We all know that we need to introduce more fruit and vegetables into our diet for greater wellness and capacity to boost our body’s natural disease-fighting immune system, but for many of us breakfast is the most difficult meal of the day to substitute those sugary, high fat, high carb, under-nourishing yet over-promising breakfast cereals.

Did you know that back in Feb 2006, The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) had threatened to sue cereal-maker Kellogg and media kingpin Viacom, owner of the Nickelodeon cable network, to stop marketing health-harming foods to children within 30 days?

Did you know that out of more than 50 TV ads for Kellogg products in the US, 98 percent of them were for products whose ingredients included, by weight, more than 35 percent of extra sugars? Source: Mercola.com

The Following Put Your Body On An Unwanted And Unadvisable Blood Sugar Ride:

The following are brekkie “no-no’s” with empty carb calories and little or no protein and fast tracks to nutrition disaster: white flour anything such as pancakes, bagels, waffles, toast, donuts, pastries, scones, bagels, pies, any processed cereals, breakfast bars, crumpets, muffins and fruit muffins.  These typically will provide you with a high blood-sugar level, so your body will adjust for then drop, putting you off the rails on a topsy-turvy blood-sugar ride all day long …

The following Are At The Too fatty End Of The Spectrum:

Fried chipolatas, sausages, bacon strips, cream cheese on anything, cheesy omelets made from block (tasty or cheddar) cheese, egg or sausage McMuffins from MacDonalds or Burger King (Hungry Jacks), hash browns, anything cooked or deep fried in monosaturated, fatty, vegetable oils.

So where do we go from here? What can be done to introduce more fruits at breakfast?

Here’s Just 4 Inspiring New Ideas To Get You Started For A Fruitier Breakfast:

1.  Make a simple Mango Lassi. A “Lassi” is is a popular and traditional Punjab yogurt-based drink from India and Pakistan. Get out the blender and blend 1 whole mango (stripped of the stone and with the skin peeled) with 350ml plain (or greek) yogurt. Blend. Enjoy. Takes 2 minutes to prepare and goes down super-well!

Avoid the temptation to use fruit yogurts which use lowest grade fruit and with unwanted sugar added. Avoid low fat yogurt too (yes, you heard me right!) — check any low fat yogurt and you’ll see the sugar content has been increased! Sugar will impede your body’s immune system! Avoid at A-L-L costs for your health’s sake! Your health is #1!!!

2.  Go the fruit smoothie: blend half a banana, 1 handful of strawberries, 1 handful of fresh or frozen blueberries, 200ml of fresh (or frozen yogurt,) and 200g of LSA (Linseed, Sunflower meal and Almond Meal) for a fresh, highly-charged get-you-going fruit drink that has plenty on offer and lots of antioxidants to clean out your body’s system!

3.  Grab a bowl and add 3 heaped tablespoons of natural yogurt, add 3 heaped tablespoons of LSA (Linseed, Sunflower meal and Almond Meal,) 2 x tablespoons of organic dessicated coconut, 2 tablespoons of organic cold-pressed, extra virgin coconut oil, combine thoroughly and then top it off with finely chopped seasonal rockmelon.

4.  Create a fruit salad with seasonal fruits such as prepared strawberries, sliced mango, chopped apple, chopped ripened pear and then combine some fresh passion fruit and freshly juiced lemon juice in a cup with freshly chopped mint leaves then pour it all over the top! Chill for half an hour then serve and enjoy! By the way the lemon juice will stop the apple from going brown so you can prepare in advance and it will still present well! Prepare enough in tupperware to last 2-3 breakfasts.

Greater health awaits your body. It just takes a decision to do what is required to feel better, look better, avoid costly and time-wasting illnesses and doctor visits, and have loads more energy giving you more options in your life — to do the things you’ve dreamed to do.

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