to incorporate them in the blender as much as I can.
My smoothies are usually fruit-based with a generous dollop of yoghurt and milk.
I choose vegan milk over dairy milk because I prefer something mild and gluten-free so as not to upset my stomach in the morning. And when giving to my children, I like to make it into a dessert drink by adding in some honey. Flax and chai seeds are also some extra precious nutritious gems I would include.
Here I’m sharing – Blueberry Banana Smoothie, a great yet easy one that fondly adored by my family. Try it out yourself today!
Blueberry Banana Smoothie
For a portion for 2-3 people
Prep time 10 mins
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What You Need
200ml of unsweetened almond milk
100g of plain yoghurt
100g of frozen blueberries
1 Tbsp of honey
1 tsp of chai seeds (optional)
1- Cut banana into small pieces
After removing the skin, cut banana into small chunks with a paring knife. This can help the blender to spin easier.
2- Put all ingredients in blender
First, pour in the almond milk and follow by the yoghurt. Dump in banana and frozen blueberries too.
3- Give it a spin and serve immediately
Next, add in honey and chai seeds. Give it a spin on high speed until smooth. Pour into glasses and serve immediately. Adjust the amount of liquid depending on the thickness you prefer for your smoothie.
To enjoy the freshness, drink as soon as it’s ready.
If you’re allergic to chai seeds and honey, please omit them.
Pre-freeze your fruits instead of adding ice cubes into blender.
What do I like about this drink?
This sweet smoothie packs in plenty of nutritious ingredients. I don’t eat a variety of fruits on daily basis and I don’t like banana. But I’ve read before, it helps to reduce PMS symptoms and I want to try if it really works. Mixing banana into a glass of smoothie not only “save” me from having to eat the fruit on its own, it is also a quick and easy way to enjoy all goodness in one go. This overly satisfying smoothie no longer gives me excuses to skip breakfast – what an awesome energy booster to get me through the day!
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