When I’m not doing my intermittent fasting, I am trying to choose healthy breakfast options and this can be hard. The good ol’ smoothie is one I always turn to. It’s quick and easy and you can fill it with loads of healthy ingredients. So, long as you choose the healthy options.
This Banana Mango Oatmeal Breakfast Smoothie, is definitely going to be one to add to the weekly menu!
For me, ever since I was a young boy, I ate cereal for breakfast, always, no exceptions! Even when I travelled, it was cereal for breakfast. I even managed, with struggle, to find cereal in Dubai. I mean I even ate it as an adult, but let’s be honest, the cereal I often chose was not the best. In fact if it had chocolate it was on my shelf. I knew this had to change and so for the last 2 years I had been having eggs in all their variations. However, soon eating the same foods day in and day out got tedious. So I turned to smoothies, even during a Canadian winter!
Don’t get me wrong, smoothies are great, but I have always found myself wanting more after smashing down a smoothie. However, with this breakfast smoothie, I feel fuller for longer and haven’t had the mid morning cravings.
The two, not so secret, ingredients are oats and lime. That’s right! Lime! Get ready chaps this is a game changer.
Oats are secret ingredient number 1. Not only are oats extremely nutritious but they keep you fuller for longer. This stops you from reaching for those naughty mid morning snacks you crave.
Lime is secret ingredient number 2. This incredible little piece of fruit is full of vitamin C, helps improve digestion and gives you that morning kick you are after. Be sure to roll it out to get the juices flowing and give it a good squeeze.
Depending on how many bananas I buy at the store, I’ll either use frozen or fresh bananas. Either way the smoothie tastes great. I do, however, always use frozen mangos. This is so that there is always a frozen component to the smoothie and so I don’t have to add ice, which just waters things down.
Milk is a hot topic at the moment, especially in our household. I love milk and it’s been a staple part of my diet for years. However, we have a love hate relationship, sometimes we work together sometimes we don’t. So milk choice is completely up to you. There are also a number of “milk” variations out there if you are trying to avoid or have an allergy to cow’s milk. Almond, cashew, coconut, rice milk and so much more.
This breakfast is good for one. I honestly prefer to make for one and if there’s left overs I will eat it there and then. This is because I prefer to eat/drink smoothies when they are fresh and not a day old, but that’s just me. This entire smoothie was prepared and consumed in less than 5 minutes and it is an awesome addition to my and hopefully your morning regime.
So, here is one of my favourite breakfast smoothies.
Banana, Mango and Oatmeal Smoothie
- 1 banana
- 1 cup of mango
- ½ pint of milk (your choice)
- 2 tsp. of Greek yogurt
- ½ lime juice
- handful of oats
- Cut up the banana.
- Squeeze in the lime,
- Pop in the milk, yogurt and oats.
- Put it in the blender.
- Blend it until smooth and enjoy!