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We've all heard that good workout is a great way to start the day, but why?
First of all, you put it out of the way first thing in the morning so you don't have to worry about making time in your schedule later on, this itself is proven to help stay consistent with a work out routine and it promotes better decision making regarding your health.
Another good thing of working out early in the morning is all the benefits you get, which you'll be carrying out through the day, this will set your mood in the right direction way before you have to go out and face the world.
Here are just a few of the many benefits of an early work out session:
To make sure you get the most out of your workout you need proper nutrition, and a good nourishing breakfast it is necessary to keep your body healthy and energised.
This bowl will do just that!
I came up with this recipe to make sure I'd get loads of vitamins and minerals, some protein, of course, and I was craving something fresh now that is summer.
The base are some of my favourite fruits which happen to be in season as I write this, mango and papaya. This two fruits alone are a powerhouse of nutrients, they are loaded with fiber, antioxidants, folate, Vitamin C, Vitamin B, amongst many more.
Mango and papaya will kickstart your digestive system, promote brain health, improve your skin and reduce acne symptoms, boost your immune system, manage anemia and diabetes, they even have anti cancer properties!
To get more out of this breakfast we are adding a thick and creamy sauce made with peanut butter, spinach, almond milk and dates. Here we have another powerhouse that will take care of your bones, it will promote muscle growth, and will give you a great energy boost to keep you going for the rest of the morning.
Last but not least, we are topping it off with a sprinkle of sesame seeds, it serves both as a garnish and will add Calcium, Magnesium and Copper to your diet. They might be little but they are super loaded with nutrients, in this case 1 teaspoon per serving will do the trick!
As you can see, this breakfast is super loaded with all the good stuff your body needs after a good work out. Also, it is super morning friendly, a little bit of fruit chopping, a little bit of blending and you are set, you will be enjoying this meal in less then 10 minutes.
No more excuses for healthy mornings!
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|Amount Per Serving|
|Calories 258||From Fat 99|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 11g||16.96%|
|Saturated Fat 2g||10.38%|
|Trans Fat 0g|
|Total Carbohydrate 39g||13%|
|Dietry Fiber 6g||24.67%|
|Vitamin A 5146.23IU||102.92%|
|Vitamin B-12 0µg||0%|
|Vitamin B-6 0.32mg||16.21%|
|Vitamin C 126.79mg||211.32%|
|Vitamin D 18.34IU||4.58%|
|Vitamin D3 0.44µg|
|Vitamin E 4.48mg||14.93%|
|Vitamin K1 (phylloquinone) 152.34µg||190.43%|
|Pantothenic acid 0.7mg||6.97%|
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Calories per gram:
Fat 9 • Carbohydrate 4 • Protein 4
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