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  • Writer's pictureKatrina O'Duffy

What's for breakfast?

Whatever time you want to have your first meal of the day or ‘break’ your fast - making that meal nutrient dense is going to make the rest of your day more productive by:

  • Stabilising your blood sugar levels

  • Keeping you energised until the next meal of your day

Having a meal with fibre, fats and protein is the best way to do this. There are many foods you can eat to do this, but one I love is my banana and cacao smoothie.

This smoothie in particular leaves me satiated for hours, preps me for exercise, and gives me lots of nutrients in one small mixture.

Ladies - top tip for you here - adding cacao into your meals gives you lots of magnesium which can help stabilise your hormones during your period.

Here's the recipe so you can try it too!


Banana & cacao smoothie

Makes one portion


500ml of milk of your choice (I like unsweetened almond milk)

1x medium banana

1/2 tbsp milled flaxseed

1/2 tbsp milled chia

2x tbsp protein powder of choice (I like unflavoured pea protein powder)

1- 1 1/2 tbsp of cacao powder

1x tbsp nut butter of your choice (I like peanut and almond butter)

Additional options

Avocado (this will make it more creamy)

Spinach (for extra greens!)


Blend all ingredients together in a smoothie blender / food mixer and drink!


I know it's not easy to swap out the quick cereals and slice of toast, but trust me, removing refined sugar from that first meal is going to stop that sugar spike and keep you going - you’re going to love this!

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