Superfood Healthy Breakfast Ideas

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Superfoods are foods that are low in calories and despite their low calorie content they are rich in nutrition. Eating superfoods for breakfast will allow you to begin your day with a diet rich in fiber, vitamins, minerals and antioxidant compounds. Superfood breakfasts will provide a significant amount of energy and fiber to help keep you feeling full longer.

Blueberries with Wheat Germ

Eat oatmeal mixed with blueberries. Adding blueberries to the breakfast will increase the superfood health benefits. Blueberries contain a high amount of phytonutrients and antioxidants, powerful chemicals that protect against cell damage. Also, blueberries are high in fiber and vitamin C and are low in calories. Oatmeal provides 4 grams of fiber per serving, making it a fiber-rich food. Fiber-rich diets promote heart health and help keep a person’s digestive system working properly. Oatmeal contains soluble fiber, the type of fiber that reduces cholesterol levels in the blood.

Sweet Potatoes

Serve sweet potatoes for breakfast and you will have a superfood breakfast. Sweet potatoes are considered to be a superfood because they are low in calories, contain an insignificant amount of fat and are rich in an assortment of vitamins and minerals. The Center for Science in the Public Interest reports that sweet potatoes contain high amounts of carotenoids, vitamin C, potassium and fiber making them one of the best vegetables.

The Kitchn website suggests eating a cooked sweet potato for breakfast by filling it with 1/2 cup of plain yogurt, 1 tbsp. maple syrup and 2 tbsp. of chopped walnuts. Plain yogurt that does not have added sugar is a healthy breakfast option because it provides you with protein, potassium, calcium, zinc and B vitamins, notes the Center for Science in the Public Interest. The nuts will also provide a rich amount of nutrients and heart-healthy unsaturated fats.

Tofu Scramble with Kale

Scramble up some extra firm tofu in a frying pan and add diced kale.Tofu is a rarity among plant foods because it is a complete protein, containing all the essential amino acids your body needs. Kale provides high amounts of vitamin A and vitamin C, according to the Produce for Better Health Foundation.

Add in other vegetables to the tofu scramble to add more flavors and increase the nutritional content. Possible vegetables to use include tomatoes, orange peppers, red peppers and spinach. Use a liquid mixture of vegetable bouillon and water to flavor the scramble tofu. The amount used will depend on your desired taste but start off using no more than a tablespoon and add more in small amounts until your desired flavor is achieved.

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