My wonderful mother introduced my sister and me to smoothies when we were both competitive swimmers when we were young. It was a fast and easy way to get us a healthy breakfast after our morning practices before school. Now as a not-so-young adult I still make smoothies almost every day, just with some different ingredients. I fill my smoothies up with good for you ingredients like honey, flax and chia sdeeds. They are amazing for your health and taste delicious too. My mom has always been a big believer in flax so introducing her to chia seeds shouldn’t be so hard. I hope she tries it out in one of her smoothies soon! These smoothies make a great breakfast or snack. I use a cheap personal sizes blender from Superstore and it comes with lids for the cups. Perfect for throwing a smoothie in my work bag for a healthy snack during my shift. You can swap out or leave out any of these ingredients if your prefer. You can find chia seeds and flax seeds at most grocery stores and definitely at a natural foods store. Berry & Banana Smoothie 1/2 large banana 1/2 cup frozen cherries (or any berry) 1/2 cup plain greek yogurt 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk 1 tablespoon milled flax seed Throw everything into a blender and blend away until smooth. I can hear my mama saying, “drink it…it’s good for ya!” Recently I have been experimenting with my smoothie to give it a bit more of a perk. I removed the banana and half of the almond milk and subbed it with 3 oz of espresso. OH-MY-GOSH…needless to say I am now out of espresso. I want to try green smoothies soon, just need to gather the courage to try it out! What are some of your go-to smoothie recipes? Thanks for stopping by! xo
The lower mainland of BC is well known for our rainy weather and grey skies. Come summer time though BC’s beauty comes out to play. West coasters take advantage of the short summers and head out doors as often as possible. Currently we are smack dab in the middle of a heat wave. This morning at 10am it was already 26C outside.
With temperatures like this it is just too damn hot to cook. But we gotta eat right? This morning for breakfast I made the hubby and I some cool and refreshing fruit and yogurt breakfast bowls to get our day started out right. These bowls are so versatile and you can customize them with your favourite toppings. I made ours the same except added unripened nectarines to the hubby’s. He like his nectarines like apples when they’r super crunchy and kind of sour. I like to add some additional nutritional and health benefiting ingredients like chia seeds for protein & omega-3 fatty acids, flax seeds for the digestive system and local honey to help with my brutal seasonal allergies.
Fruit & Yogurt Breakfast Bowl
1 cup greek yogurt
2 small bananas, sliced
1 1/2 cups blueberries
1 nectarine, sliced (for the hubby)
2 tablespoons chia seeds
2 tablespoons milled flax seeds
2 tablespoons old fashioned oats
1 tablespoon local honey
Divide up all ingredients into 2 bowls and enjoy! No cooking needed!
I hope this inspires some of you to stay cool during this heat wave. If this post inspires you to make a breakfast bowl leave me a comment bellow with your version!
Enjoy the sunshine everyone!