When you have a morning ballet class it can be difficult to muster up the energy (especially if you had a long performance the night before). Even on an ordinary day, I know I need to fuel up or else I simply can’t function. A bowl of cereal or oatmeal just doesn’t cut it for me and I’ll get hungry within a couple of hours, so lately I’ve been hooked on Jimmy Dean breakfast croissants with sausage, egg and cheese. But that’s really unhealthy so I recently found a much better solution: a hearty breakfast bowl with lots of (healthy) carbs, fiber, omega 3’s and antioxidants that energizes me and keeps me full longer. It’s really easy to make, too!

Update: The types of cereals I now use has changed a bit because I found even healthier varieties since making this video. Please see the list below of “BU Approved” cereals…

There are an infinite number of variations on this recipe (which I modified from this book, The Engine 2 Diet, btw), and you can make it however you like, but here’s what I used below…

Ingredients I used:

(You can use more or less depending on how hungry you are.)

  • 3-4 Different Kinds of Cereal* (see below for a list of approved varieties)
  • 1/2 Grapefruit
  • 1 Kiwi
  • 1 (or 1/2) Banana
  • 1 Hand-full Raisins
  • Organic Cold Milled Ground Flaxseed
  • Soy Milk

*List of “BU Approved” Cereals:

  • Shredded Wheat
  • Grape Nuts
  • Ezekiel 4:9 Whole Grain Cereals
  • Uncle Sam Toasted Whole Wheat Berry Flakes & Flaxseed Cereal
  • Nature’s Path Organic Heritage Flakes or Flax Plus Flakes

Note: There are more cereals than just those listed above that are OK, but these are my favorites. The criteria I used for the list above was: whole grains ONLY and NO added sugar or processed sweeteners.

Just put them all in a bowl, and voila! A yummy, healthy breakfast.

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Hi, I'm Mary Fernandez! I'm a ballet teacher and mother of two rambunctious boys. As if my three boys (hubby included) didn't keep me busy enough, I also enjoy getting back into dancing shape and studying the Teaching Method of Classical Dance. Grab a cup of tea or coffee, follow me, and I'll tell you about it!
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