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[RECIPE] Green breakfast smoothie

Smoothies are an ideal option for a satisfying breakfast, or as a mid-afternoon pick-me-up to keep you going until dinner.

Start your day the right way with this green breakfast smoothie with a dose of protein and ample energy!

Ingredients

  • ½ cup Lifestyle Food rolled oats
  • 1 scoop plant protein, vanilla flavour
  • 1 orange, peeled and quartered
  • 1 tsp pumpkin seeds
  • 1 tsp hemp seeds
  • ½ ripe avocado
  • 2 bananas, 1 frozen
  • 3 tbsp Lifestyle Food almond butter
  • 2 cups baby spinach
  • 1½ cups Lifestyle Food soya, oat almond or rice milk

Hemp seeds adds in extra healthy fats in the form of omega-3s, along with added protein, fibre, and a host of other nutrients.

Pumpkin seeds are rich in various vitamins and minerals, including iron, potassium, phosphorus, magnesium and zinc. They’re also energy dense and a great source of plant protein.

Instructions

  1. Add the rolled oats to a blender and blend until ground.
  2. Chop your bananas into pieces for easier blending.
  3. Add the remaining ingredients and blend until smooth.
  4. Add more milk to thin it out, or add ice cubes to thicken it.

Almond butter is rich in healthy fats, manganese, calcium and magnesium.

Author: Pedro van Gaalen

When he’s not writing about sport or health and fitness, Pedro is probably out training for his next marathon or ultra-marathon. He’s worked as a fitness professional and as a marketing and comms expert. He now combines his passions in his role as managing editor at Fitness magazine.

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