Start Your Day the Serene Way: 5 Super Healthful Breakfasts
For Americans cereal is often the go-to breakfast of choice. Milk, cereal, and maybe some fruit on top and you’re set, right? Not so fast. Breakfast cereals are for the most part overly processed and often the furthest thing from a whole food. They also have a lot of added sugars, preservatives, and calories.
Last week the Wellness Warrior wrote about what’s in some of our favorite so-called healthy cereals. It’s scary stuff. So instead of reaching for your favorite bowl of breakfast cereal, why not consider a healthy alternative?
1. Plain Yogurt with Raw Honey, Nuts, and Fruit
It’s really important that if you’re going to eat yogurt that you choose the right yogurt. Yogurt can include tons of additives like high fructose corn syrup, loads of sugar, sweeteners, stabilizers, thickeners, and preservatives. While the commercial variety does have a lot of added junk, by choosing organic or artisanal varieties, you can easily avoid it. The key is to read labels. Choose plain, organic yogurt with tons of probiotics. Top with raw nuts that still have all their nutrients intact because they haven’t been cooked, along with organic fruit. Instead of eating foods with added sugars, control the sweeteners in your foods by adding your own honey. Honey is truly nature’s sweetener. And if you purchase it in the raw variety you can enjoy some truly significant health benefits. It depends on the floral variety of honey that you eat but it may include niacin, riboflavin, calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, zinc, and it’s known for its antioxidant value.