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Blueberry Banana Smoothie

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.
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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
1 banana
100g of frozen blueberries
1 Tbsp of honey
1 tsp of chai seeds (optional)

Instructions

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.   DSC_1961

2- Put all ingredients in blender

First, pour in the almond milk and follow by the yoghurt. Dump in banana and frozen blueberries too. bluesmoothie2

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.
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Notes

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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