Sunday, 26 May 2013

Sunny Morning Smoothie- superfoods for breakfast

Drink with a liberal sprinkling of sunshine!

We love having fresh fruit for breakfast, but not fresh fruit juice, as it's too sugary and lacks fibre. This smoothie has nuts and seeds as well as whole fruit so it's a source of minerals, protein and calcium. The plus side is it tastes really good too! The amounts here made enough for two generous smoothies.

a large handful of diced fresh pineapple
one medium-sized banana
6 unsorbated prunes
about 70-100g almonds
about a tab chia seeds
a dash of unsweetened soya milk (optional)


  • First soak the prunes on hot water- don't worry if you forgot to do this overnight; just 10 minutes or so will do. They need to be a bit softer, that's all. Put them in a small bowl and add enough water to just cover them. Remove the stones.
  • If you don't have one of those blenders that can cope with anything, grind the almonds and chia seeds finely first.
  • Then just throw all the ingredients onto your blender or food processor including the prune soaking water and blend on high speed until smooth. If your almonds weren't quite enough to make the smoothie creamy, then you can add a dash of unsweetened soya milk if you like.
  • Drink the smoothie sitting in the warm sunshine with someone you love- you are now set up for a great day!


1 comment:

  1. this is full of goodness. love to take a sip of it.

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