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Eating breakfast is essential if you want to start the day off right. Actually, this first meal of the day will help you concentrate, will energize your morning so you can get things done and, especially, will avoid cravings that can creap up on you later in the day. Here’s a great smoothie recipe that will surely add some colour to your mornings!
Yield : 2 portions
Calories per portion: 393 | Carbs: 56g | Fat: 11g | Protein : 20g
· ½ cup raspberries, fresh or frozen
· ½ cup blueberries, fresh or frozen
· ¾ cup orange juice
· ½ cup cranberry juice
· ½ cup vanilla 0% Fat Greek yogurt
· 1 tbsp Chia seeds*
Place all ingredients in blender. Blend until smooth.
To accompany your smoothie (per portion):
1 slice multigrain bread toasted
1 tsp natural creamy peanut butter
30g cheddar cheese, low fat (7% fat)
*Did you know that…Chia seeds are naturally rich in dietary fiber and «healthy fats». Chia seeds contain 15% to 17% Omega3 as alpha-linolenic acid (ALA). They also contain approximately 23% protein and are a good source of vitamin B9, calcium and antioxidants.
By Karine Larose