Start your day with this energizing and delicious Blueberry Bran Smoothie.Taking just a few minutes to blitz in a blender, you really don't have an excuse for skipping breakfast now.
My beautiful potted blueberry plant was bursting with these gorgeous little gems ready to be harvested. This was a really quick way to use a few of them and we absolutely loved it. I have used these berries in sooooo many other recipes as well ...coming soon to the blog. But I thought,let's start off with a healthy recipe and then....of course, way too tempting to resist, use it for baking a few cakes and muffins.?
If blueberries are not in season in your area, frozen berries will work just as perfectly. They are always in season in the freezer of your grocery store, so try it makes a great breakfast. These little fruit have amazing health benefits and are actually referred to as a superfood.
Here are a few health benefits of this amazing fruit.
Extremely high in antioxidants. Antioxidants actually function as a defense system in your body, helping to protect or prevent cells damage caused by harmful molecules. To me it means that it helps keep wrinkles away ...so I will be gulping down on these fruit all season long.....Hey,a girl's got to try?
Low in calories, it has just 80 calories per serving..a serving being one cup. So it is great as a snack for weight loss or just as part of a healthy eating plan.
Help improve brain function by providing essential nutrients to protect brain cells and help to restore the health of the central nervous system even healing damaged brain cells and neuron tissue.
These berries are excellent for your digestive tract, preventing constipation and improving digestion by stimulating the correct gastric and digestive juices to move properly through your gastrointestinal system.
And these are just the tip of the iceberg on what these superfood provides to your body. It is really hard to believe the extent of goodness packed into these little fruit. I for one am absolutely blown away on how good it actually is for you. So give it a try, you have nothing to lose, just good to gain.
To this recipe, I have also added bran cereal. You can the bran flakes or a high fibre bran cereal. This adds to the fibre content of this smoothie and is really important in our diet which so many of us lack.
So feel the benefits of this well balanced, nutritious smoothie for breakfast and seriously feel great for the day. I hope that you enjoy it as much as I do. I have been skipping out on breakfast for a while now, due to rushed mornings and have always been looking out for easy, healthy breakfasts....believe me when I say, I have found it ,this is really perfect.
Blueberry Bran Smoothie
- 2 cups / 500ml low fat milk / soy milk
- 1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
- 2 Tablespoons plain yoghurt
- ½ cup bran flakes or high fibre bran cereal
- sweetener or honey to taste optional
- Put all the ingredients in a blender and blitz until smooth.
- Serve immediately