An Effort to End Nutritional Ignorance
Clients often ask me what I eat for breakfast. As if the answer is a window in to my secret healthy, holy grail. To be honest, I’m still searching for my Health Holy Grail: The potion that crushes my sweet tooth cravings, the meal that leaves me happy, healthy, wealthier and wiser, right?
Well, maybe it’s in a spinach smoothie or maybe it’s in an onion, mushroom and arugula omelet? All I know, is the easiest, tastiest, most filling breakfast for me is my go to Simple Sating Breakfast Bowl:
In a reasonably small bowl or coffee mug, I combine Plain Greek yogurt, fruit and nuts.
Sounds simple. Almost too simple. But lets take a closer look at my Simple Sating Breakfast Bowl’s contents:
Each morning I keep my gut guessing, I mix it up with different fruits, and nuts and berries.
But it always begins with a few dollops of plain greek yogurt.
Skip the flavored junk, which has tons of added sugar…and don’t fall for Dannon or Yoplait “greek-style” yogurts, get the real stuff; I like Fage, Helios or Trader Joe’s Organic European style yogurt. Don’t fret the fat content, it’s great for your gut, your digestion, keep you full and you NEED fat for vitamin absorption, among other things. The probiotics in yogurt, coupled with greek yogurt’s protein punch are fantastic for GI health (and keep you full and regular!)
My fruit choices are usually low glycemic fruits, like organic berries (when they are in season) or a diced organic apple, or sometimes, when I really wanna splurge on my superfood intake, I use goji berries to blast up my ‘health ante’.
The nuts I enjoy with plain Greek Yogurt are either walnuts, almonds (whole, chopped, slivers or sliced), or pecans, though any ole nut’d do. This addition adds protein and keeps you fuller (is that a word?) longer and packs in mega-micronutrients that aid in overall health. Sating.
Oh and don’t forget the cinnamon! I hit it hard with 5-6 dashes! Boosts flavor and lowers blood pressure and cholesterol (or that’s what “they” say, anyway).
The easy clean up tossing a bowl in the dishwasher is simple and sating as well.