Day One – Blackberry Breakfast Smoothie


Taking learnings from yesterday I put the dry ingredients in the goblet along with the spinach and left in the fridge overnight with the unpeeled banana.  I’d weighed out the frozen berries so all good to go in the morning

  • 3 Tbsp Rolled Oats
  • 1 Tbsp Chai Seeds
  • 1 Tbsp Flax Seeds
  • 2 Dates, pitted
  • 1 Handful of Spinach
  • 2/3rds Banana, sliced
  • 150g Blackberries, frozen
  • 375ml Apricot Milk

You’ll notice the first deliberate mistake – yesterday I made a point of putting the spinach in last so the heavy ingredients push down on the leaves.  Interestingly, the big glossy picture on the Nutribullet packaging shows the opposite, so I had to try.  Of course the advice of the experts trumps the marketing message every time – the spinach stuck to the top of the goblet and had to be stirred in.

I very quickly realised I’d forgotten the dates, so they went in late and as a consequence there were a few sweet lumps in the final product (which were actually quite effective),  the blend was still very thick despite upping the liquid and reducing the banana, leading me to think I’d incorrectly measured yesterday’s seeds or oats and I needed to finish it with a spoon, but overall the size was better as was the colour.  Using just blackberries gave a very specific flavour rather than the generic ‘berry’ flavour from yesterday’s mix.  I must admit that I’m not won over but that’s a matter of personal taste.

Conclusion – better than yesterday but still room for improvement.  Something different tomorrow, I think…

Reflections:

I have to admit that waking up to -3°C temperatures and the first frost of the season, an Ice cold smoothie probably wouldn’t have been my first choice for breakfast, but a bacon sandwich was never an option!  The prep helped to an extent but maybe less is more… Timings worked out just fine, despite the setbacks, it took longer to consume than I’d really want but the size was OK, I certainly wasn’t left feeling hungry and easily survived until lunch time.  On the whole this seems to be going OK…

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