Wellness Wednesday – Banana, Almond & Chia Smoothie

It seems I’ve become a morning person this past year. I don’t struggle as much to drag myself out of bed in the morning, and I actually make breakfast instead of just pilling cereal and milk into a bowl and shoving it all down so I won’t be late. Since when am I an adult? Crazy times.

One of the things I love is morning smoothies. Not exactly sure why, but they have something so comforting about them. It’s like a morning hug.

As soon as I whizz up a tasty smoothie I can just sit on my couch and think about anything and everything while watching the sun rise – especially since it’s it doesn’t rise until it’s almost time to leave for work. Damn winter.

Banana, Almond & Chia Smoothie via Teffy's Perks

Anyways. Let’s get on to the goodies – not only is this smoothie great for you, it also tastes like a treat. No better way to start a day. It’s got the magical chia seeds for fibre and antioxidants, almonds for good fats, banana for potassium, and flaxseeds for it’s fibre, vitamins, and minerals. A health powerhouse in a glass.

So, to make enough smoothie for yourself, you will need: 

  • 1 banana
  • 1 tbsp almond butter*
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 tbsp flax seeds
  • 1 cup almond milk (or any kind of milk you like)
  • Scoop of vanilla protein powder (optional)
  • 1tsp of pure vanilla extract (I use this one)
  • Dash of honey (or maple syrup or even stevia, depending on your taste)

*to make almond butter, simply roast 400g of almonds and blitz them in a food processor until they become a paste. Scrape the sides as you go. Should take just over 10 minutes. If not, you can usually buy it ready-made in most health food shops!

Banana, Almond & Chia Smoothie via Teffy's Perks

You can easily double/triple/quadruple the recipe if you’re having guests over – it’s a really nice touch and makes you seem like the best hostess (or host)!

What are your favourite go-to breakfasts? Are you more of a take-my-time or a just-get-it-over-with?

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  • I have been meaning to try out morning smoothies but just haven’t found the right recipe – this one might be it! Looks delicious and good for me! Thanks, Teffy!

    Meghan xo

    • I love this one, it so tasty and so good for you! X

  • Oooh making your own almond butter and everything!! Super domestic Teffy 🙂

    I always end up eating all my fruit before they even get a glance at the smoothie maker haha

    x x

    {The Lobster & Me}

    • Just finished the jar and need to make some more – I’m addicted! X

      • Hehe guilty not-so-secret! Also, how do you think is compares to coconut butter?x

  • This looks good, all ingredients I like and healthy! Yummmm!

    Marisha
    avidaebelaofm.blogspot.com

  • I’ve been craving smoothies lately but never have the ingredients in my apt 🙁 I need to load up so i can make this!

    • One way as well is to keep them frozen (the fruits) then you don’t have to worry about them spoiling! X

  • Gloria

    Oh my gosh you’re making me really hungry here…it looks amazing!! [:

    Also thanks for dropping by my blog lovely!

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    Xxx

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  • Joana Gomes

    This looks oh so good. I love making smoothies.

    Joana x
    When You Dream Big

  • I feel like if I doubled a batch of this, I’d probably just eat it all myself! Too good to share. 😛

    • Haha I’d probably be the same.. X

  • Lady à la Mode

    yummmmmm! thanks for this recipe! will def. have to try it!

    xxx

    Lady à la Mode

    • Let me know how it goes =) X

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  • Faye

    Oh my goodness this looks absolutely incredible! I love nothing more than waking up to something super healthy as it gives me so much energy for the rest of the day!

    http://www.farfelue.com/

  • thestylecrusader

    Whoa, this looks amazing. I’ve recently become obsessed with smoothies. Although I tend to have them for lunch instead of breakfast. I will definitely try this recipe out. Thanks for the tip! xx

    http://thestylecrusader.com

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  • This looks like a great breakfast on-the-go. I love the combo of all of those ingredients -classic yumminess 🙂

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