Breakfast is the most important meal of the day: in fact, the word literally means ‘break-fast’! When you wake up in the morning, your last meal may have been over 12 hours ago, so it is important you eat breakfast in order to give your body all the vitamins, minerals and glucose it needs to get your body ‘ready for action’.
Our Berry Muesli Sundae (Recipe Book: LGI & LFHF eating plans) is a perfect start to your day… or can even be a ‘colourful’ addition to your menu next time you invite friends over for breakfast / brunch.
Berries are truly one of nature’s most ‘healthy’ foods and are very low in calories. A whole 150g punnet of blueberries / raspberries have around 78 calories, low in carbohydrate AND absolutely no fat! Blueberries & Raspberries are rich in Vitamins A, C, E and beta-carotene as well as rich in the minerals potassium, manganese and magnesium.
Most importantly, though, both types of berries are rich in potent antioxidants. Antioxidants help to stop the production of free radicals: these are groups of ‘damaging’ atoms that impair the structure of human cells and the immune function. Therefore, a high level of free radical activity can lead to disease.
Anthocyanins create the blue colour in blueberries and the red in raspberries. Anthocyanins give berries their antioxidants action – in fact, blueberries have the highest content of anthocyanins in any fruit or vegetable.
Doesn’t just reading this make you want to go out and buy some berries right now?
Our Berry Muesli Sundae Recipe (page 72) is one recommended on our Low Fat, High Fibre eating plan but also suitable as a breakfast choice on Low GI. If you have trouble finding fresh blueberries and raspberries, frozen ones are a great substitute providing there is no sugar added so be sure to check the label.
I am sure you will find our recipe easy to prepare and berry-licious!
PS: If you don’t yet have The Natural Way Recipe Book, drop into your nearest clinic to get your copy, or just call 1300 SLIMMER (754 663) for a book to be posted out to you (RRP only $30.00 plus p&h – but FREE postage with orders over $85).