Breakfast Blueberry Smoothie.

This smoothie is an adaptation of the one from Elana’s Pantry – one of my favorite recipe blogs. It is packed with protein, vitamins, minerals, fibre, healthy fats and makes a perfect breakfast or post-exercise shake. Soy lecithin is optional, but I always like to add it to my drinks for its brain boosting, cholesterol lowering, and other health properties. You can substitute blueberries for any berry you like. I’ve tried it with raspberries, mixed berries and strawberries and all of them tasted nice. Blueberry is my favorite though. Make sure you buy a good quality frozen berries. My personal favorite is Waitrose’s frozen blueberries because they retain the taste of fresh ones. I have also tried to make it with peanut butter instead of almond and it tasted really good too.

For two tall glasses you will need:

  • a good handful of berries (I never measured the quantity, but it would be roughly 200g)
  • 1 tbsp ground flax seeds
  • 1 tbsp/scoop soy lecithin granules (optional)
  • 1 scoop vanilla whey protein
  • 1 tbsp almond butter
  • Pure coconut water, enough to cover all ingredients in blender. About 200 – 250 ml.

Place all ingredients in the blender, preferably in the order above, otherwise your protein powder and nut butter can stick to the bottom of the blender and won’t process properly. Blend until smooth, poor into glasses – enjoy!

This vegetarian smoothie is wheat and gluten-free and suitable for low fat and low-GI diet.

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