Here’s the deal. I love breakfast.
Not in the “Great, I woke up, let’s make a yummy smoothie!” kind of way. I really love breakfast. The thought of replacing a meal with a smoothie kind of freaks me out. I need a smoothie AND pancakes AND some fruit on the side.
The last time I was out for brunch, I ordered the biggest breakfast on the menu. With an extra fruit cup. And tea and juice. I just couldn’t decide.
Then one morning, for what seemed like the first time ever, I woke up not wanting breakfast. My tummy ached. Inspired by this article, I went to the kitchen to create a shake that would settle things down and make everything better.
And then, an hour later, I had some pancakes.
Ginger is the surprising ingredient in this smoothie, providing a kick that might be enough to delay that cup of coffee for an hour or two. The spice is certainly not overpowering, but definitely a necessity. Trust me. It takes the smoothie from boring to brilliantly bananas. Literally.
Frozen fruit ensures the smoothie stays cold and thick without compromising flavour. Just how I like it. And I know you do, too.
Tummy Tamer Breakfast Shake
Prep: 5-15 min
- 1 tsp chia seeds (optional)
- 2 TB plus 1 cup milk of choice (I used almond)
- ½ tsp powdered ginger
- ¼ cup plain, unsweetened yogurt
- ½ frozen banana
- heaping ¼ cup frozen blueberries
- Optional: Add 1 tsp of chia seeds and 2 TB of milk to a cup and let sit for about 10 minutes in the fridge until a gel forms.
- In a blender, add the chia gel with the rest of the milk, ginger, yogurt, banana, and blueberries. Blend and serve immediately.
Note: The chia seeds are optional in this shake. They don’t change the taste at all, they only slightly thicken the smoothie. However, they have great health benefits. Read why I use them here.
Have you ever tried mixing up your smoothies and recipes with spices? What are your favourite go-to seasonings?