A healthy breakfast recipe is a bowl of fresh fruit in season with some
yogurt, nuts, and flaxseed meal - yum! Scroll down to get the recipe for this fresh fig and yogurt dish. Figs are impossible to get out of season and because they are quite perishable they taste great fresh. The kind of yogurt you use is up to you but I love The Greek Gods, a traditional Greek yogurt which has to be
tasted to believe how good yogurt can be! This is about 2 oz. so it's
80 calories worth. Yes, it has sugar in it, about 7 grams so you aren't
eating very much.
I bet you never knew healthy breakfast ideas could taste so sensational! Truly delicious and truly healthful at the same time. And did I mention filling? Let me tell you what 3 figs can do for you. They are perfect for people needing to manage their weight.
The more fiber you eat on your way to thin, the better. Figs are a terrific source of fiber. Three figs dried or fresh contain about 5 grams of fiber. They stay in the stomach longer and make you feel full so you won't feel like snacking. They're also sweet and satisfy the craving for something sweet to eat.
Figs are a great source of potassium which helps to control blood pressure and stabilize cholesterol. Three figs contain 10% of your daily requirement. Figs also contain some B6. Three figs provide 100 mg. calcium for strong bones and a healthy heart and some manganese for strong bones and wound healing.
Fresh Fruit, Nuts, and Yogurt
3 figs cut into quarters and 1/2 cup berries*
2 heaping T. of high quality yogurt (Greek is yummy)
7 walnuts or other nuts chopped
1 T. flaxseed meal
1 - 2 heaping teaspoons lecithin (available in the refrigerated section of natural foods stores)
330 calories (with figs) *
Other fruit ideas: 1/2 mango, 1/2 cup fresh pineapple, 1 apple in quarters, 1 pear in quarters, 1 peach in quarters, whatever is in season, combined or by itself.
This is one of our printable low glycemic index recipes.
will provide you with different but wonderful, health benefits including lots of antioxidants.
The nuts will give you about 50 grams of protein and the essential fatty acids, omega 3 fats. The flaxseed meal is also a great source of essential fatty acids.
Lecithin consists mostly of the B vitamin choline and also contains linoleic acid and inositol. It is derived from soybeans, a lipid with many health benefits including protection from cardiovascular disease and improving brain and nerve function. Lecithin promotes energy and protects the organs and arteries from fatty buildup.
Like I said, it's a healthy breakfast recipe especially when
you add the flaxseed meal and lecithin. And it tastes as good as it looks!
When it comes to low glycemic recipes, a healthy breakfast recipe is essential! You want to start your idea out right - no sugar spikes - some protein, good fats and low glycemic carbs are essential. When you have a filling breakfast that wakes you up and gets you moving and sustains your energy until your next meal, you will be making wise food choices all day long!
Bon appétit !
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