Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Breakfast Protein Smoothie

Smoothie Moustache


If I had said 'Hey, who wants yogurt, fruit and eggs for brekky?' they'd have said.. politely...  'no thank you.' (Yeah, sure.)    But, offer them a "Banana Protein Smoothie" (in an upbeat, hyped cheer-leader-y sort of way) and they're in like Flynn.  If they think they're having a 'milkshake' for breakfast...who am I to argue?  If they think Mummy has lost her mind... well....

Ingredients (per person):
  • About 80-100g Milk 
  • 1 big scoop of Natural Yogurt*
  • 1 (just ripe) Banana*
  • 1 Golden or Red Delicious Apple**, peeled and cut into quarters
  • A dessertspoon of oats (or Psyllium Husk)
  • 1 egg
  • 4 ice-cubes
Method:
  • Put it all into the Thermomix and mix on speed 9 for about 20 seconds
  • Serve immediately
  • Double, triple ingredients as needed,  except the ice-cubes,  maybe add about 2 p.p.
* Moderate amines
** Moderate Salicylates

Verdict:
3 kids sat there,  sticking their tongues into their cups,  trying to get every last drop.  Then they held out their cups asking for more, more.  The texture is velvet.  Mmmmmmm.

Tweeks:  
Maybe freeze the banana?  Experiment with other grains or non-grains that don't interfere too much with the flavour.  But,  please!  Do share your results.

ETA...  I have now added cashews....  put them in first and pulverise on 9 for about 10 seconds.  Then add the rest of the ingredients...  maybe add some maple syrup.  It's still velvet smooth.  Delumptions.

5 comments:

  1. This is breakfast here about 3 days/week. No ice (using a Bamix), 2 bananas, 2 handsful of oats, about 1/2cup yoghurt, no apple (again - Bamix cannot handle that - unless you want chunks!) and no egg. Sometimes a handful of frozen raspberries and when we're feeling really fancy ... a strawberry perched on side of cup. And of course - has to be drunk through a straw or it's just not the same!

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  2. How nice for you to have berries, Suzanne. I wonder if your littlies would notice the egg thrown in and the protein boost. :)

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  3. My boys would love this! I'm iffy on bananas though...berries would be delish! Vic

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  4. Nice information you have provided.
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    1. Thanks for your comment, Apurva. Unfortunately, Horlicks wouldn't be appropriate in the FAILSAFE way of eating. frillypants x

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