Tuesday, 19 January 2016

Healthy Breakfast Smoothie Recipe Ft. Pomegranate And Almond

Hello everyone! So today's post is just going to be a healthy recipe because I'm still attempting to get my backside into gear. Just in case you don't know, I'm making January super positive on my blog and writing posts about bettering myself. The previous post was about improving my skin throughout 2016, you can read it here.

Now I've gotten the rambling intro out of the way, I'm just going to get straight into it. For my breakfast this morning I just made a simple Greek yoghurt smoothie so I'm going to tell you what went into it and how it was made. I really enjoyed it the way it turned out but I will make suggestions for changes you could make. 

What you need:
  • A blender!
  • Low Fat Greek Style Yoghurt
  • Squeezy Honey
  • Almond (ground or flaked)
  • Pomegranate 

The base of the smoothie is Low Fat Greek Style Yoghurt, if you don't like Greek yoghurt you can always use something a little sweeter but the rest of the recipe kind of balances that out. I used half of the tub because I knew I was making it to fit my drinking jar. I just poured the yoghurt straight into the blender ready to add the other ingredients.

Of course, you can change the quantity of the ingredients depending on how many people are drinking the smoothie or the serving size but I just made this for myself.

For the next step you literally just have to plop the ingredients into the blender. You're going to need equal amounts of pomegranate and almond so that you can get the right sort of flavouring. 

Take half of a pomegranate and extract the seeds (or do what I do and get them pre-prepared!) and then match up the amount of almond you use. through trial and error I would say that ground almonds are better for this because it takes less time to blend. Also, if you use too much pomegranate the smoothie becomes gritty and the seeds settle at the bottom. 

The next part of the recipe is a way to sweeten up the Greek yoghurt, this part is optional but it really does change the flavour of the smoothie. Besides, it's kind of fun squeezing honey into the blender... Don't add too much but don't just add a tiny dollop. It beats using sugar or artificial sweetener anyway because the smoothie needs something to make it a little more sweet.

If you can find squeezy Manuka honey then use that stuff because it has more healing properties but if not you can just use whatever. I think Manuka honey has a slightly stronger taste to it as well so if you're wanting a slightly stronger flavour it's a great option. If you're not bothered about it being healthy you could use syrup or runny treacle but the treacle may be a bit of a nuisance as it's stickier.

All that's left to do now is just close the lid on the blender and blend the smoothie on the highest setting for a minute or two, you should attempt to get the mixture as smooth and not gritty as possible. My mixture was a little thin because I wanted to be able to use a straw so it's really just all about preference. 

It should look like the image to the left by the time you're finished. If you want something a little thicker and a bit more filling you can go back and add a small cup of oats or some flaxseeds/chia seeds.

Anddddd... We're done for this post! I hope you guys have enjoyed this one, I might be adding a few more recipes to my blog over the next week or two. As always this has been one part information and three parts rambling but I've been healthy so it's all good!

Well, thanks for reading! Let me know in the comments if you want to try it or if you have any smoothie ideas for me. Bye!

8 comments:

  1. I always find breakfast the hardest, because I'm only half awake and feeling lazy! This makes me think I need to dig out my blender again for smoothies asap!

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    1. Same here to be honest, that's why I'm attempting to switch up my habits a bit!

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  2. Ooh this looks heavenly I would love to try this out. Great that it is healthy too.

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    1. It was yummy! The healthy thing is of course another plus!

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    1. Give it a go! You might love it and experiment with a few recipes of your own!

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  4. This sounds yummy. I love pomegranate.

    xx Izzy | Qthee

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    1. Hmm, it is! I love pomegranate! You should try it. Xx

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