I always prefer to have heavy & filling breakfast in the morning; it keeps me energetic & productive till lunch time. On workday mornings, I have office to rush to, there is always time constraint to make too many things and for years I survived on muesli. But there is so much muesli one woman can have day in & day out before getting tired of it!!
Just when I was looking for healthy yet quick ideas for fulfilling breakfasts, my friend &health food blogger Sangeeta Khanna posted her Banana Cocoa Almond & Flax Meal Smoothie. The thought of a chocolatey breakfast, which was quick & fulfilling totally hooked me to this recipe and today morning, I made it.
It turned out to tasty, slurrpy, cooling, light yet fulfilling for the stomach!! I would recommend Banana Cocoa Almond & Flax Meal Smoothie for all the lovely working women out there, who are looking for a healthy, powerpacked & quick breakfast.
Here is the Recipe:
(one large serving)
- one large banana, over ripe banana is better for smoothies
- 1 heaped tbsp flax meal (grind 1& half tablespoon of flax seed otherwise)
- 10-12 soaked almonds
- 2 tsp good quality organic cocoa powder
- a cup of full fat milk or more as required
- Put everything together in a food processor or mixie and give it a good whirrrr!!
- Serve right away.
Tip: I used chilled milk and frozen banana, which as the recipe said gave me a creamy & chilled smoothie.
This recipe gives one big mug of smoothie, however, like me you really want a heavy duty breakfast, you can just double the proportions and get a tall glass of smoothie J