Sunday, July 22, 2007

Strawberry breakfast smoothie

Smoothie - friend or foe? A little while ago, they were all the rage and now they're getting bad publicity for having a high energy density but little nutritional fibre, thus leaving you hungry after only a short while. There went the "superfood"-status. For me, smoothies are indeed not substantial enough to keep me going until lunch but I enjoy them during holidays or on weekends when I get up late-ish and don't want a big breakfast for fear of not being hungry at lunchtime. Clever, huh?

Strawberry breakfast smoothie
(serves 1)

  • one large handfull of strawberries, washed, hulled and cut into halves
  • 2 tablespoons rolled oats or wheatgerm
  • 2 tablespoons (low-fat) natural yoghurt
  • 1 heaped teaspoon malt powder
  • 2 -3 dl buttermilk
  • honey or brown sugar to taste
Blend everything until smooth and serve immediately in a tall glass.


DeeDee said...

A smoothie suggestion - if you like your smoothies more thick and creamy rather than frothy, add frozen fruit. If freezing bananas for smoothies, make sure you peel them before tossing them in the freezer. Peeling a frozen banana is no easy feat!

Honeybee said...

Thanks for the tip - I'll definitely try that. Great for times when fresh berries etc. are not so readily available!