Mint and blueberry smoothie (with sneaky hidden greens)
Fresh, seasonal fruits are an excellent way of including natural sugars and fibre as well as vitamins and minerals to your morning meal. When buying fresh fruit, look for produce that is in season and has a high fibre content: blueberries, avocados and figs are some of the best varieties to choose from.
Power-packed breakfast in a jar: Blueberry and mint smoothie with celery. Photo: Eddie Jim
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2 large sticks of celery, leaves mostly removed, chopped into 2.5cm pieces
1 cup loosely packed lettuce, coarsely chopped
1 cup frozen blueberries
1 cup water
juice of 1 small lemon
2 teaspoons chia seeds
1 tablespoon loosely packed mint leaves
1/2 of 1 large avocado (or 1 small avocado)
Place all ingredients in a blender and whizz until fluffy.
For added richness: Add the remaining 1/2 of the avocado and puree to a liquid with additional water or coconut water.
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