Strawberry Shortcake Breakfast Bowl. An easy prep–ready in 5 minutes. Put a delightful, nutrient-packed spin on breakfast!
Make Mornings Great Again
Let’s face it: The way you start your day creates the vibe for the remainder of it. You may think that McMuffin gives you what you need, but rest assured your body and brain greatly disagree. If your body could tell you what it thinks, well . . . it might be considered profane. What you need is brain food and body food!
At face value, antioxidants sound negative and free radicals sound positive. I mean who likes to be “anti” anything. And if those radicals are free who are we to keep them down?
Not so much.
Here’s the Q&D (that’s quick and dirty): Free radicals are bad. They are missing electrons. So in their terrible little way they go around trying to steal their missing electron from complete molecules. This results in damage to the previously complete molecule and turns it into a bad guy (or free radical) too.
Antioxidants, on the other hand, are like the superheroes keeping those villains at bay. They come in and donate the missing electrons to the free radicals, so the free radicals leave the healthy molecules alone. I love those guys. True to their superhero form, the antioxidants are stable or function with or without the electron they gave up, so things are a little better in the neighborhood!
The strawberries in this plant-based breakfast give you a nice dose of antioxidants and we have vitamins A and C to thank for that! Add vitamin B-6, magnesium, calcium and a healthy dose of fiber to the list of nutritional benefits. All that combined with the plant-based protein, omega-3s, fiber and additional nutrients offered by the oats, almond meal, and flax. Top those nutrients with that wonderful vanilla-infused sweet fruity taste — what’s not to love?!
In Case Five Minutes is Still Too Long!
Ever wonder what to do with empty coconut oil jars? For a great time saver I like to mix up several servings of the dry ingredients (gluten-free oats, almond meal and golden flaxseed) ahead of time and store them in a sealed jar in the refrigerator. Shake before measuring (to ensure even distribution), then measure 1/3 cup plus 2 tablespoons into your bowl or pan, add remaining ingredients and cook! You just made quick and easy that much better.
Strawberry Shortcake Breakfast Bowl
This warm dish will warm your heart and replenish you soul. Come on, start your day right. Leave your house with a smile!