Simple Healthy Breakfast Cereal

Simple Healthy Breakfast Cereal IMG_1135

If your like me and your on the go with a big family, you are always looking for simple healthy recipes. Cereal tends to be a common household breakfast item, but a lot of times there not exactly providing the fuel you need for a busy day.  In my experience cereal can often leave you unsatisfied and hungry not long after eating.

Your body is looking for fuel to provide energy, not empty calories loaded with sugar. Always read labels! Go to the ingredient list to find out what you are eating.

If you are unsure about an ingredient, just google it and find out what it is! As a general rule, the more ingredients, the less healthy. I look for less ingredients and I want to recognize what is in the food I am feeding my family.

This simple healthy breakfast cereal provides an array of vitamins and healthy fats to nourish your body and give you some get up and go! The cool thing about this recipe is you can be as creative as you would like, and use what you have making it a time saver.

I start with raw nuts. Like I said before use what you have rather than spending a lot of money on specific things, you may find a new combination you like even better.

I am using raw walnuts and raw almonds, because that is what I have. I was out of flaxseeds so I used chia seeds. Either of these options are good. You can read my article, by clicking on the highlighted blue to more about the health benefits of flaxseeds.

Next, I add whatever fruit I have. Today I am using strawberries,blueberries, and half a banana. I then lightly dust with cinnamon, and last I add the non-dairy coconut almond milk. You can use whatever you have, but I prefer a non dairy option, like almond or coconut milk. I always choose the unsweetened so there are no added sugars.IMG_1160

Simple Healthy Breakfast Cereal

1/4  cup raw walnuts

1/4 cup raw almonds

2 tbsp of organic flaxseeds(grind them)

1/4 cup organic strawberries

1/4 cup organic bluberries

!/2 a banana

dust with cinnamon

optional(drizzle with raw unfiltered local honey)

unsweetened coconut almond milk

If you do not have organic that is ok. I am not able to buy everything organic, but there are certain fruits and vegetables that carry higher levels of pesticides so I try to purchase certain things organic when I can. Here is a list you can check out.

This simple healthy cereal is real food and easy. If you enjoyed this recipe or have anything to add or share leave a comment below and share with your friends. Be sure to subscribe to get all our latest recipes and blogs!

To Your Health,

Jenay Green

 

Tiny Seeds With Explosive Health Benefits

Tiny Seeds With Explosive Health Benefits

If your like me the first time I ever heard the word Chia, was the Chia pet commercials advertised on television. I often wondered since I started eating Chia seeds if it was the same seeds used in those Chia Pets and yes they were.

The Chia seeds were a prized food used by the Aztecs and Mayans. These tiny seeds were known for the great source of energy they provided. “Chia” is the ancient Mayan word for strength.

Chia Seeds are a tiny seeds with explosive health benefits. Chia seeds are one of natures richest antioxidants. One of the many benefits of antioxidant rich foods is slowing down the signs of ageing.

Many of us could stop with that, right?  Antioxidants also may play a role in disease prevention such as cancer and heart disease among providing many other health benefits.

Chia seeds are an excellent source of fiber providing 11 grams per once. High fiber diets may protect against type 2 diabetes as fiber is essential for balancing insulin levels.

If you are looking for nutrient dense foods to add to your diet for your weight loss goals Chia seeds are a simple addition.

They keep you feeling full longer, therefore may help with your appetite. Chia seeds are also a great source of plant based protein and can replace some of the nutrients lost in exercise, in addition to preventing dehydration.

Chia seeds are not only noted to help boost metabolism, but may help reduce belly fat as well. They can help regulate bowel movements and promote healthy stool.

A surprise to me was finding out that Chia seeds contain more omega-3 fatty acids than salmon and the best part is they are so easy to add to your diet! Omega 3’s can help lower blood pressure, bad cholesterol, and reduce inflammation.

Consuming a diet high in plant based foods is noted for reducing the risk of disease and supporting overall health.

5 Simple WaysTo Use Chia Seeds

1. Add to cereal, yogurt, or oatmeal.

2. Make your own cereal using your favorite nuts, seeds, and fruits with some almond milk

3. Add to your salads

4. Add to your favorite juice or smoothie recipe

5. Add to any pancake, muffin, or dessert recipes

Be sure to check out Dr. Axe article for further information on the benefits and uses of Chia seeds.

Have you used Chia seeds? If so, share your favorite use for them!

To your health,

Jenay Green

sources: Web MD, Dr, Axe, Medical News Today, Science Daily 2007

photo credit :echiaseeds.com