Many years ago, and I mean many years ago, I used to have banana smoothies for breakfast. At that time, I was very fit. I used to be able to jump rope for 45 minutes non-stop. Really.
Unbelievable as it may seem, that was true. I mean the jumping rope part. But I was not consistent and soon lost my ability for endurance rope jumping. With that, my weight started to creep up on me and I stopped drinking smoothies.
Smoothies are considered to be healthy but you have to beware that bananas and other fruits contain a fair bit of carbohydrates/natural sugars and if you are not careful, you will find your weight piling up.
My smoothie is made using one banana, some frozen mixed berries, one tub of peach yogurt and some ice-cubes. I remembered offering this smoothie to my mum once and she was hesitant. It was the yogurt (I used plain yogurt) that made her apprehensive as she thought it might taste yucky.
But mum is a good sport and she sipped the smoothie tentatively. And the next thing I knew, mum was gulping down the smoothie with gusto! Right after that we tested my concoction on my dad without telling him about the yogurt. Same thing happened. Gulp, gulp, gulp! That was how delicious the smoothie was.
This smoothie is really easy to make. Just dump the banana, yogurt, frozen berries and ice cubes into the blender and whizz away. What you will get is a thick smoothie that is very tasty and filling. It is a great pick-me-up for breakfast or any time of the day.
I think I will re-introduce this banana smoothie into my breakfast routine. Moderation is key and I should only take this on days when I exercise. Perhaps the smoothie will motivate me to exercise more. Laughable. hah..hah...
If you have never had a smoothie before, you should try this. There are many variations to the recipe. You can use bananas with plain yogurt or flavored yogurt and add other fruits like dragonfruit or mangoes. So far, I only like smoothies that contain bananas. So cheers, lets's drink up to bananas!
Banana and Mixed Berries Smoothie
Recipe source : Phong Hong
- one banana
- some frozen mixed berries
- 1 tub yogurt
- some ice-cubes
1. Put everything into a blender and blend till ice cubes are finely crushed.
2. Serve immediately.