Epic Food - Banana peanut butter smoothie

This week I'd like to talk a bit about 'Epic Food'. For me personally, changing my diet and being aware of what kind of food I put into my body has had a great impact in many areas of my life.

Let's start with breakfast this week. For me it's one of the most important meals of the day, yet there can be lots of reasons why you're leaving it out, eating it in a rush or eating something and are left feeling hungry half an hour later. I have found that giving myself a little extra time in the morning to make and eat breakfast has been really beneficial and puts me in a much calmer mood for the rest of the day.

Another game changer has been writing down some recipes to have at hand. It helps you to quickly prepare breakfast when you are having one of those mornings and are in a zombie-like state. Making a meal shouldn't feel like you are solving a maths equation or doing a science experiment. Make it easy for yourself!

Personally, I like to eat something lite for breakfast throughout the week. This might for example be a smoothie which normally does not take much time to make, especially if you have a couple of different recipes ready to use.

Creating new routines, keeping a food diary and understanding the impact that certain foods have on your body are all areas that I can help you in. I know first-hand how much this can have a positive or a negative impact on your health and also your mental well-being. If you would like some support in these areas, please connect with me via the contact page.

I have attached a recipe of one of my favourite breakfast smoothies which you are welcome to try out at home. Enjoy!

Banana Breakfast Smoothie

2 medium sized bananas

1 cup of oats

1 cup of rice milk

1 tsp peanut butter (smooth)

4-6 dates

2 cups of water (I find this a good consistancy)

cinamon to taste

*makes 750ml and serves 2 people

Aaron Brown