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?