Here I wanted to share with you all my breakfast smoothies, so that they are readily available to help you to start your day.
Just a few notes about my smoothies recipes
I use natural ingredients
No protein powders or chemical types of sugar
All work as breakfast meal replacements (they are too rich to drink as ‘normal’ smoothies)
Most are gluten and dairy free or have an option to substitute ingredients
Make one large glass (for 1 person or two smaller glasses for 2 people if you have a smaller appetite)
Most are suitable for Low-FODMAP diets, which means that they are gentle on our stomach and can be easily digested. If you never heard of FODMAPS, don’t worry, the smoothies are perfectly balanced, so that anyone can drink them, they just have less sugar in them and use ingredients that are low in the wrong kind of sugar and fructose.
Most include oatmeal, rice flakes or pudding rice or potatoes as a base (to fill you up)
To help to digest your smoothie, I recommend that you first soften the oatmeal, rice flakes or potatoes by pouring boiling water over them and leaving them for 10 min or so. You can speed up the process by boiling them in microwave for 10-20 seconds. Alternatively, you can start making your breakfast smoothie the night before by pouring boiling water over the oats and leave it in overnight (in fridge or cold place) to soften.
I always add a pinch of salt to help to bring all the flavours together
I also use spices to flavour the smoothies, rather than sugar or sweet syrups
Most include some form of protein for a slow energy release – this could be peanut or almond butter.
Hope you enjoy this collection and if you, let me know in the comments below!