Hello smoothie lovers! 🙌🏻
Today I am sharing with you my favorite breakfast smoothie recipe. This smoothie keeps me satisfied for a really long time – much longer than any of the simple fruit-only smoothies I make. I usually prepare this one for breakfast or as a meal replacement smoothie for lunch.
This smoothie is rich in dietary fiber so remember to drink a lot of fresh water to avoid any risk of constipation and get the maximum cleansing benefits for your stomach.
The Best Breakfast Smoothie Ever
- 1 banana
- 1 apple
- 1 pear
- 1 cup plain yogurt
- 2 tbsp chia seeds
- 2 tbsp ground flax seed
- Start with the yogurt and pour it into a blender jar.
- Peel the apple and the pear, or wash them very throughly, roughly chop and put into the blender.
- Peel the banana and break it into chunks and add to other ingredients in the blender.
- Lastly, add the chia seeds and the flax seeds.
- Process until smooth. You can serve this smoothie immediately or keep it in the fridge for up to 24 hours.
I am totally convinced that these ingredients are a match made in smoothie heaven 😁🙈The taste is absolutely delicious, while the seed fibers and the soy protein let me forget about my hunger for quite a long time. It’s just perfect! 👌🏼
If you wish, you can replace the chia seeds or flax seeds with 2 tbsp of oatmeal or some nuts of your choice. This will make your smoothie richer in nutrients, since nuts and oatmeal are a good source of fiber and proteins.
Why this smoothie is good for you:
- Bananas are great for breakfast or as a healthy snack. They provide you instant energy while contain only about 80 calories. Bananas are a fair source of dietary fiber and contain a lot of potassium, an essential mineral for maintaining normal blood pressure and heart function.
- Pears are naturally high in vitamins C and K, as well as nutrients such as copper — all of which act as antioxidants to protect your cells from damage from free radicals. Pears are also considered hypoallergenic fruit because they are less likely than other fruits to produce an allergic response when eaten. In addition, pears are a good snack for those with diabetes because they are high in fiber and have a low glycemic index.
- Apples contain important nutritional elements such as vitamin C, K, B6, and B2, as well as minerals like potassium, copper, manganese, and magnesium. Apples are a very good sources of dietary fiber, and a single serving provides 12% of the daily fiber requirement.
- Chia seeds are a powerful nutritional punch. One only ounce (28 grams) of chia seeds contain: 11 grams of fiber (!), a lot of Omega-3s, 18% of the daily intake of Calcium, 30% of the RDA of Manganese, 30% of the RDA of Magnesium, and 27% of the RDA of Phosphorus. They also contain a decent amount of Zinc, Potassium, as well as vitamin s B1, B2 and B3.
- Flax seeds are a very rich source of a plant-based Omega-3 fatty acids. Each tablespoon of ground flaxseed contains about 1.8 grams of plant Omega-3s. They are also high in lignans, which have both plant estrogen and antioxidant qualities. Could you imagine that flaxseed contains 75 to 800 times more lignans than other plant foods? Flaxseed is also a great source of soluble and insoluble dietary fibers.
Pros and Cons for this Smoothie
- Low in sodium and cholesterol
- High in dietary fibre (52% of RDA)
- Very high in Omega-3 (220% of RDA)
- Good source of vitamin B2 and B6 (26% and 25% of RDA)
- High in manganese, phosphorus and magnesium (41%, 32% and 30% of RDA)
- Relatively high in carbs and fat
Bon appetit! Be healthy and enjoy your delicious, filling, and fiber-packed smoothie! 😘