I wanted to share with you a new antioxidant-rich breakfast I came up with recently. I developed this recipe because I think breakfast is the most important meal of the day.
So I’ve always put a lot of effort into making breakfast. That was easy when I worked from home. Now my home is a camper and I spend a lot of time volunteering. While I like Larabars and KIND Bars, they just weren’t enough for breakfast.
Plus, I was inspired by all the research I did on antioxidants and detox to up my intake. So here’s the recipe I came up with. It’s quick and easy, is loaded with antioxidants and the B vitamins your detox system needs, and it will keep you going until lunch.
1/3 cup - Hodgson Mill Whole Wheat Baking Mix (they also have a gluten-free mix)
1 scoop - MaryRuth Organics Pumpkin Protein Powder (scoop is in the container)
2 scoops - LivFit Super Food Protein Blend (scoop is in the bag) http://amzn.to/1UdVwik
1 tablespoon - Nut butter (almond, cashew, walnut, peanut etc. in glass jars)
Raw Honey (packaged in glass jar)
Dried Organic Fruit (Apples, apricots, plums, dates, mangos)
Mix the dry ingredients and add enough water to make a wet cookie dough texture. Add a heaping tablespoon of nut butter (or some type of oil) and mix well. Microwave for 1 - 1.45 minutes. Top with raw honey and dried fruit.
Wash this breakfast down with an antioxidant rich beverage like coffee, green tea or black tea. Or if you don’t mind a few more calories, have a glass of pomegranate or grape juice.
The dry ingredients in this simple breakfast contain:
· Calories - 285
· Fiber - 8 grams
· Protein - 23 grams
· Sugar - 7 grams
· 100% of your daily B1 (Thiamin, B2 (Riboflavin), B6 and B12. (Help your body make glutathione)
· 35% of your daily Vitamin A, C, E, K
You’re also adding additional polyphenols and other antioxidants, depending on the type of nut butter, fruit and honey you use.
I make up a big batch of the dry ingredients. For every cup of baking mix add 3 scoops of the pumpkin protein powder and 6 scoops of LivFit powder. Stir well. To make breakfast, use the scoop from the Pumpkin powder to measure out a serving (2 scoops).
Want a simple, nutritious way to blast those pesky free radicals and boost your glutathione? Then give this antioxidant rich, detox breakfast a try. Let me know how it works for you.