|Oil + Sugar = Weight Gain .
Atleast to me it is .
So , I try to do my best to stay away from them as much as possible during the weekdays . However , weekends are altogether a different story (Let’s , not go there !)
Zac is 19 months now , I need to lose a few kilos .With all the food that I am surrounded with , it is so hard to resist . SELF CONTROL is what I need , right now or, better still, this diet spoon.
In the quest to lose weight I have been trying out some healthier breakfast options which is quick , convenient and doesn’t feel like I am missing out on my toasted nut- butter sandwich. And, I have found one –‘Weight Loss Berry Banana Smoothie’
This actually works for me when I try to count down sugar , milk and milk products from my diet . I would love to know if this smoothie worked for you, so please leave a comment /suggestion below if you try it out .
Berry Banana Smoothie
- 1/2 cup frozen berries
- 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- 2 tbsp ground flaxseeds /1 tsp. flax seed oil
- 1 teaspoon Chia seeds
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon powder
- 1 Banana , peeled and sliced
- 1 tbps Protein Powder (optional)
- ¼ unsweetened coconut water
- Powerful Blender – Ninja or Nutribullet
Blend the frozen berries and the almond milk first , followed by flax seeds, chia seeds, cinnamon , and the sliced banana. Add coconut water if the consistency is too thick. Scrape down the sides and blend again .
Personally I don’t like to add protein powder to my smoothies , but you can by all means add this if you need more energy or protein to pull through your mornings .
Protein powder can be substituted with 2 tablespoons of plain yoghurt .
Recipe adapted from Dr Oz