Usually on weekend mornings when the husband and I are both at home together, we do big breakfasts like bacon, eggs, toast, fruit and coffee. This morning, however, we both woke up not feeling like a big hearty breakfast. He told me that he’ll figure out his own breakfast, so I have no idea what he will scrounge up. For me, however, I’ve been meaning to make this delicious, healthy, filling strawberry smoothie for awhile now and today was the perfect day for it. I have a big container of fresh strawberries in the fridge, some bananas that are too ripe to eat but perfect for smoothies, and a big jug of milk that expires in two days so I should probably use it up soon.
I’m feeling pretty good about starting my morning off with this smoothie. I’m currently in my third trimester and I’m trying to make a conscious effort of eating healthy and getting all the vitamins and nutrients that baby needs. Don’t get me wrong, I still have my indulgences and cravings like Dairy Queen Blizzards, Cheez Whiz and toast, and fast food burgers, but I do try to balance that out with lots of fruits and veggies. In this smoothie, the strawberries and banana are excellent sources of folic acid, fibre, Vitamin C and potassium. It assuages my guilt a bit about that Dairy Queen double cheeseburger combo I had earlier this week!
Give this smoothie a try and let me know what you think. Hope everyone has a relaxing Sunday!
Sunday Morning Strawberry SmoothiePrint Recipe
- 1/4 rolled oats
- 1 banana
- Approx 10 big strawberries
- 1 cup milk
- 1 tsp sugar
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- A couple ice cubes
Place all ingredients in a blender and blend! (I used my Magic Bullet)
Garnish with some fresh strawberries and enjoy!