Even though breakfast is the “most important meal of the day”, there’s only so much eggs-and-toast, instant oatmeal, or dunkable rusks you can take. Why not mix it up a bit and get the most out of your morning munch by adding these amazing superfoods to your daily diet?
1. Pistachio nuts
They may be difficult to extract from their tough shells, but well worth the effort. Pistachios have cholesterol-lowering properties and they taste delicious with almost anything. Sprinkle them on your muesli or add them to a morning fruit salad or yoghurt to provide extra flavour and lower your cholesterol.
Chickpeas are a great source of fibre and protein, so hummus not only tastes great, but has bona fide nutritional benefits. Spread it on your whole wheat toast or top off an omelette with this delicious topping.
Rich in vitamin C, raspberries provide a sweet something to muesli and yoghurt, or a warm stack of morning flapjacks. Blueberries are all the rage now for their skin-softening, brain-boosting and cancer-preventing power. You could also return to the old favourite – strawberries – for a delicious breakfast boost.
Known for its cancer-fighting benefits, turmeric can also add a wonderful new flavour to old breakfast staples like omelettes or scrambled eggs.
Flaxseed has garnered special mention in health shops for the last 10 years for its omega-3 fatty acid content, which is excellent for brain health, as well as being a great source of fibre. Why buy a flaxseed supplement when you can sprinkle a whole tablespoon of ground flaxseed over your morning muesli (in summer) or oatmeal (in winter) and get all the taste and health benefits too?
Pumpkin seeds, goji berries, sunflower seeds, raisins, and mixed nuts will also all go a long way to making breakfast not only the most important meal of the day, but also your favourite meal of the day!
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