Fruit, Flax & Yoghurt
Starting the day off with fruit is a great way to kick start your fibre intake for the day and although this recipe suggests mango and blueberries, use the fruit you have and choosing seasonal fruits is always more cost-effective. Fruit and yoghurt are a great combination with flax seed adding in some omega-3s. If you are time poor this easy breakfast recipe is perfect to throw together in just 5 minutes.
Fruit, Flax & Yoghurt – Key Nutrients
The nutritional value of this recipe will vary depending on the fruits and yoghurt you choose. It’s important to note that dairy-free yoghurts contain very little protein and therefore a dairy-free option might not keep you feeling full for long. If that’s the case, add some additional nuts or a scoop of protein powder to keep you feeling fuller for longer.
Flaxseed is a great way to increase plant based omega 3’s into your diet. Other good plant-based sources include walnuts, chia and hemp seeds. Omega 3’s are an essential part of the diet and have a key role in brain function, heart health and reducing inflammation.
If you’d like to learn more about the health benefits of flaxseed, read my article here and some extra breakfast ideas;
Amy Savage is a qualified Nutritionist with a Bachelor of Health Science in Nutritional & Dietetic Medicine and is available for consultations online and in Sydney CBD. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for further details.