After blackberry cobbler and blackberry oatmeal, I put blackberries in my favorite breakfast smoothie as well. This healthy smoothie recipe can be served in a bowl, a cup or a glass, whatever you prefer, but you will definitely need a spoon. Well, it’s breakfast, so I like to make this smoothie thick.
Healthy smoothie for weight loss
Whenever I want to lose weight, the first thing I start doing is change what I eat for breakfast. Instead of cheese pastry, french toast roll ups and similar breakfast treats, I have oatmeal or this healthy smoothie for breakfast at least 4 times per week. For the other 3 breakfast meals, I usually have scrambled eggs or egg muffins.
I am not a nutritionist so I cannot give you professional advice on losing weight. I just want to share my personal experience. Anytime I want to lose a few pounds, I have this smoothie for breakfast. For lunch and dinner I don’t change what I eat, but at least avoid fast food and deep fried food.
What are healthy smoothie ingredients?
Oats – rich in fiber and antioxidants, good for lowering blood sugar levels and bad cholesterol. Oats can also help you with constipation.
Flaxseed – a good source of omega 3 fatty acids, lignans, fiber and protein, successfully fights inflammation and lowers blood pressure.
Almonds – rich in Magnesium and vitamin E, very good for weight loss because they are low in calories, have low glycemic index and contain fiber and protein.
Yogurt – contains probiotics that can help you with bloating and constipation, high in vitamin B, calcium and phosphorus,very good for your gut health.
Banana – a good source of potassium and B6, can decrease your appetite and prevent blood sugar spikes.
Blackberries – full of vitamin K and C, Manganese, low glycemic index, high in fiber.
How to make healthy smoothie bowl with oats
In a blender, first add around 250g of yogurt, then one banana, a tablespoon of ground flaxseed and half cup of oats. Blend for 10 seconds then add a cup of fresh or frozen blackberries, and blend 10 more seconds. You can optionally add a few almonds.
The smoothie bowl is ready to be served immediately but you can also keep it in the fridge for a few hours.
Healthy Smoothie Recipe
- 250 g yogurt
- 1 banana
- 1 tbsp ground flaxseed
- 1/2 cup of oats
- 1 cup blackberries (fresh or frozen)
- a few almonds
- In a blender, first add around 250g of yogurt, then one banana, a tablespoon of ground flaxseed and half cup of oats.
- Blend for 10 seconds then add a cup of fresh or frozen blackberries, and blend 10 more seconds. You can optionally add a few almonds.