Most Important Meal
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but it can be hard to make a full-fledged healthy meal on a crazy morning. We’ve been there, so that’s why we love easy-to-grab foods that will both satisfy and provide health benefits without compromising flavor. Enter our Strawberry Banana Smoothie–this luscious, vegan-friendly, and protein-filled recipe is a sure way to get flavor and nutrients into your morning routine. A low-stress, nutritious breakfast is the best way to start your day, and thanks to the sorghum, it will keep you full until lunchtime. Plus, it’s great for the whole family, as well as providing a nice alternative to other traditional sugary breakfasts. We know that smoothies are a huge hit in our households, and hopefully they will become a staple in your kitchen, too!
Nutrient Booster: Sorghum
Not only is this unique recipe easy to create, but it also contains sorghum, which is one of our favorite grains to cook with. Sorghum is rich in flavor, and it’s also a great nutrition booster because it’s a good source of whole grains and protein, which will help satiate while providing exceptional flavors. This makes sorghum the perfect grain to have in your kitchen, as you can batch cook it, store it, and add it to soups, salads or muffins later on in the week. While this recipe features cooked sorghum, it also highlights sorghum syrup, a natural sweetener that adds an earthy flavor to complement the sweetness of the strawberries and vanilla. It also enhances the sorghum taste while providing nutrients like iron, calcium, and potassium. So, go ahead and make sure that this breakfast is on repeat–it’s one that your whole family is sure to fall in love with!
Vegan Strawberry Banana Smoothie
- 1/2 cup whole grain sorghum, cooked
- 1 medium ripe banana, frozen
- 3/4 cup strawberries, frozen, unthawed
- 1/2 cup almond milk
- 2 tbsp hemp seeds
- 1 tsp sorghum syrup
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- coconut chips, optional for garnish
Puree in a blender until smooth. Top with coconut chips and serve.
Serving size: 1 cup Calories: 205 calories, Fat: 6 grams, Saturated fat: 1 gram, Carbohydrates: 30 grams, Sugar: 12 grams, Sodium: 65 milligrams, Fiber: 5 grams, Protein: 6 grams, Cholesterol: 0 milligrams
*Disclosure: Triad to Wellness is a nutrition consultant for The Sorghum Checkoff. However, we were not compensated for this post--all opinions are our own.