Regan and I love breakfast. It is our favourite meal of the day. We never leave the house without having had breakfast- unless we are going out to have breakfast.
We usually have bacon and eggs. Or eggs and bacon, just to mix it up. We change up the sides, like spinach or capsicum and onion etc. Or we just have it all in an omelette sometimes too.
Anyway, all this to say that we decided to change things up a bit recently. I thought Regan would need more convincing- but he got right on board and has even started making his own combinations… of BREAKFAST SMOOTHIE!
We have a few rules for breakfast, as it is the most important meal of the day.
- It needs to be filling.
- It needs to pack a nutritional punch.
- It needs to have fiber and protien.
- It needs to be energising.
- It needs to be wholesome.
- It must not be high in sugar.
- It needs to be tasty.
We kept this in mind when tailoring our recipe for the perfect breakfast smoothie, and this is what we came up with.
Handful of leafy greens (I used spinah from our garden)
A few strawberries
1/2-1 teaspoon of tumeric
1/2-1 teaspoon of spirulina
1 teaspoon of cinnamon
250mL of Kefir/Coconut milk (follow link to find out more about Kefir)
2 Tablespoons of chia swollen in water/kefir overnight (follow link to learn more about chia seeds).
It’s hard to go wrong with a smoothie, but;
Step 1. Chop up the straweberries, greens and banana. Add to the blender;
Step 2. Sprinkle the spices and spirulina on top;
Step 3. Break eggs in a separate bowl if you are worried about shell getting in the smoothie. If not, a little shell will be good for you 😉
Step 4. Add kefir or coconut milk;
Step 5. Blend it all together! The spirulina may give off a little fishy smell- but it doesn’t taste that bad.
Step 5.5. Taste it at this point, and add honey if you think it needs it.
Step 6. Add the chia seeds and serve in a cute glass.
Handy tip: If you are serving this to someone who has a vendetta against green things, add some blueberries and it should turn a nice purple colour (and taste great too!).
Breakfast is served, hardly any mess and no fuss, all for a super duper smoothie!