A delicious, good-for-you, fiber-filled breakfast is a great way to help promote energy for the day. A great breakfast on a daily basis can also help to promote weight management and blood sugar control too.
Breakfast foods are often high in sugar, refined and processed ingredients and can be generally empty nutrition-wise. So when you’re planning your next breakfast you want to aim to have both some carbs (think fruit or whole grains like oats) and a healthy fat and/or protein (nuts, seeds, chicken/turkey, organic dairy)- as healthy fat and protein help to slow digestion and help our breakfast to last longer- meaning we’re more likely to feel fuller for longer.
Try this easy cereal bowl recipe for your next breakfast- you can also pair it with an egg or organic turkey/chicken sausage if you like as well. This recipe is gluten and dairy free and here’s a few facts on the ingredients and why they’re so good for you!
Mulberries: Mulberries contain many key nutrients like alkaloids that help to promote immune health- and they’re also a source of antioxidants and fiber!
Hemp seeds: Hemp seeds are a source of plant based omega 3 fatty acids, a complete protein and a source of digestion-healthy fiber too.
Chia seeds: Chia seeds contain soluble fiber that’s good for digestion and can help promote healthy cholesterol levels too. Chia seeds are also a source of plant based omega 3 fatty acids that are key for brain health and so much more.
Strawberries: Strawberries contain anthocyanin- an anti-inflammatory antioxidant that’s good for your heart and may protect against certain types of cancers. Strawberries are also a source of fiber and are lower in sugar than some other fruits.
Bananas: Bananas are a good source of heart healthy potassium and vitamin b6 (which may help to make you feel better after a long night of drinking!). Bananas also contain gut-healthy prebiotics that help to promote healthy digestion as well.
DIY Grain Free Cereal Bowl Recipe
Prep Time: 15 mins
Total Time: 15 mins
Makes: 1 serving
- 8 oz unsweetened almond milk
- 1 banana, sliced and divided – half for milk half for toppings
- Dash cinnamon
- 1 Tbsp chia seeds
- 1 tsp hemp seeds
- 2 Tbsp mulberries
- 4-5 strawberries, tops removed and sliced
- 4-5 cherries, pitted
- To make the milk, blend almond milk, banana and cinnamon – for about 30-45 seoconds or until well blended. It may have a thick consistency. Pour into a bowl and set aside.
- Add chia seeds, hemp seeds and mulberries to the bowl with the blended milk.
- Top with sliced banana, cherries and strawberries.
About the author!
Pauline Fitzgerald is a Contributing Writer and Intern here at ISN and we’re so excited to have her working with us! Pauline is a Journalism Major at the University of Alabama and has a great passion for nutrition and wellness. Growing up in an Italian household, Pauline was exposed all types of food, and a healthy balanced lifestyle. Pauline loves to cook, try new recipes and learn about the benefits that each fruit and vegetable holds for the body; she also loves to try new exercise routines, and loves to share her passion!