This year I’ve been really focusing on the quality of my breakfasts. I hate to admit it but I tend to follow my rule of having a healthy balanced breakfast every morning at the same time for maximum 3 days and then I kind of forget about it. But I gotta say that when I start my day with a good breakfast, I feel much better throughout the day.
I find it very important to have good food in the morning to kickstart my day, feel energised and stay full until lunch time. So lately, I’ve been having so much fun experimenting with different breakfast smoothies. Who knew that breakfast smoothies were a thing? Turns out that you can enjoy a smoothie for breakfast as a quick, healthy and tasty meal!
To build my breakfast smoothies, I like to use milk as a base as it is a great source of vitamins and nutrients. Milk also has several health benefits, such as keeping bones and teeth healthy, keeping your skin glowing, helping building muscles, and lowering blood pressure and risk of strokes . So it is essential to have a glass of milk in the morning. Then I like to add the fruit. For this smoothie I added a mix of berries (blueberries, blackberries and raspberries). Berries are rich in antioxidants, fiber and vitamin C. I also like to add oats to my breakfast smoothies. Adding oats is what makes your smoothie thick and filling, they’re also incredibly nutritious, high in fiber and antioxidants, and can lower cholesterol levels and protect LDL cholesterol from damage. Finally, I add some chia seeds to my smoothies. Chia seeds are amongst the healthiest foods on the planet, they are rich in calcium, magnesium, fiber, protein, zinc, Vitamin B1 and B2.
Now let’s talk about the milk, cows milk usually includes a1 and a2 protein which some people find difficult to digest. Most cows produce a1 protein milk, which results into regular milk that not everyone can digest, but a2 milk has solved this problem for so many people by offering milk that comes from cows that naturally only produce a2 protein which is much easier to digest.
So if you’re one of these people that have difficulty in digesting regular milk, as it leaves you with unwanted irritations, then you definitely need to give a2 milk a try as it might work for you just like it did for my sister! About a year ago, we discovered a2 milk and my sister who had problems with regular milk finally found a solution. Before we discovered a2 milk, it was really frustrating as she couldn’t enjoy anything that we made at home with milk (she missed all the cake, ice cream and even waffles!). Now to make life easier, we just buy a2 milk to replace regular milk especially when my sister is around. It also tastes exactly the same as regular milk so you won’t know the difference.
a2 milk were featured on Food Unwrapped on Channel 4 last week. Professor Givens explained that there are many problems people can have with milk that aren’t all due to lactose intolerance. For more information, watch the video here.
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- 2 cups of milk
- 2 cups mixed berries
- ½ cup oats
- 2 tsp chia seeds
- Combine milk with fruit and oats in a blender. Put lid on tightly.
- Blend until smooth, mix in chia seeds and serve immediately.
Fore lovely recipes made with a2 milk, check out this Blueberry Panna Cotta by Hedge Combers, Vanilla Buckwheat Waffles by Recipes From a Pantry, and Baked Pumpkin Donuts with Chocolate Glaze by Veggie Desserts.
*a2 Milk is not suitable for anyone medically diagnosed with galactosaemia, lactose intolerance or a cows’ milk allergy. If you require any specific advice, then please do check with a nutritionist.
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