Sue Bedford (MSc Nutritional Therapist)
Why not start the day off well with this ‘Avocado, Berry and Black Tahini On The Go Breakfast Smoothie’ and give yourself a nutritious and delicious energy boost! This smoothie provides a great balance of good fats, protein, carbs and lots of vital vitamins and minerals.
So, if you are in a rush whizz one of these up and take it with you! Don’t skip breakfast!
Berries are a fantastic source of antioxidants as-well as vitamins, minerals and fibre to help ‘zap’ those free radicals that can lead to oxidative stress in cells and thus helping prevent damage to the DNA, including the egg and sperm cells. They also help with cognitive function, keeping the brain healthy and helping lower inflammation in the body.
Avocados are amazing! Avocados are fruits and are also known as ‘alligator pears’ due to the texture of the skin and being shaped like a pear!
They are nutrient dense and a great source of fibre. They contain beneficial fats including oleic acid and alpha-linolenic (an omega 3 fatty acid), and contain over twenty vitamins, minerals and vital nutrients including vitamins B, C and E. They are also a great source of the mineral’s magnesium and potassium.
Black Tahini is made from black sesame seeds that have been roasted and ground, and so has a darker, toastier flavour as the hulls haven’t been removed (that’s what makes it black. They are a great source of some of the healthy omegas, antioxidants, fibre, calcium, magnesium and phosphorous…there will be more to come on this….
Please check that you do not have any allergies to nut or seeds.
(Makes 1 large glass or 2 smaller ones)
1 handful of each of the following: Fresh or frozen Raspberries, blueberries and blackberries
1 heaped tablespoon of chia seeds
2 tbsp of Black Tahini
100ml of milk of your choice
Place into a blender and whizz together! Enjoy!