Many people tell me that eating a healthy breakfast is a challenge for them. It all comes down to time management the night before and a process in the morning to kick-start your day with something both nutritious and delicious. In my upcoming book The Need for Seeds, I’ve picked 21 of my delicious seed recipes for you to try, including five breakfast recipes. Here is a delicious taste of the recipes to add to your breakfast menu or mid-afternoon power snack.

hemp seedsBlueberry Mango Hemp Seed Smoothie Recipe

When I have a busy early morning and I’m commuting to Toronto, this is my delicious go-to breakfast in a hurry. I can whip it up in two minutes and enjoy a quick breakfast at home, or put it in a travel mug, so I’m energized to start my day. It’s packed full of antioxidants, muscle repairing plant protein and energizing carbohydrates. The fibre-rich blueberries and mango are my favourite but you can experiment with other berries and fruit. Another tip to make your morning routine even quicker is to measure all the ingredients the night before.

Makes 1 Serving
Ingredients

Blueberries and Mango3 tablespoons (45 mL) hemp seeds

½ cup (125 mL) fresh or frozen blueberries

½ cup (125 mL) chopped fresh or frozen cubed mango

¼ cup (60 mL) plain 2% Greek yogurt

¼ cup (60 mL) cranberry juice

¼ cup (60 mL) almonds

A few ice cubes (if using fresh fruit)

Directions
In a blender combine blueberries, mango, yogurt, cranberry juice, and almonds. Blend on high until creamy and smooth. You can add more cranberry juice or water to achieve your desired consistency. Pour into a large glass or travel mug with ice cubes, if desired.

I hope you enjoy the smoothie recipe and I invite you to get on the pre-order list for The Need for Seeds. I’m looking forward to sharing my book with you this fall.