James St Recipes: Be a breakfast time smoothie operator
BREAKFAST is one of the most important meals of the day, and the main reason that people skip breakfast is usually because they don't leave themselves enough time in the mornings.
From getting the kids dressed, fed and ready for school to rushing out the door to catch the morning train - making breakfast can often fall to the bottom of the priority list.
This week's smoothie recipes are perfect for those with busy lifestyles who are always on the go. Smoothies are a great way to pack fruit and vegetables into your diet and can be prepared the night before, so you can reach into the fridge and enjoy breakfast on the go.
In our home, the kids love making smoothies and experimenting with different and sometimes unusual flavour combinations. It's also a great way to use up leftover fruit and veg and it's a good trick to camouflage nutritious foods into your kids' diets.
This week's recipes include an apple and oat smoothie for a fuller breakfast option that is packed with fibre, a fresh green smoothie and a creamy banana, strawberry and blueberry smoothie - something to suit everyone's tastes.
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APPLE AND OAT SMOOTHIE
2 apples, cored and chopped
1 squeeze of lemon juice
200ml fat free yoghurt
300ml semi skimmed milk
A pinch of cinnamon
Place the apples and lemon juice into a blender and add in the remaining ingredients. Then, blitz until smooth and divide between two glasses and serve.
1 celery stick, chopped
1 apple, roughly chopped
1 orange, juiced
1 lime, juiced
¼tsp of grated ginger
Handful of ice cubes
To start, wash the spinach and place in the blender with the rest of the ingredients, then blitz until smooth. Divide between two glasses and serve.
BANANA STRAWBERRY AND BLUEBERRY SMOOTHIE
1 banana, peeled
100g strawberries, washed and hulled
100g blueberries, washed
50ml low-fat natural yoghurt
Handful of ice cubes
To start, place all the ingredients in the blender and blend until smooth, then pour the mixture evenly between two glasses and serve.