Deciding what to eat for breakfast is a real problem for me. I’ve since realised that my possible blog sugar issues (feeling jittery, craving sugar and being hungry soon after brekkie) is not only a sign I am not enough but that I’m specifically not eating enough protein. My previous smoothie recipes have been mainly fruit based and while they were a good source of nutrition, I realised I wasn’t getting enough protein and fats in there and, as a result, wasn’t controlling my blood sugar as well as I could.
A week or so later, I was sent a lovely parcel by the folks at Health Hampers and decided to use the lovely goodies to create a new go-to smoothie of my own…
I was sent one of their subscription boxes and all the goodies were gluten free, dairy free and put together with the help of a Nutritionist. After devouring the chocolate and having a cup of turmeric tea, I set about making my smoothie.
I used plenty of turmeric as usual (always remember a hint of black pepper for maximum absorption) , The Ludlow Companies cashew butter (fat also helps turmeric absorb) and the Marvellous organic protein (I have experimented with hemp and pea powder in the past so I liked the fact this was a mix of both). I then added my usual banana, avocado (I’m still not a fan but I am learning to love them), cinnamon and almond milk. I don’t usually add seeds to smoothies as my IBD can find them tricky but I added a teaspoon of the omega mix and blended very well.
A teaspoon of turmeric goes a long way!
I was really pleased with how yummy the final result tasted- it’s a lot more nutrient dense than my previous efforts: there’s loads of omega 3s in there (from the seeds and avocado); it’s got plenty of protein (nuts, avocado and protein powder) and you can’t go wrong with a bit of turmeric (more on this ah-mazing wonder spice here). It does have 2 fat sources so if you are sensitive to this, you might choose to 1/2 the amount of cashew nut butter or avocado. Here’s the recipe in full…
- 1 banana
- 1 cup of almond milk (or any dairy free milk)
- 1 teaspoon of cashew nut butter
- 1/2-1 avocado (depending on preference)
- 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon of turmeric
- 1 teaspoon of protein powder
- A sprinkle of black pepper
- 1 teaspoon of Omega 3 seed mix
- Mix all ingredients in a blender. Whizz for 30 seconds then serve
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