Le Pain Quotidien Blueberry Bliss Smoothie with Crunola

Recipe

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day - we all know that. But what you eat, how you prepare it, and how you eat is just as important! When you start your morning with a delicious breakfast made with wholesome ingredients and prepared with love, your energy levels stay up during the day, and your cravings are reduced.

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Crunola

This vegan, gluten-free mix gets its name from the French word for raw, ‘cru,’ combined with the name for its baked counterpart, ‘granola.’ Wondering exactly what this hearty mix is made of? Check out the ingredients below.

Raw Buckwheat Groats. Don’t be deceived by the name—buckwheat groats have nothing to do with wheat, and technically aren’t even a grain! Rather, buckwheat is a seed, making it perfect for those sensitive to gluten. Its high rutin content counterbalances high blood pressure, and a moderate glycemic index combats diabetes. And, because whole groats are harvested as is, they retain their full nutritional value—costing you a lot less calories than other forms of oats.

Almonds. Forget the myth that all fats should be avoided. Like many nuts, almonds are a healthy fat that promotes heart health and lowers bad cholesterol. Healthy fats also help keep you fuller longer—making them great if your New Years resolution is to get in shape! 

Flax, Sunflower and Austrian Pumpkin Seeds. Raw seeds pack a ton of nutritional value—from various vitamins and minerals to fibre and protein. And, they too help keep you feeling satiated—meaning the sprinkling of seeds in this mix goes a long way in powering you through your day!

Thompson Raisins. Juicier and sweeter than regular raisins, these small, golden sultanas still pack all the same health benefits—vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and energy included.

Gogi Berries. Some refer to these tangy red berries as the fruit incarnation of the fountain of youth. We can’t promise that, but we can say that gojis contain more iron than spinach, more beta carotene than carrots and more protein than whole wheat. Chinese medicine has a history of using goji berries to aid eyesight. And—besides packing antioxidants, vitamins and minerals—these berries promote the body’s production of Human Growth Hormone, which prevents aging. Sign us up!

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1/2 CUP FRESH OR FROZEN BLUEBERRIES
  • 1/4 CUP RAW ALMONDS, SOAKED OVERNIGHT IN WATER AND PEELED
  • 1/2 RIPE BANANA, FROZEN
  • 1 SMALL KIWI
  • 2/3 CUP COCONUT WATER
  • CRUNOLA® RAW GRANOLA

Recipe Method

To prepare, simply blend all of the fruit with the raw almonds and coconut water. For maximum creaminess, soak the almonds overnight in filtered water and then peel the skin off. It comes off easily once the nuts have been soaked! Top with Crunola and additional fruit slices if desired. This breakfast has digestive enzymes, electrolytes, antioxidants, omega-3s, magnesium, zinc and vitamin C.

*raw, vegan, dairy free, soy free, gluten free, added sugar free*

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