Hey guys! Are you one of those people who eats breakfast and then you’re hungry an hour later? Maybe you end up binging on snacks and sweets at the office to hold you over until lunch? Or do you live with a digestive issue or two that leaves you in pain or bloated at the most inconvenient times? Well, this nutrient dense breakfast smoothie recipe will help to combat both hunger and digestive issues in just a few gulps!
Lashing out, being short on patience or straight up turning into Cruella deVille on your co-workers or family when hungry? You need this breakfast smoothie in your life! To combat hunger pains, I added 1 teaspoon of flaxseed meal and 2 teaspoons of chia seeds. Both are PACKED with fiber, iron, omega 3-s and help with digestive issues. Flaxseed also promotes the following:
- Natural detoxification,
- Weight & fat loss by reducing sugar cravings.
- Reduce skin dryness and flakiness while improving symptoms of acne, rosacea, and eczema.
- Anti-inflammatory (FYI: inflamed bodies hold onto excess weight),
- Reduce gut inflammation (great for Crohn’s patients)
- Reduce cholesterol levels
- Promotes healthy hair & nails.
You can read more about the endless health benefits of flaxseed here!
Make sure your frozen banana is soft enough to be blended without harming your blender’s blade. Blend all ingredients for about 90 seconds to 2 minutes and serve immediately. If you prefer “frothy” aka thicker smoothies just add more rolled oats.
Topping recommendations: Sprouted Granola, cacao nibs, chia seeds, fruit of choice but I recommend banana with a dash of cinnamon. I topped mine with One Degree Organics Cacao Sprouted Granola
I drank this smoothie around 8:00 am and was not hungry until 12:30pm to give you an idea of how well this baby fights hunger.
A couple of quick notes: I added dates, cinnamon and vanilla for sweetness. Just keep in mind that dates are VERY HIGH in sugar content (approx 65g of sugar per 100 gram serving). Although it’s natural sugar, it is still sugar and should be consumed in moderation. Chia seeds were added for a boost of omega-3’s and fiber, brain food!
What is your favorite breakfast smoothie? Let me know if you try this recipe. For more holistic nutrition inspo follow my second page @healedbyfood