When I’m in a jam, and I need to have breakfast on the fly, I turn to a shortlist of tasty banana smoothies that I can rely on for a filling on-the-go meal. It’s usually on days when I’ve been in a good routine for a while, and I need to hit the reset button on my flavor buds. I can only stick to a meal plan for so long before I need to jazz things up. Instead of hitting a cafe on my way to the gym to grab a coffee and muffin, I prefer to keep it clean and make my breakfast the night before and store it in the fridge until I’m about to leave. It also allows me to get an extra 5 minutes in bed before having to get up and check in with the kids. This smoothie is most definitely at the top of my shortlist!
Bashing Breakfast Boredom
The fresh berries in this smoothie recipe are what sets it apart from your average breakfast choices. Berries are one of the healthiest foods you can eat. They’re an excellent source of antioxidants and studies have even found that they help in reducing damage oxidative stress. (1) Berries are also a good source of fiber which keeps you feeling fuller for longer. This could lead to consuming fewer calories in a day, helping you lose weight, and shedding inches off your waistline.
I suggest buying frozen berries in bulk, repackaging them into freezer-friendly containers, and then portioning them out so that you can efficiently use a handful or two at a time. For this recipe, you’ll also need frozen banana pieces, which I happen to always have in my freezer.
Oats are the next wonder food in this smoothie recipe. They’re one of the healthiest grains, are gluten-free, and have loads of health benefits like promoting weight loss, lowering blood sugar levels, and reducing your risk of heart disease and stroke. Make sure you get the less processed version–rolled or steel cut oats are great. Rolled oats contains magnesium, fiber, plant-based protein, potassium, and the texture helps thicken the smoothie.
Once you have your frozen berries, banana, ice, a little milk and oats in your blender, simply blend them all together until they’re well incorporated. I like to make mine a little thicker than usual, so I can eat it with a spoon while I’m in the office. If you’re vegan, or just not into dairy for whatever reason, you can replace the milk in this recipe with almond milk or maybe even coconut milk though it’ll change the flavor of the smoothie a bit. Almond milk is a must-have for any smoothie making aficionados because of its unique flavor. There are so many other recipes that you can use it in, actually so get creative! Feel free to share your own recipes with almond milk!
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Breakfast Boredom-Busting Banana Smoothie – Easy Breakfast Replacement
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Total Time: 5 minutes
- Yield: 1 1x
1 cup mixed frozen berries
1 small ripe banana, sliced and frozen
1 cup milk
¼ cup rolled oats
- Place all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
- Serve immediately.
Feel free to add sweetener of your choice to taste, if necessary.