4 Hacks To Improve Your Breakfast

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Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Yet, people skip the opportunity to kickstart their day with nutrients by eating highly processed/sweetened cereals and yogurts or worst, eating no breakfast at all. We know you probably won’t have time to prepare a lavish meal each morning, but try these five tips to improve the nutritional quality of your breakfast.

1. Add Greens To Your Breakfast: Bacon, eggs, and…kale? Yep! Kale and other dark leafy greens are packed with fiber, potassium and vitamins A & C. Lightly saute 1 cup of kale or spinach and add it to your plate for a morning nutritional boost.

2. Make A Smoothie: Skip the bottled fruit juice and make a smoothie from scratch! Even a basic green smoothie – water, spinach, banana, apple – can provide essential nutrients to help you stay focused and energized throughout your morning.

BONUS: Check out Simple Green Smoothies for easy smoothie recipes!

3. Add Fruit To Your Oatmeal or Whole Grain Cereal: Like greens, fruits are packed with fiber and essential nutrients and vitamins. Add bananas, strawberries, blueberries, and/or raspberries to your cereal or oatmeal and get over the daily recommended intake of vitamin c. BONUS: Add super foods like almonds, acai, and goji berries for added nutritional value.

4. Ancient Grains For Breakfast: Love oatmeal for breakfast? How about quinoa, millet, farro, spelt, or amaranth? Just one cup of cooked quinoa is packed with potassium and 8 grams of protein. Add a little cinnamon to your ancient grains or mix them with your favorite vegetables for a healthier alternative to processed cereals and instant oatmeal.