There’s nothing better than a smoothie in the morning. If you pick the right ingredients, a simple banana smoothie recipe can be a nutritious breakfast. When it comes to banana smoothies, even a plain one can be delicious. This tropical fruit is sweet and goes well with milk, so even if you mix only these two you can enjoy a yummy delight in the morning. We added heart healthy omega 3 fatty acids and some extra fiber, to make it more nourishing and smooth.
Pear – Banana Smoothie Recipe
- 1 banana
- 1 pear
- 2 tablespoons oat flakes, ground
- 1 tablespoon flaxseed, ground
- 2/3 cup whole milk
- 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1 tablespoon sunflower seeds
Peel and chop the fruits and add them in a blender. Add the seed and flakes, then pour the milk. Mix them into a fine paste, and add water or milk until you achieve the consistency you like. These ingredients will make 3 8 oz glasses, or more if you add more milk.
Cooking tips and tricks:
You can add any sweet tasting fruit to this smoothie recipe. Not many people like the sweet and sour taste in a fresh smoothie, so avoid adding citric fruits or greek yogurt to sweet tasting fruits. Greek yogurt goes well with sour fruits, like berries, and it will be best to save it for vegetable juices instead of fruit smoothies.
A smoothie is a great way to add grains to your breakfast. Your kids will hardly notice them, especially if you grind them into flakes before using. You can also soak them in milk before adding them to the smoothie, so they can easily mix with the fruits. Typically, raw grains are more nutritious than cooked ones. To add to their nutritional value, you need to soak them in water until they sprout. When it comes to adding raw grains to your diet, try sprouting millet, barley, amaranth, buckwheat, wheatberries, kamut or wild rice.