Breakfast Smoothie

Breakfast Smoothie

Breakfast Smoothie

This creamy and filling breakfast smoothie is ideal to power you through a busy morning, or as a post-workout refuel. Featuring a mix of ingredients that really do love each other, it’s sure to become a firm favourite.

Bananas add a creamy sweetness that lend themselves well to any combination. But aside from their versatility, they are a good source of potassium, which helps to control blood pressure; they benefit the digestive system due to their fibre and prebiotic content; and bananas have also been touted as a great food to fuel workouts, with a relatively low GI score to keep energy stable, and performing equally as well as sports beverages in a study featuring long-distance cyclists.

Pears deserve special mention for their phytonutrient content, providing antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits. As a result, consuming pears has been associated with decreased risk of developing chronic and inflammatory conditions.

Cashew nuts and almonds together are a generous source of minerals, including magnesium, copper and manganese. Together these minerals deliver a multitude of health benefits, including energy production, cardiovascular health, cholesterol management, muscle recovery, improved metabolism, blood sugar regulation and bone health. Nuts also provide healthy fats, protein and fibre to keep you feeling fuller for longer.


Ingredients (serves one)
1 small or half large
Half a pear, peeled
25g raw and unsalted cashew nuts
1 tsp almond butter
200ml unsweetened almond milk
1tsp top quality whey protein powder (optional)

Place all ingredients into a high power blender and blend until smooth and creamy. Enjoy!

Approximate nutritional breakdown per serving
Calories – 340
Net carbs – 39g
Protein – 8g (or 12g including protein powder)
Fat -16g

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Emma is a natural health practitioner, writer, blogger and recipe creator with a love of good food and a passion for spreading the wellness word. Trained in nutritional medicine, kinesiology, energy medicine and aromatherapy, Emma offers a truly holistic, gentle and effective approach to wellbeing, offering a tailor-made blend of therapies designed to match your health needs.