Do you want to lead your family to healthy new pastures?
Show them the what’s what in health before you slink off to the boozer for a quick snifter (or 5)?
Here’s how to make a healthy family breakfast smoothie daily and go up massively in the estimation of your wife (or partner) and kids – as well as making you feel better about knocking back a bottle of red each night.
This creates 3 generous portions enough for 2 adults and a child (or 4 regular portions if you don’t have a picky teenager who hates banana).
Being a man I like to keep it all simple, so the only other thing you’ll need, apart from a 40hp blender that can crush rocks, is a large measuring spoon (and the ingredients of course).
My wife says the spoon I use is called a tablespoon, go figure.
So … take one massively over-powered blender and heap in the following:
1x Tablespoon of almonds (or walnuts / macadamia’s / hazelnuts).
1x Tablespoon of shelled hemp seed (sadly devoid of THTC – for the kids 🙂 ).
1x Tablespoon of raisins (for sweetness, if you can handle bitter, leave these out as they contain sugar and sugar is the Devil’s work)
1x Tablespoon of cacao nibs (these are bitter, but apparently very good for you 🙂 )
1x Tablespoon of chia seeds (taste of nothing at all).
Half a tablespoon of flax seed (gritty texture, don’t taste of much).
1x Tablespoon of vegan protein powder.
Yeah, organic, vegan SunWarrior Classic Plus protein powder!
Doesn’t get cleaner than this – no gunk, filler, or colourings that make your pee go orange.
Here’s the free measuring spoon that comes in the pot.
It’s about a tablespoon equivalent thankfully, so didn’t confuse me.
1x whole ripe banana, ooh err.
Three-quarters of a carton of, chilled from the fridge, Oatly milk.
Quick hero shot of the premix.
Now whizz the bejesus out of it for a minute on high speed.
Measure out in dad, mum and child portions – saving some air for the teenager 🙂
The big glass on the left is a pint (as in a UK pint of beer size).
One happy customer #DadsWinningBreakfastSmoothie
Down in one … only kidding … sip, gulp or slurp at your leisure, particularly good after a workout.
You can switch out the Oatly for organic cows milk, or experiment with coconut milk for a tropical flavour.
You can even throw in a teaspoon (not Tablespoon) of ground coffee if you are needing a lift – maybe keep this away from the kids though!
Also, if you want even more taste (and protein), try adding some peanut butter to the mix, but be sure to avoid the ones full of palm oil, gunk and filler made up of stuff with complex chemical names.
Irrespective of brand, the label of your peanut butter should look something like this:
These guys, Meridian, rock the peanut butter in an extra-large tub format!
The recipe again (click each ingredient to shop):
1x Tablespoon of almonds (or walnuts / macadamia’s / hazelnuts)
1x Tablespoon of shelled hemp seed (sadly devoid of THTC)
1x Tablespoon of raisins (for sweetness, if you can handle bitter leave these out)
1x Tablespoon of cacao nibs (these are bitter, but apparently very good for you)
1x Tablespoon of chia seeds (taste of nothing at all)
Half a tablespoon of flax seed (gritty texture, don’t taste of much)
1x Tablespoon of vegan protein powder (yeah, organic, vegan SunWarrior Classic Plus protein powder – doesn’t get cleaner than this)
1x whole ripe banana (note, ripe – not green – I found the best banana’s for me are where the skin is blackening – unripe ones give me reflux)
Three-quarters of a carton of chilled from the fridge Oatly milk (you got it, organic)
Now whizz the bejesus out of it for 60 seconds on high mode until smooth.
How much does it cost?
I haven’t done the exact math, but I’d say the ingredients run to approx £100 ($130) / month based on 3-4 servings per day.
So, £100 / (30 x 3) =
Only £1.10 ($1.40) approx per shake!
Even cheaper if you even out the portions and make 4 shakes instead of 3.
How does that compare to the price of your daily Starbucks and your kids’ bowl of Coco Pops? (fair enough, it’s probably a little more expensive).
So now it’s over to you …
Go ahead leave a comment if you try it out and tell me you don’t feel healthier after a week of supping?
And share it with your friends if you want to make the world a healthier place!