Starting your day right makes most of your day happy. The fuller you are with proteins and vitamins, you don’t have much reason to be hangry. Here is one such easy recipe you want to save.
The weather in Sydney is probably going through some form of PMS! I cannot find a better explanation. Torrential rains tore the region just a day ago, today it turns all bright and shiny!! A perfect day! It is really tough to decide about everything on the days those days that go south. The weather sure does affect our moods, thanks to the serotonin!!
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It is particularly hard to decide how to eat and what on this kind of day. Over a period of time, I find berries and smoothies balance out my breakfast so I can work a bit better. Among the berries, you can easily see I love the mulberries. The mulberry tree that a friend introduced us to is more than happy to share for my needs. So we picnic, pick berries and save them too for smoothies like this. With the fresh berries also try- the yogurt parfait with stewed mulberries for breakfast. It is easy to see why I love this mulberry smoothie. Guess what it is better with, hidden spinach and you can’t see it!!
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During the mulberry season, I freeze the juiciest in a few packs. This season, the news of flooding and the grey dark clouds doesn’t leave a great feeling. I just want myself to pull and break out of the strange dark feeling. So, here we are with a refreshing mulberry smoothie that hides some of the best ingredients, hidden spinach, flax, chia and more that may put me back into my cheery self.
Spinach mulberry smoothie.
- 1 cup mulberry
- 1 medium Banana
- 1 handful Spinach
- 1 tsp chia seeds
- 1 tbsp flax seeds
- 1 tbsp pumpkin seeds
- 1 cup drinking water
- Pulse together the chia seeds, flax seeds and pumpkin seeds to form a powder in a spice blender or coffee grinder. You can do this in larger quantities and keep in a jar for a quicker morning.
- To the blender add the frozen mulberries, the banana chunks, the spinach and the water into the blender.
- Blend into a smooth mix.
- Add a large scoop of the flax and chia mix and blend further till smooth.
- Pour into tall cups and enjoy your smoothie.
Using the colours of food to change your moods actually works. Trust me it works well. Try this colourful mulberry salad with spinach and nuts.
As for nutrition, the smoothies keeps me full and concentrated at work. So I guess the mulberries did help me pull myself out of the grey zone. Hope you like it too, let me know if you do. Share a picture of your mulberry smoothie and tag us @mildlyindian or #mildlyindian. Stay on with us as we go looking for more mulberries ( next up – Mulberry yogurt cake). Subscribe to get more of our updates directly to you.
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