How to make a quick and healthy breakfast, and spend it only five minutes?
It`s easy! Just put in the blender ripe banana (frozen banana for ice cream smoothie), a big handful of berries, half cup of nut milk. Sprinkle your smoothie bowl with granola, puffed grains, chia seeds, goji berries, favorite fresh fruits and berries, seeds and nuts. Enjoy!
A few words about my favorite smoothie toppings:
Goji berry. This amazing little superfruit contains natural anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial and anti-fungal compounds. Their powerful antioxidant properties and polysaccharides help to boost the immune system. It’s no wonder then, that in traditional Chinese medicine they are renowned for increasing strength and longevity.
Chia seeds. Despite their tiny size, chia seeds are among the most nutritious foods on the planet. They are loaded with fiber, protein, Omega-3 fatty acids and various micronutrients.
Raspberry. Delicious raspberries are low in calories and fats. Nonetheless, they are rich source of dietary fiber, and antioxidants.
Wholegrain organic puffed grains – buckwheat, amaranth, corn, brown rice, millet, spelt, quinoa, sorghum and more. Delicious, crunchy and light as air, whole grain puffs are the perfect smoothie bowl topping. Grains, especially whole grains, are an essential part of a healthy diet. All types of grains are good sources of complex carbohydrates and some key vitamins and minerals. Grains are also naturally low in fat. All of this makes grains a healthy option.
Hazelnuts have a high amount of vitamin E in addition to B vitamins, including folate. Vitamin E is important in maintaining healthy skin, hair and nails. The B vitamins are important in proper cell and energy metabolism. Hazelnuts are also a rich source of potassium, calcium and magnesium. The minerals provide many health benefits, including regulating a healthy blood pressure.