Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Apple Almond Butter Breakfast

"Skip ropes, not breakfast..."

Some mornings I want a simple easy breakfast that will fuel me until lunch but isn't a big undertaking.

Your morning meal is super important as it gets your metabolism fired up for the day. A healthy breakfast sets you up to make better food choices throughout the day. It is a good time to eat fats and protein because your body has all day to use them up.

A current staple for me these days is an apple cut up and topped with almond butter, ground flax seed and cinnamon.  It also makes a great afternoon or after school snack.

The apple gives you lots of fibre and antioxidants and helps keep you full until lunch.

The almond butter has tons of protein and iron to fuel you for a busy morning plus vitamin E for smooth skin.

The flax seeds of course have omega fatty acids to fire up your brain and keep your heart healthy.

The cinnamon has amazing cleansing properties for your liver - plus it gives yummy flavour.

1 apple of your choice, preferably organic
1 -2 Tbsp almond butter
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp ground flax seeds

Obviously I made this pretty for the picture (#Instagram) but you don't necessarily have to core it and slice it as shown. You can cut it up any old way you like and then smear a little almond butter on each piece and sprinkle with ground flax and cinnamon. If you are taking it to go and don't want to cut the apple until you are are at work - put a couple tablespoons of almond butter in a small container and stir the cinnamon and flax in to make a super healthy "dip" - this is a perfect way to "hide" the flax from people who think they don't like it ;-)


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