At the start of the year I made a resolution that I would start to take better care of myself and get fit and healthy. I have been trying to eat better and my main issue has always been breakfast. I often skip it, forget about it or grab something really unhealthy because I haven’t planned it very well.
I’ve found a lot of great healthy breakfast ideas online recently and, using those as inspiration, I started making smoothies for breakfast and I really haven’t looked back!
Our Breville Blend Active makes healthy smoothies easy to take out and about with me – on the school run or to work – and frozen and tinned fruit makes the ingredients convenient too.
Healthy breakfast smoothies are such a winning way to start the day and they definitely get my day off on the right foot. I love them.
Here are two of my favourite smoothie recipes for breakfast time – stick it in a blender and blend!
Peach and Mango Smoothie
- Half a tin of peach slices in juice, drained
- 100g frozen mango
- 120ml water
Mixed Berry & Banana Smoothie
- half a banana (approx 50g)
- 100g frozen mixed berries
- 150ml water
Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie
- a tablespoon of peanut butter
- half a banana
- 200ml milk
Apart from smoothies I often have whole wheat cereals and skimmed milk, fruit and low fat yogurt or porridge to keep me going through the day. I’ve found that if I have a good breakfast I am more likely to eat better through the day, not snack as much and have a generally healthier diet.
What are your favourite things to have for breakfast? Or are you like I was, skipping breakfast most days and just not having the time? If that’s you, grab an apple or a banana – something is definitely better than nothing.