by: Yuri Elkaim

Healthy Breakfast Bowl

With the new year right around the corner, you may be considering some healthy resolutions. It’s easy to blow these in just a few weeks, so let’s start with an easy one—swap out your regular breakfast cereal for this healthy breakfast bowl.

Simply put, boxed cereal is no good for you. Even if it’s billed as a healthy breakfast cereal, it’s likely filled with refined flour, corn, corn syrup, artificial colors, and sugar. In fact, there are as many health dangers lurking in a bowl of processed breakfast cereal as there are in a can of soda.

It’s time to recognize that colorful cardboard crap for what is: a bad way to start your day.

Why not opt for a healthy breakfast “cereal” instead?

Here’s what I love to eat: a big, incredible bowl of Blueberry Fiber Starter. It’s perhaps the first of my healthy breakfast recipes that I recommend to anyone looking to reboot their diet.

Why I Love This Healthy Breakfast Bowl

Filled with nourishing nuts and seeds, antioxidant-packed raw berries, and healthy dairy-free nut milk, you can mix together this breakfast bowl as quickly as you can pour a serving of Marshmallow Flakes, only this vibrant breakfast will stay with you all day long.

No energy crash, no sugar cravings, no acid-forming gluten to mess with your gut. This recipe makes a great paleo cereal swap, and is also vegan, low-carb, and 100% sugar free.

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Let’s take a quick look at what makes this healthy breakfast bowl so awesome:

1. Blueberries

I’m sure you know that blueberries are healthy, but do you realize just how healthy they are. They’re tiny little nutrition bombs! With the the highest amount of antioxidants of any fruits—in addition to being a rich source of polyphenols—blueberries have been proven to benefit brain, heart and skin health, and can help reduce your cancer risk. [1] [2]

2. Hemp Seeds

Hemp seeds are a severely underrated source of omega-3 fatty acids, which reduce inflammation in the body and can boost your cognitive function and reduce your risk of heart disease. [3]

[Related: 8 Yummy Ways to Eat Hemp Seeds]

3. Chia

Chia seeds are remarkably tiny, but pack so much nutrition inside. They’re a fantastic source of protein, fiber, omega-3 fatty acids and healthy, unsaturated fat. They’re also rich in thiamine, calcium, phosphorus, niacin, magnesium and copper. [4]

4. Flax

Flax seeds are especially rich in one important omega-3 fatty acid: alpha-linolenic acid which has been shown to reduce risk of cancer and heart disease. [5]

All of these ingredients makes this a deceptively healthy breakfast bowl that is as tasty as it is good for you.

With it being wintertime, you can also make this recipe hot. Just add warm almond milk to your bowl, and you’ll have a delicious and filling comfort-food breakfast made quick.

Give this breakfast bowl recipe a shot… I promise you will be satisfied!

Blueberry Fiber Starter Breakfast Bowl

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Fiber Starter Breakfast Bowl
Swap out that nutrition-deficient cereal for this hearty breakfast bowl of high-fiber, gluten-free goodness. It's a great way to kickstart your energy each morning.
Healthy Breakfast: Fiber Starter Cereal Bowl
Prep Time 5 minutes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Healthy Breakfast: Fiber Starter Cereal Bowl
  1. Combine the first five ingredients in a bowl. Pour almond milk over the top. Let the bowl sit for 2 to 3 minutes before serving to allow the chia seeds to absorb the liquid and expand.
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Yuri Elkaim

Yuri Elkaim

Yuri Elkaim is one of the world’s most trusted health and fitness experts. A former pro soccer player turned NYT bestselling author of The All-Day Energy Diet and The All-Day Fat Burning Diet, his clear, science-backed advice has transformed the lives of more than 500,000 men and women and he’s on a mission to help 100 million people by 2040. Read his inspiring story, “From Soccer to Bed to No Hair on My Head” that started it all.