So, lets talk Breakfast: in my life so far, apart from an ever-was-ever-will-be love for an eggy cook up on the weekends, I’ve gone through a patchy bunch of breakfast lifestyles over the 30-something years I’ve been partaking of the ritual. From a routine, almost never changing path my mother kept us tenaciously on while growing up, of cereal/oats porridge one day, eggs on toast the next; to, rather mindlessly, eating nothing until noon; to keeping a box of pronutro at work, munched in distracted mouthfuls on the go, with office milk from a coffee cup; to my current routine of weekday, home made, raw muesli and yogurt over morning emails at home. I think you’ll all agree, with the last one, that I have finally come to my senses. What was I thinking, not eating breakfast, even for the shortest of times? The one thing all these phases have in common is that, during their reign they were each unwavering in their dedication to routine, to their steadfast persistence in my life.
Except. Every now and then one must mix it up a bit, non? I don’t use ‘mix it up a bit’ lightly, either. I’m talking Smoothies, people. Delicious, frosty, breakfast smoothies. Summer Heat is no match for Raspberry Banana Smoothie, reigning champ of the competition to cool your cucumber first thing in the morning.
There are no specific rules here. Choose your favorite fruit(s), throw in a couple blocks of ice, add some yogurt, some fruit juice, a sweetener (and I don’t mean Equal) if you want, even some nuts and fiber. My favourite method is to use frozen berries of some sort in stead of ice cubes (raspberry in this case) and a banana that’s a little past it’s eating best. Add fat free, plain yogurt, a glug or two of Ceres fruit juice (or the juice of an orange/lime/grapefruit), a good handful of ground almonds and ground flax and a generous wallop of Molasses (which is not only super yummy, but loaded with all sorts of mineral healthiness.) Blitz for a few seconds with a hand blender or equivalent and Voila!
A small note: this breakfast is super speedy, so have the coffee ready first.