Blueberry Super Smoothie

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When I prepare breakfast smoothies for my children I’ve learned that the trick for immediate consumption is the use of colour – and green is not the colour of choice! Instead, using red or black berries of any variety gives the smoothie that required pink/purple wow factor needed for a thumbs up. Following easter’s sweet fest I felt they needed a much-needed boost of nutrition that did not come out of an easter egg. They just got over a pesky cold so I also wanted to make sure they got a big dose of vitamin C, coupled with some vegetable protein and important omega-3 fatty acids. Smoothies are good that way – you can put all kinds of goodies inside and no one will know!

Top tip! Until the season is here when berries start to grow locally again, buying frozen fruit (organic if possible) is a great way of always being five minutes away from a great smoothie.

Here is what went into this morning’s smoothie!

Blueberry Super Smoothie
2 handfuls of fresh or frozen blueberries
1 banana
1 pear (ripe)
500ml almond or coconut milk (regular organic cow’s milk is fine too)
1 tbsp ground chia seeds (protein packed)
1 tbsp ground flax seeds (Omega-3 fatty acids)
1 tsp vitamin C ascorbic acid w. added magnesium
Blend all until you have the required consistency – you may have to add more milk if it gets too thick. Serve in glasses with a straw to minimise acid erosion on teeth and watch them guzzle goodness. Happy Monday. x

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