Healthy Breakfast = Slimmer Waistline
Research shows that a healthy breakfast, low in refined foods (like sugar and white flour), can lead to better concentration and attention throughout the morning. It also means a slimmer waistline and more energy throughout the day.
Unfortunately, most easy breakfast options you find in the grocery store are loaded with sugar and other refined ingredients.
For example … granola bars. Fast, convenient, and healthy. Well, fast and convenient. I have yet to find a granola bar with less than 7 grams of sugar – waaaaaay too much sugar to be part of a healthy breakfast. And most granola bars have a lot more sugar – some as much as 16 grams of sugar.
Don’t despair. I have a delicious answer to sugary breakfast woes.
Delicious Breakfast – Healthy and Fast
Here’s a healthy breakfast idea for you.
High-fiber, slimming oats; naturally sweet bananas, dates, and raisins; luscious almond butter; and a handful of omega-3-rich walnuts and you have a delicious start to a beautiful day!
Keep a batch in the freezer so you have something quick to eat on busy mornings. (They’re best reheated in the toaster oven, but I’ve also reheated them in a toaster, on a comal, and even in a covered pan over low heat.)
Why are these Banana Breakfast Bites so good-for-you?
1. They are sugar-free. Americans eat far too much sugar, but these Banana Breakfast Bites give you a sweet, healthy, no-sugar start to your day.
2. They are sweetened naturally with healthy, nutrient-rich fruit.
3. They provide your body with a huge boost of vitamin B6 (which helps support adrenal function and maintain a calm and healthy nervous system), manganese (which helps build health bones and reduces inflammation), and magnesium (which helps keep blood sugar levels stable).
4. They also give you a pretty good dose of thiamine and protein.
5. They are loaded with slimming fiber.
6. They have no refined grains.
7. They provide healthy fats.
Banana Breakfast Bites
- 2 1/2 cups quick oats - gluten-free if desired
- 1 1/2 cups chopped raw walnuts
- 1/4 cup chopped dates
- 1/2 cup raisins
- 1 cup unsweetened, shredded coconut
- 1/2 cup date sugar
- 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
- 1/4 cup almond butter
- 2 tablespoons soft coconut oil - (or if you are trying to avoid refined fats, use almond butter)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 cups mashed, very ripe bananas - (about 4 large bananas)
- Mix together dry ingredients (oats through salt).
- In a separate (large) mixing bowl, mix together almond butter, coconut oil, and vanilla.
- Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients. Mix well but don’t overmix.
- Bake at 350°F for 15 to 20 minutes or until nicely browned on the bottom.
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