A Good Morning

I wouldn’t consider myself the healthiest of people, but I am very health conscious. The difference? I am not extreme when it comes to the day to day, I enjoy carbs, cocktails, caffeine, chocolate (AKA: Anna’s four C’s)… but I do balance this out with lots and lots of fresh fruit and vegetables, lean meats and exercise.

One thing I consciously do for myself after a ‘bigger’ weekend, is whip up my Strawberry, Oat & Banana morning smoothie. It’s fresh and filling but doesn’t leave you feeling heavy, bloated or gluggy.

Ingredients:

  • 80g Strawberries (you can mix other berries but avoid tart)
  • 3 Tbsps. Rolled Oats
  • 1 Banana
  • 2-3 Dates (optional)
  • 6 Ice Cubes
  • ½ Water
  • 1 cup low fat Almond Milk (Rice, Skim, Soy or any half-half mix)

If Iike me, you enjoy a smoothie after exercise, omit the dates and replace it with one scoop of vanilla protein powder.

Instructions:

  • Blend Strawberries, Banana, Almond Milk, Ice and Water in the blender. Blitz on high until all ingredients are combined.
  • Add Oats and continue to blitz on high for a minute.
  • Add Dates one at a time checking for taste in-between.
  • Serve chilled or with additional ice.

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