Starting this week I will be working out more by doing my own version of the 28 Day Challenge in preparation for our trip to Manila. I’m looking forward to see my friends, my family and also showing hubby around the old city, Intramuros, without the kalesa (horse-drawn carriage) and Chinatown in Binondo. It will be a relaxed trip of eating, shopping, and just simply having fun.
In accompaniment with my fitness endeavors, food is not inhibited but controlled. Today’s breakfast is a hearty, healthy but filling breakfast smoothie. Using my handy Mix n’ Go, there’s no need to hustle and bustle around the kitchen.
What’s in it:
- Banana, medium sized
- Chia seeds, 2 Tbsp
- Orange juice, 1/2 c
- Almond milk, 1/2 c
Prepare all the ingredients, peel and dice the fruits. Add all the ingredients together in the blender and let it blend until smooth. I don’t like adding ice to my smoothies since the fruits have already been refrigerated the night before which makes them cold enough to have. Transfer to a drinking glass and take a sip of a sunny summer holiday.
This smoothie gives you the whole package of what you’ll need a meal at breakfast. Bananas and mangoes are high in antioxidants. So are chia seeds but with the addition of high fiber and protein content. Almond milk is a good alternative for those lactose-intolerant like me as it still provides significant health benefits such as immune system boost and because it contains vit. B it can help strengthen the muscles which is a great support for working out. This is the same for orange juice, especially when freshly squeezed. I remember mommy telling us it is the number one source of vitamin C while having breakfast before school. However, it is also gives your immune system a boost, it is a fiber source, and can improve cholesterol. With all the fiber and protein content, you won’t feel hungry until the next meal which will be lunch and that won’t be for another how many hours.