It’s hard to get excited about “superfoods” because it usually means something expensive and hard to find. It’s also hard to get excited about the morning.
But hopefully, we can flip that all upside down and get your day off to a good start.
“Superfood” is a bit of a weird term. It seems like all it means is nutritious foods that might not be native to North America – and if they are, they aren’t particularly well known. That and some marketing.
But guess what? Affordable and readily available foods that have been in North America for a long time are just as super as the hyped-up stuff you read about online.
If you start your day with a cup of coffee or two, some oatmeal, berries, nuts, and an egg, you’re really banging out a super breakfast. No joke. It’s packed with nutrients like valuable antioxidants, fiber, and just about every vitamin and mineral you’d like.
That breakfast right there will keep you full because it’s got protein and fiber. It will help you stay energized because it’s got slow-releasing complex carbohydrates. The fiber will help you stay satiated and work to improve heart health and digestion. All of the antioxidants in the egg, berries, and coffee help battle inflammation to aid you at the cellular level.
Of course, there are a few details that can’t be overlooked. One is that you’ll want to avoid sweetened oats and yogurt. Once sugar is added to these things, they basically become sweets. But that’s where the berries come in, or even a dash of cinnamon.
Take your coffee black or with a little bit of milk. Adding a heap of sugar or syrup will strip its superfood status right off.
For your egg, boil it possible. But if you prefer fried, use a little canola oil instead of coconut oil or butter.
That’s a superfood breakfast you can get excited about. Give it a try!