January 3rd!! Let's kick today off with my Banana Blueberry Smoothies which I make basically every morning for breakfast!
If you’re a longtime reader of What’s Gaby Cooking then you’re well aware that I’m all about balance. One day I’m having birthday cake, and the next I’m powering up with a delicious farmers market salad. It’s all about keeping things fresh, balanced and delicious – and it always starts with breakfast!
Banana Blueberry smoothies appear on the regular in the WGC kitchen. They are loaded with superfoods to get me going in the morning and I find that when I start the day on a healthy note, it keeps me energized and happy all day long without loading on the calories! Plus having a healthy, protein filled, breakfast means it’s okay to break off a piece of dark chocolate mid-day for a little sweet treat – because after all, it’s all about balance!! Also, one should never deny themselves some chocolate ☺
You just need a few simple ingredients for this one – a banana, frozen blueberries (using frozen blueberries allows you to cut out the ice so your smoothie doesn’t get watery), a touch of almond milk, a mixture of my favorite seeds and some almond butter for extra protein! The result is a perfectly gorgeous smoothie that will keep you 100% happy until lunch! It also doubles as an epic dessert, just saying!
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Banana Blueberry Smoothies
- 1 banana peeled
- 1 cup frozen blueberries
- 1 cup almond milk
- 1 tablespoon almond butter
- 1 teaspoon chia seeds
- 1 teaspoon hemp seeds
- 1 teaspoon flax seeds
- Blend until totally smooth and serve immediately
Photo by Matt Armendariz / Food Styling by Adam Pearson / Recipe from What’s Gaby Cooking
I am obsessed with this smoothie! I've been making it every day and still not getting tired of it.
I add hemp hearts for some protein and it is delish.
Do you need to grind flaxseed before adding, to get the nutritional benefit? Are flaxseeds digested if eaten whole?
they get blended into the smoothie so no, I don't do it before too