I have always been a keen advocate of eating a proper breakfast as you need to recharge the blood sugars overnight. This has come even more to the fore whilst I have been recuperating after my operation after which I was totally shattered for no apparent reason as I was not really doing much apart from resting. I wondered if it was down to the fact that I was still off my medication for the scleroderma and a rise in the antibodies in my system so being me I decided to look into this a little further. Bkueberries are very good at helping with this kind of an issue and so I have started incorporating them into my diet a little more.
I am also a fan of smoothies but as I am never firing on cylinders first thing I need to be able to throw things together quickly. So bearing in mind the need for blueberries and other fruits in my diet i set too in making my own fruit base in my slow cooker.
There were quite a lit of different fruits i popped in ie strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, plums, apples. I then popped them into the slow cooker with a couple of spoons of water and left them for a while and once cooked down I left to cool and then decanted into a couple of Kilner type jars ready to add to my smoothie first thing. This is what I ended up with two jars ready to go. Can also use in other puddings as well but I have used fresh fruit and cooked it to get the best out of it and stop expensive fruit going off. By the way there is no sugar in this at all.
To make my smoothie I then put a good generous portion of the fruit mixture some plain yogurt good couple of tablespoons and some milk into my blender and whizzed it all togethet in my smoothie blender. As everything has been in the fridge it is nice and cold and all tge flavour of the fruit comes through and it tastes wonderful. It is ideal even for those who dont do breakfast.
However for me I need a little something more for my breakfast than just a smoothie and I add a different element which is different daily to the smoothie. It can be done relatively easily and inexpensively keeping the appetite lively and not jaded just with a few simple tricks to make things a little more time efficient especially for a busy and large family.
Sometimes I have bowl of muesli or granola sometimes waffles sometimes toast with home made marmalade or lashings of strawberry and rhubarb jam which is a personal favourite. But I always make time for breakfast do you.