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We all love smoothies, simply because there are so many reasons to! To begin with, they’re super yummy and creamy, and at the same time, they provide you with good health. Yes ladies, smoothies are a powerhouse of proteins and healthy fats. Hence, they work perfectly well to kickstart your day, especially when you don’t have time to eat breakfast. Lastly, the protein in smoothies can help to build and strengthen your muscles!
All in all, smoothies provide the perfect blend of health and taste. So, let’s not wait any more and get down to making this delicious drink. Remember this ‘meal in a glass’ has everything from proteins, potassium, and healthy fats, so you’ll be charged up in no time. All set?
Here are all the things you’ll need:
1 banana, mashed
1 tsp instant coffee
1 tsp honey or jaggery
1 cup greek yoghurt
1 cup milk or almond/soy milk
1 scoop protein, optional
1/2 tsp chia seeds (soaked), optional
The best thing about smoothies is they’re not time-consuming at all: you just need a blender, and you’re sorted! Add all the ingredients together and blend at high speed. Feel free to top up the smoothie with some ice and soaked chia seeds.
Here’s why this smoothie is so healthy
Bananas are a powerhouse of potassium and fibre, and we all know fibre helps in keeping your digestion on-track and also regulates blood sugar levels. No wonder, the American Diabetes Association recommends eating bananas regularly for their fibre content. Potassium ensures your heart stays healthy, while also enhancing the body’s ability to get rid of toxins.
Coffee, when consumed in moderation, can be beneficial for the heart. The Nurses’ Health Study noted that drinking coffee lowered the risk of a stroke by 20%, over time.
Topping this smoothie with chia seeds is a great idea, since it’s rich in omega-3 fatty acids, and reduces the risk of heart attacks and stroke.
Greek yoghurt, too, contains generous amounts of probiotics that help with digestion.
If you want, you can play around a little with this smoothie recipe! For instance, if you’re vegan, feel free to avoid milk, and use almond or soy milk instead. If you’re staying away from refined sugar, honey or jaggery is a good alternative. And if you’re looking at an extra dose of protein, you can add a pinch of protein powder.
So, wait no more and try this smoothie recipe for breakfast—after all, who doesn’t want a dose of energy and health right in the morning?