This morning I wanted to try an all fruit breakfast to test a couple of things. First I wanted to see how long it would keep my hunger in check. Second I wanted to know if this was enough food to take my vitamins without experiencing any GI discomfort. Also, I like knowing that I have had my minimum number of fruit servings in for the day. This is something I always have trouble with and getting it out of the way early in the day works well for me.
My hubby had his normal oatmeal with apples, cranberries but with ground flaxseeds instead of walnuts this morning for the additional nutrition. For lunch he took leftover whole grain, lentil and veggie casserole from yesterday, an apple with walnut butter and kale chips. I will probably have a big veggie salad for lunch today, but I certainly haven’t planned that far ahead yet. Here are the stats on what I had this morning for breakfast.
E2L Breakfast: Apples and Blueberries
3 apples, cored and diced
1 cup blueberries
Combine and consume immediately before the apples oxidize.
Amount Per Serving
Calories - 299.64
Calories From Fat (3%) - 9.95
Total Fat - 1.19g
Saturated Fat - 0.16g
Cholesterol - 0mg
Sodium - 5.62mg
Potassium - 556.94mg
Total Carbohydrates - 78.62g
Fiber - 13.49g
Sugar - 57.76g
Protein - 2.17g
When I finished eating this morning I felt a little unsatisfied. I assume this is because I am accustomed to oatmeal in the morning now. This meal was definitely much lighter than oatmeal. When I post lunch today I will let you know how the bowl of fruit kept me full.
There were no big standouts in terms of nutrition from this meal. However, many of the health protective factors in fruit aren’t shown in traditional vitamins and minerals. Apples, particularly the skin, are known to contain many polyphenols that fight cancer. Blueberries contain substances that have been shown to induce cancer cell suicide in lab experiments. Both apples and blueberries are items I like to add to our diet every chance I get.
For now I am off to clean both refrigerators and make my grocery shopping list for tomorrow. Then I need to do a little cleaning around the house and I also need to exercise. After all of that I will be back with an update of what I made myself for lunch that was E2L friendly. I hope you are all having a good day.