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Weetabix Breakfast Smoothie with Berries

Weetabix breakfast smoothie with berries and chia seeds is made in seconds and will keep you fuller for longer.

For anyone that doesn't know, I am trying to lose 9lb in 9 weeks. Can I do it? I say yes I can!

Weetabix Breakfast Smoothie

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Why 9 weeks? Because we are going on holiday and I want to look better.

Weetabix Breakfast Smoothie

Diet

Although we don't eat junk food and do eat more veg than I care to mention, we do love cheese and eat far too much of it and it has to stop.

We do need to cut down, not just to lose weight, but to stay healthy. Everyone knows that eating a lot of bread is a sure way of piling on the pounds and usually for breakfast, I have two slices of toast.

On the days I go to work in my morning break I have another slice of toast.

We get just a 15-minute break which isn't time to eat properly but I know I could do better, it's just for quickness I think.

At weekends when I'm not working we (me and Paul the husband) have a bacon and egg sandwich and that too has to stop.

So the new healthier me is going to happen. Luckily I don't have a lot of weight to lose but I know I will feel better about myself if (sorry when) I do so I'm giving it a go.

Apart from 12 years ago when I wasn't very well, I've weighed 8 stone 4lb since forever - until now.

Suddenly and I mean suddenly (must be my age I think) yes I'm 53 and I've put on 9lb so I now weigh 8 stone 13lb.

That's just one pound off of 9 stone and if I carry on where will it end? Time to get a grip!

So off I go and in my attempt to eat healthily and hopefully stay healthy I invented my amazing Weetabix Smoothie.

It also contains bio yoghurt, goji berries, raspberries and wait for this - Chia seeds, oh yes, chia seeds, check me out!

What are Chia Seeds?

Chia seeds are among the healthiest foods out there. They are loaded with nutrients that can have important benefits for your body and brain.

Chia seeds have formed a vital part of the South American diet for centuries, and are well known for their many health benefits.

Although small, the seeds are packed with protein and fibre, filled with essential amino acids and are high in antioxidants.

They also contain calcium, iron, selenium, zinc, and magnesium.

Inspired by my Froothie Optimum 9200 Power blender, I came up with this recipe. I'm not a one for adding up calories since I find it gets too confusing.

All I know is this smoothie really does fill you up and it's got to be better than toast or indeed a bacon and egg sandwich. It's so easy to make too.

Okay, I'm not saying that this smoothie is really low in calories (it works out to something like 350kcal per serving).

But the way I look at it is this, will keep you going until lunchtime and in my case, it better than my usual toast.

Warburtons farmhouse bread with Flora light, is around 260kcal then I'm thinking this is the way to go.

If you don't have time to make this in the morning and I certainly don't (I'm out of the house at 5.15 am) you can make it the night before and leave it in the fridge.

Froothie Power Blender

Please note if you don't have a Power blender you will need to soak the goji berries (use a little of the milk) for a say 15 minutes before blending.

Making Weetabix Breakfast Smoothie

I use the Froothie Optimum 9200 Next Generation POWER Blender simply because I believe it's the BEST blender out there.

Check out my review of the Froothie Optimum 9200 Power Blender.
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Author: Jan Bennett
Breakfast Weetabix Smoothie

Breakfast Weetabix Smoothie

A great way to start the day and will keep you fuller for longer.
Prep time: 2 MinTotal time: 2 Min

Ingredients

  • 2 x Weetabix
  • 200ml natural bio yogurt
  • 300ml milk (or soya milk if you prefer)
  • 25g goji berries
  • a handful of frozen raspberries (fresh if you have them)
  • 2 teaspoons of chia seeds

Instructions

  1. Throw the lot into a Power blender and whiz for 25-35 seconds.
  2. *Please note if you don't have a Power blender you will need to soak the goji berries (use a little of the milk) for a say 15 minutes before blending.
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6 comments

  1. What a great idea to add Weetabix to fill you up! This is a great smoothie - love it!

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  2. You can do it Jan. 9lbs in 9 weeks is a very sensible target!

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  3. 9 lbs in 9 day? Completely do-able, Jan. Lovely smoothie idea too - plenty of filling fibre to keep you away from the toaster!

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  4. Love the colour and Weetabix is a great idea for a quick addition. I'll be trying that!

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  5. Love the recipe! I too add weetabix to my smoothies to add fibre to my diet. I eat a lot of smoothies and soup. A little junk but not a lot. However I wouldn't worry about your weight. Depends on your height but 9 stone is very healthy under 9 stone is underweight for most average heights. I know I was 8 and a half stone for years then I was 10 stone but under a size 10. After an illness of my own and caring for my mother when she was ill I am now 11 stone and I hate it because I have always been slim and I would love to be between 9 and 10 stone again. I believe under 9 is unhealthy for my height and over 10 is unhealthy for my height anywhere in between that I am happy. So I have a stone to lose. I lost it very rapidly because of stress(not recommended) but it went straight back on a couple months later. My exercise stopped in the bad weather and with no gym open during covid. So please enjoy your food and be nine stone if your 5ft5 or over. Keep it healthy and enjoy yourself dont worry about it until your over 10 stone. Take care.

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    1. Hi Anon

      Hope you're feeling better now - stress is not a good thing.

      I'm only 5ft 2 inches and so to be honest 8 stone 8 pounds would be fine for me. Everywhere is fine except my stomach!! I did lose weight but then we had covid and like you no gym. To be honest I really can't get motivated.

      We've had 4 holidays cancelled and so because I have nothing to look forward to I haven't bothered, but that's a poor excuse, I need to get a grip!
      Take care please.

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