September 2

The 3 Best Fruit Breakfasts

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by Julie Baker

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Looking to spice things up and enjoy great health at the same time? Try these outside-of-the-box fruit breakfasts.

Avocado Egg Cups: The Perfect Low-Carb Breakfast for Fat Burning

Avocado is a fruit. Now that we’ve got that out of the way, let’s talk about the amazing benefits of avocado for breakfast. This superfood is loaded with vitamins, heart-healthy fats and lots of fiber, with 0 cholesterol and just 2 carbs! If you’re looking to supercharge your metabolism, you can’t go wrong with avocado breakfast recipes.

Ingredients:

  • 1 large avocado

  • 1 slice ham, cut in half

  • 2 eggs

  • Chives (optional)

  • Cream cheese (optional)

Instructions:

  1. Cut the avocado in half. Use a spoon to remove some of the flesh to make the cup larger.

  2. Put one portion of ham in each avocado cup.

  3. Break one whole egg inside each avocado cup. Add salt and pepper.

  4. Bake avocado cups at 425 degrees Fahrenheit for 15 minutes.

  5. Top with cream cheese, chives and chopped avocado.

This avocado recipe gives you plenty of protein, so it keeps you satisfied all morning. It gets your metabolism going so you burn calories while you work. Best of all, you don’t have to worry about the munchies.

Berry Breakfast Salad: Delicious Food for Your Immune System

In case you didn't know, eating salads for breakfast is a thing now. Salad greens give your digestive system healthy fiber. Citrus fruit and berries get your immune system off to a great start for the day. Whatever you're hungry for, go wild with blueberries, raspberries, goji berries, blackberries and strawberries (and kiwi for extra vitamin C)!

Salad Ingredients:

  • 1 pounds mixed salad greens

  • 2 cups blueberries (or a blend of other berries you have available)

  • 2 cups orange wedges or mandarin oranges

  • 1 cups granola, whole grain oats, quinoa or chia seeds

  • Sliced almonds (optional)

Berry vinaigrette ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup fresh or frozen berries

  • 1/2 cup olive oil

  • 1/2 tbs honey (use less for sweeter berries)

  • 1/2 tbs Dijon mustard

  • Salt and pepper

  • Fresh chopped basil (optional)

Instructions

  1. Blend berry vinaigrette ingredients and refrigerate. You can prepare this vinaigrette ahead of time, and it works for other salads, too.

  2. Toss salad greens with half of the vinaigrette. Arrange on plates.

  3. Place orange wedges, berries and granola on top.

  4. Drizzle with remaining dressing. Finish with fresh basil and almonds.

Overnight Oats With Bananas and Berries: The Ultimate Breakfast for Gut Health

Are you looking to give your gut probiotics for better digestion? A healthy gut is good for your whole body, including your emotions! Taking care of your gut can even help you sleep better at night.

To make this breakfast, you just need to soak old-fashioned rolled oats overnight. In a glass bowl, mix 2 cups oats with 2 cups milk (dairy or non-dairy is fine) and 1 cup Greek yogurt. This only takes five minutes, so this recipe is perfect for people with a busy schedule.

In the morning, add chia seeds, almonds, banana slices, apple chunks, blueberries, kiwi or another topping of your choice. You can even put your overnight oats in a jar to eat chilled at work.

Endless Fruit for Your Health

These are just some of the possibilities. If you're having trouble with inflammation, eat pineapple, blueberries and cherries. If you need a burst of energy for your morning jog, eat a banana before heading out. The best fruit breakfast depends on your goals for the day.


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Food, Fruits, Health, Healthy


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