The one thing I always and I mean always have a problem with is eating breakfast. For almost a decade now I have religiously skipped breakfast. Terrible right? The importance of breakfast has been preached a bazillion times so I’ll not go on about it.
I have found a way very whole and hearty way to have a healthy breakfast without actually having to eat it. I realize that’s its way easier to have breakfast if its in the form of a smoothie & I actually love it!
So here I’ve come up with a basic smoothie recipe for you guys after much research and it works with most fruits.
- ½ cup Milk
- ½ cup Curd/Yoghurt
- 1 heaped tbsp Protein Powder
- 1 heaped tbsp Plain Oats Powder
- 1 tbsp Honey/ or according to taste
- 1 cup Fruit of your choice (multiple works too)
Blend everything together until smooth and drink up! Remember to drink it immediately because if the oats soak in liquid it thickens up and will make it harder to drink.
Nutrition: This recipe is what I use on most days. It gives wholesome nutrition from the different ingredients:
- Milk & Curd : These give you calcium, protein & also good bacteria (curd is a probiotic) to keep your stomach healthy.
- Protein powder: This is made from mixed sprouts (Ragi, Soya, Horse gram, Wheat, Green gram, Bajra, Maize, Peas, Bengal gram, Ground nut ; dried & powdered), with flavour from Cardamom, Jeera, Badam, Cashew & Clove. The simple process of sprouting brings out many enzymes in germinated seeds, legumes, and grains, making them easier to digest. It increases the amounts and bioavailability of protein, vitamins and minerals, making them nutrition powerhouses. Overall, sprouts provide excellent quality nutrients and, by weight, are the rich sources of an array of vitamins, minerals and anti-oxidants.
- Oats: A natural thickener because oats ‘plump’ in liquid. All oats are a healthy whole grain with significant fiber. Plus some research show oatmeal has a special type to fiber that helps you feel fuller longer
- Honey: Sugar is sugar. And honey is (mostly) sugar containing glucose and fructose. However, for sugar, in the process of manufacturing, the organic acids, protein, nitrogen elements, enzymes and vitamins in the sugar cane are destroyed, whereas honey, a natural sweetener, subjects only to minimal heating. Also, honey has certain beneficial antioxidant and antimicrobial properties which are not present in table sugar.
Do’s & Don’ts:
- Measure all ingredients. This will keep the nutrition stats in check, while also ensuring a good solid-to-liquid ratio.
- Think about the liquid. For a change you can use any fruit juices to alternate with your milk & curd. But please be vary of added sugars in them.
- Don’t pour in store bought protein powder. They are often filled with highly processed ingredients more suitable for bulking up. Use natural sources of protein instead to help sustain your energy throughout the day.
- Don’t have a second serving. Just because it’s a glass of drink don’t feel you need more and over-indulge. That’s why we add oats to keep you full longer.
- If you’re looking to add more flavor to your smoothie branch out and add Herbs, spices, and extracts that can make a world of difference. Fresh grated ginger adds a warming touch.