After being down with one of the worst flu experiences I have ever had in my life, I am slowly returning back to my juice/smoothie routine in the mornings.
Breakfast has always been a challenge for me; I just can’t get myself to eat a full, proper meal in the mornings. Over the years, I have tried a zillion different ways to do this but I have finally come to accept my body and listen to it instead of eating the way that is often described as ‘ideal’.
I love to eat fruit in the mornings and that’s what I generally do on most weekday mornings after that mandatory mug of coffee. Sometimes, I have a whole fruit while working and sometimes, it’s a juice or smoothie. It might seem like very less food to most of you, but that’s all I can bring myself to eat in the mornings.
And since my appetite had gone all haywire during the flu, I felt completely drained of energy even though I have recovered mostly. So I decided to have The Pink Lady, because this concoction is great for energy and immunity, both of which I need generous amounts of.
I also decided to add bee pollen, which has a whole lot of health benefits. Not usually a person who reaches out for fancy ingredients, but I was given a couple of ingredients like these to try out by the generous folks at Dandenong Market. And since the bee pollen is so good for the body, I have made it a frequent addition to my smoothies.
The Pink Lady is a simple drink; but what makes it high energy is the use of bananas and cranberry juice. This one’s also high in Vitamin C and B complex, again nutrients that are great to build immunity and gut health.
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(Recipe adapted from 101 Fantastic Juices and Smoothies)
The Pink Lady
- 2 ripe bananas
- 6-8 raspberries
- 200 ml cranberry juice
- ½ tsp bee pollen
- A drizzle of Manuka honey
- Blitz all the ingredients in a blender and enjoy.