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postheadericon Blueberries Make the Most Delicious Smoothies

Blueberries are delicious!

Blueberries

Blueberries

I love blueberries! They are not only full of flavor, they are chock full of nutrition. Breakfast time is when you need to get some nutrition into your body so you can feel good & give your body the energy it needs to start the day off right. Blueberries have tons of Vitamin C, are high in manganese, have lots of dietary fiber, lots of antioxidants, and are low in calories. The nutritional qualities of this special fruit are simply some of the best found in fruits. If you live somewhere in which fresh blueberries aren’t available, simply buy them frozen. Frozen blueberries are flash frozen (as all fruits are) so they still contain all the essential nutrients that will keep your feeling strong and healthy.

Recipe

This Blueberry Smoothie recipe is one that you will love so much you’re sure to add it to your list of favorite healthy breakfast meals. It’s easy to make and great for those mornings when you’re running late because you can throw all the ingredients into a blender, blend away, and then take it with you.

Ingredients

Apple Juice – 1 1/4 cups Orange Juice – 2 tbsp Banana – 1 large Blueberries – 2 cups, semi-frozen Raspberries or Blackberries – 3/4 cups (really, you can add any of your favorite berries here) Ice – for a little extra-added texture (optional) Walnuts – 1/8 cup (optional)

Directions

Simply toss all the above ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth. Pour into your favorite container, preferable one that keeps drinks super cold so the smoothie doesn’t start to melt and separate as smoothies tend to do.

Suggestions

You can add blueberries to a variety of breakfast foods. Sprinkle them on top of your waffles, pancakes, or french toast. Or put them on your yogurt, along with some flax seeds, chia seeds, and granola.

 

postheadericon What Can I Eat? – Should be Rephrased to What Should You Eat!

What Can I Eat?

What Can I Eat? There are lots of healthy choices!

What Can I Eat?

So how many times have you found yourself standing in front of the refrigerator or pantry thinking, “what can I eat”? Maybe there’s not much in there because it’s time for a trip to the store. Or maybe you’re starting to get tired of eating the same ol’ thing and are looking for something new to eat. Or maybe… your body is telling you that it’s time to find a few new foods that are deemed healthy and nutritious to eat. Just maybe your body is speaking to you, telling you that it wants you to choose a few foods that can help you feel energized and feeling good throughout the entire day.

Food

Eating food is necessary to live, we all know this. But eating healthy food is essential if you want to give your body the necessary nutrients it needs to function properly. Unfortunately, we live in a society of fast and convenient foods. A society where food is something that is viewed as more of a product rather than a real, wholesome food that we need to eat to keep ourselves fit and strong. Fortunately, the truth about our current food systemis finally beginning to come out, informing us on all the extreme wrongs that are taking place in every single aspect of how food is brought to our table.

Food Choices

Try to make a conscience decision every single day when it comes to choosing the foods you’re going to eat. When you’re deciding on what your next meal is going to be and find yourself asking the ‘what can I eat?’ question, stop for a minute and think, ‘should I eat this food?’ ‘why am I eating this food?’ ‘is this food good for me?’ So, maybe the original question, ‘what can I eat?’ should be turned into ‘what shouldI eat?’.

Healthy Food Choices

FruitOatmealScrambled Eggs with Tofu • Whole Grain Pancakes or Waffles • Yogurt • Cereal – Grape Nuts

 

postheadericon Food – Eat a Super Food for Breakfast & Get Lots of Nutrition with Very Few Calories

Food provides us with nutrients

Food = Nutrients!

Food

We all know that we need to eat food to live. What’s important is the types of food that you choose to eat. You’ll need to make sure that (at least most of the time!) you choose to eat a food that is full of the nutrients so that your body gets the nutrients it needs so you can feel good throughout the whole day.

Super Foods

Super foodsare foods that are high in nutrition yet are low in calories. These super foods are foods that can help you stay healthy, lose weight, are easy to use in recipes, and are best of all – delicious! It’s important that you do your best to make healthy food choices, as well as trying to incorporate a variety of these healthy foods into your everyday diet.

List of Super Foods

(for breakfast)

Blueberries

There are lots of easy ways to add blueberries to your breakfast meal! This super food is amcheap michael kors uk perfect addition to both hot and cold cereals. Or pour a handful of blueberries on top of pancakes, waffles, and french toast. Blueberries taste fantastic on top of non-fat yogurt.

Non-Fat Yogurt

Eating non-fat yogurtis a great super food and is a great way to get a high dose of protein, as well as calcium, B-vitamins, potassium, and magnesium. Non-fat yogurt also contains probiotics, which are good bacteria that helps keep your digestive tract healthy as well as helping keep your immune system strong.

Eggs

Eggs are a consider to be a super food because it contains lots of nutrients all neatly packed in a little oval package. The versatility that eggsoffer are also one of the reason why this super food is so popular!

Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potatoes are a super food that although is not usually associated with a breakfast meal, makes a great addition to a variety of breakfast meals. Simply cut them up and bake them in a 420° oven for about 25 minutes. Drizzle them with olive oil and add a dash of salt while being sure to turn them once about 15 minutes in.

Berries

Berries are one of the super foods that are super easy to add to just about any breakfast meal. There are so many various types of berries – blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, boysenberries, blackberries – the list goes on and on.

 

postheadericon Syrups – What’s your Favorite Syrup for Pancakes? Waffles? French Toast?

Maple Syrup

Maple Syrup – Syrups add flavor to your breakfast meal

Syrups

There are quite a lot of syrups available to pour over your favorite breakfast food, such as pancakes, waffles, and french toast. Maple syrup is said to be the #1 syrup that people choose to pour over their breakfast meal, and I believe it! It’s pure and simple flavor tends to highlight a variety of breakfast foods. Although the price of pure maple syrup may/will be higher, it’s well worth it! There’s also blueberry syrup, boysenberry syrup, apricot syrup, blackberry syrup, cherry syrup, butter pecan syrup, strawberry syrup, and more. So as you can see, there is definitely a lot of choices when it comes to choosing a syrup to add some yummy flavor to your breakfast meal!

Syrup Ingredients

Syrup is basically made up of sugar and water. Additional ingredients are added depending on the brand and flavor. Be sure to avoid any syrups that contain High Fructose Corn Syrup(HFCS), which is banned in Europe due to its unhealthy side effects such as obesity and diabetes.

Syrup Substitutes

If you don’t want to use regular syrups, you can use *honey, corn syrup or molasses. michael kors bags uk If you want to try and avoid the high amount of sugars that come in most syrups, try a sugar-free syrup, of which some are actually pretty good! If you want to avoid syrups altogether, try a sprinkling of powdered sugar. Or use your favorite jam or jelly, again making sure the ingredients don’t include HFCS. Or add some fresh fruit (preferably from your local Farmers Market), which is the healthiest option and naturally sweet. One delicious fruit you can add to your breakfast meal is Blueberries! Blueberries are full of nutrition and go perfectly with a variety of breakfast foods! Or you can create a fruit syrup, which consists of bringing to a boil 1/4 cup agave syrup, 3 tbsp corn starch, and about 2 cups of water (be sure to stir constantly so doesn’t stick to the pan). Once the mixture begins to boil, add 2 to 3 cups of your favorite fruit (you can puree it if you want, or leave it chunky) and simmer for 10 to 15 minutes. *Important! Don’t give honey to any child that’s under the age of 1.

 

postheadericon Butter – Is Butter Really that Bad? Is Margerine any Better?

butter

Butter

Butter

People tend to have a taste for both fatty foods as well as sweet foods, making the taste of butter one that is very popular, especially at breakfast time when it seems to be used a lot! We tend to put this creamy treat on our pancakes, waffles, toast, french toast, not to mention putting a pat or two into a pan when we’re getting ready to cook our special breakfast treats. Butter is definitely a controversial subject when it comes to your health. When it is commercially made it consists of about 82%t milk fat, 18% water, and 2% milk solids. Salt is often added for flavor, while the unsalted form is often known as sweet butter. There are more than 120 compounds included, with only 5 key ingredients that make up the flavor – fatty acids, lactones, methyl ketones, diacetyl and dimethyl sulfide. There are also some vitamins included – vitamin A, vitamin B, vitamin, E, and vitamin K, so it’s not all bad, right?

Is Butter Bad?

So… is butter bad? Well, my personal conclusion is that it is not too bad if used in moderation, which is how I feel about most foods. I also think butter has a different impact on different people. For example, some people have eaten it all of their lives and live to be 90 or 100, while others may end up with clogged arteries before they’re 50 because they choose to eat this dairy product. I highly suggest everyone visit their doctor for a thorough check up and then ask their doctor’s opinion on what they think about how butter may be affecting your life. I personally use butter instead of margarineor other forms of fat for cooking. I used to use margarine because I thought it would be a healthier option, but after reading that it really isn’t much better than good old-fashioned butter, I went back to using butter. I like the taste of butter much better, and just try to use it as little as possible when cooking and/or putting it on my toast. Yummy!

Butter Substitutes

Instead of using butter, try using fruit preserves or applesauce or even yogurt or hummus. I love all three of these substitutes, which I have to admit are all not only much healthier options they are all quite delicious. These substitutes are great when served on foods like pancakes, waffles, and french toast. Oh, that reminds me of a breakfast I used to eat (what happened?) that consists of toast with tomatoes and olive oil drizzled on top… no butter here and it’s delicious!

postheadericon Vitamin C Benefits

Make sure you give your body the recommended daily amounts of Vitamin C! Every time a study is performed on this safe and effective nutrient, the researchers are always finding out that Vitamin C provides many more benefits than originally thought. Be sure to check to see exactly what your recommended daily intake should be by visiting http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-and-supplements/lifestyle-guide-11/supplement-guide-vitamin-c. Vitamin C: • Helps protect against immune system deficiencies and cardiovascular disease. • Helps people deal with stress. • Helps fight off colds. Doesn’t prevent them, though. • Helps skin wrinkling as we age • Helps lower risk of stroke. Of course, the best way to get your daily dose is to eat foods that are high in of Vitamin C. The following is a list of Vitamin C-rich foods along with the recommended daily intake amount. • Orange Juice – 1 cup • Tomato Juice – 1 cup • Cantaloupe – 1 cup • Kiwi – 1 medium-sized • Broccoli – 1 cup cooked • Red Pepper – 1/2 cup Tips for Consuming More Vitamin C • Add fresh fruit and/or berries to your muffins, pancakes, waffles, yogurt, and cereal. • Snack on pre-cut up fruits and/or vegetables, making sure to change it up so you never get bored! • Add dried fruit to your cereal for something a little different, or simply snack on the dried fruit. Yum! Good To Know Vitamin C is not stored in the body, so if you consume too much you simply pee it out later. Although, it is recommended that you don’t exceed more than 2,000 mg a day as this can upset your stomach.

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