I provide nutritional coaching in South West London and clients often ask for a quick, healthy and filling breakfast smoothie recipe.
One of the best things about bananas it is that they are not only delicious but are also cheap and available all year round.
As the ultimate fast food, bananas are low in fat and provide a potent mix of vitamins (A, B, C, E, K and folic acid) and minerals such as potassium, which is an important electrolyte necessary for muscular function and magnesium.They are also rich in fibre (3 grams in a medium-size one) which aids digestion and elimination.
Ripe bananas contain the ideal carbohydrate combination to replace muscle glycogen before or during exercise, making them a valuable food for athletes. The glucose in bananas is immediately absorbed for instant energy, whilst the fructose in them is absorbed more slowly, providing a steady supply of fuel over time.
All of this comes in a tasty package, that has about 105 calories with 0 fat – so get peeling, your body will thank you!
Oatmeal also provides high levels of fibre, has low level of fat and high levels of protein, so when combined with banana, will leave you feeling full and energised to face the day ahead.
Here is our great banana, oats and yogurt smoothie recipe:
2 cups of cold water
1/3 cup of plain Greek yogurt
½ cup cooked oats (preferably jumbo oats, free of gluten), you can cook them a night before
a handful of almonds for top up in proteins.
Blend all ingredients in blender on high speed for 30 seconds or until smoothie thickens.
I hope you all enjoy this tasty smoothie recipe – contact me at 121personaltraining.com for more information about delicious and nutritious smoothie and breakfast ideas!