spring berry breakfast smoothie

recipe  4th April 2016 by

Banana, coconut and raspberries is my go-to smoothie combination in the morning - especially good for those new to the smoothie world as it tastes great. You’ve also get some good quality protein and some healthy fats from the coconut. Yum.

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berry smoothie
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As you know, I’m rather obsessed with smoothies in the morning.

Mainly for 3 reasons:

#1 They take two minutes to knock up so they’re ideal in the morning when extra minutes in bed are so desired!

#2 They taste awesome and never get boring. There’s always an ingredient switch you can make to make your smoothie different from one morning to the next, but to be honest, I tend to switch it up depending what my body is feeling like. The recipe I share with you today is my go-to smoothie.

#3 They make you feel great and keep you full all morning long. If you’re new to smoothies I know this is a common worry and people think they won’t keep you full – but if you make them the right way, trust me they will do. I’ve had 6ft 2″ builders and men in the army convert to smoothies in the morning and they all reported back that they were full all morning!

If a breakfast can keep you full and keep your hunger at bay, you’re far less likely to reach for something less healthy which doesn’t make you feel as good and it means you can concentrate and be the best version of yourself.

ingredients

  • 1 handful frozen raspberries
  • 12 frozen banana
  • 300 ml frozen water
  • 1 tbsp graze Brazilian acai powder
  • 1 cup vanilla protein powder
  • 14 cucumber
  • raw coconut flakes

instructions

Add all the ingredients to your blender and blend until smooth. Add more water if you prefer a runnier consistency.

Pour into a glass or jar and top with raw coconut.

To make your smoothie last longer try drinking through a metal straw!

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By Jess, graze nutritionist.

Our nutritionist extraordinaire, Jess trained at the Institute for Optimum Nutrition and is a registered practitioner with the British Association for Applied Nutrition & Nutritional Therapy. She's the creator of our health badges, to help you choose the snacks and boxes that are right for you. Check out everything from Jess on our blog, with recipes and tricks to help you keep making better choices, or go to Jess's blog at jessipes.co.uk for even more.

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