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!
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.