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Berry Breakfast Smoothie-a delicious way to start your day

Happy Mother’s Day to all my readers who are  Mothers and Grandmothers.

As a mother (and grandmother) our home is always bustling in the morning with so much to get organised before we fly out the door. If your mornings are busy, like mine, I think you will really enjoy this new recipe.This is my all time  favourite smoothie recipe. Super quick and easy, this breakfast will get you out the door with ease on busy mornings and will totally set you up with tons of energy for your day.

I love adding fiber to my smoothies because fiber is so important for a healthy digestive system and getting/maintaining your perfect weight.

 

Most people have between 10-15 grams of fiber in a day but, for optimum health and weight reduction, women should take in 40-60 grams of fiber and men at least 50 grams.

So, how to we easily supplement our fiber intake? Add a fiber supplement that contains  both soluble and insoluble fiber is an easy and healthy way to up your fiber intake. We actually need 13 (yes 13!) kinds of soluble and insoluble fiber in our diets.

My Berry Breakfast Smoothie will provide you with ½ of your daily fiber needs and set you up with a ton of energy.

It’s also delicious and super easy to make. I take my nutritional supplements with it (multivitamin, omega-3, vitamin D and probiotic) and am set to teach my fitness classes, weight train or go for a power walk before my office workday begins. This smoothie will also keep your blood sugar even with the combination or fiber, healthy protein, carbs and fat.

For those of you that are looking for a perfect post workout protein drink, this smoothie will provide you with plenty of protein to refuel your muscles.

 

Berry Breakfast Smoothie

Berry smoothie smallIngredients

Serves 1 so increase the ingredients for up to 4 people 

  • 16 ounces purified water
  • 3 scoops vegan vanilla protein powder (this one is my favourite)
  • 1 generous tablespoon fiber supplement (this one is my favourite)
  • 1/2 cup frozen mixed berries (fresh are great when in season)
  • 1 heaping tablespoon cold milled flax seed
  • 3 or 4 ice cubes

Method:

Blend on high speed in a blender until smooth.

In addition you could add a cup of spinach to this recipe for an even higher nutritional count.

Here’s to you! Happy Mother’s Day!

Carolyn

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