Start the day right, with this awesome banana breakfast smoothie. This smoothie recipe contains banana, oatmeal, and almond milk to provide you with healthy energy to keep you going through until lunchtime.
It is so quick and easy to make, you can prepare it in minutes and take this with you, so it’s perfect for those who lead busy lives and have little time to spare.
This awesome banana breakfast smoothie is not just for breakfast, prepare one of these for your pre-workout snack and drink 2-3 hours before to fuel your session.
Ingredients for breakfast banana smoothie
- 1 small banana 90kcal
- 40g porridge oats 145kcal
- 200ml unsweetened almond milk 40kcal
How to make a banana breakfast smoothie
Place all the ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth.
For the best results, leave for an hour to allow the oats to swell before drinking, or prepare the night before and refrigerate until morning.
Are banana smoothies good for weight loss?
One smoothie will come in at 275kcal. If you are trying to add calories, replace the almond milk with full-fat milk or even whey protein for a healthy boost in calories and protein.
You can adjust the milk in this recipe, using any other milk substitution, but remember to adjust the calories and macros according to the label on your product.
Is a banana smoothie enough for breakfast?
The energy needs of individuals can vary greatly. Some people will find this breakfast smoothie enough to meet their calorific needs. Other people may need a higher calorie intake for breakfast and could choose to use higher fat milk, increase the portion size or have this smoothie as part of their breakfast.
Although this banana smoothie recipe uses low-fat milk, it provides a balanced 275kcal of energy with a good protein and carbohydrate content. The smoothie is packed with vitamins and minerals, making it a healthy option that will keep you going until lunch.
The porridge oats contain protein as well as carbs and help you to feel fuller for longer. Porridge oats are also known to be a high-fiber, satiating food that keeps you fuller for longer.
Combining some seriously healthy ingredients, this awesome breakfast smoothie packs a punch with vitamins and nutrients, offering a healthy serving towards your:
- B6 (29% RDI)
- Vitamin C (12% RDI)
- Vitamin E (45% RDI)
- Magnesium (12% RDI)
- Potassium (19% RDI)
- Calcium (37% RDI)
- Carbohydrates 47.9g
- Protein 6g
- Fat 4.9g