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Tuesday, August 26, 2008

EAT: Breakfast of Champions


Well, maybe not the breakfast of champions, but how about the breakfast of busy moms? This is one of my favorite breakfast meals. It's fast, nutritious, tastes delicious, and is easy to make. All you need is one banana, a handful of nuts (almonds, cashews, or Brazil nuts are my top three choices), and a dozen or so Ghiradelli 60% cacao bittersweet chocolate morsels. Mix and match for the best taste, but don't wash it down with milk (find out why below). Here's why this breakfast is good for you:

Bananas - Not only are they high in fiber, they contain three natural forms of sugar guaranteed to give you a quick energy boost.

60% Cacao Bittersweet Chocolate Morsels - A dark chocolate is a potent antioxidant when eaten in moderation helps lower blood pressure. Skip the milk to wash it down though. Milk interferes with the absorption of antioxidants in the body.

Almonds - Raw, unsalted almonds are rich in fiber, protein, calcium, and magnesium, as well as Vitamin E and other trace minerals. 23 almonds = 1 ounce (6 grams of protein!).

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