This super quick homemade cereal recipe is filled with antioxidants and will also help detox your body, help you lose weight (IF that’s your goal), give you more energy, reduce inflammation and more! Here’s why…
Blueberries – these bad boys, also known as the King of Antioxidants (which help defend your cells from damage caused by potentially harmful free radicals) are low in calories but high in nutrients, particularly fiber, vitamin C and vitamin K. They reduce DNA damage which may protect against aging and cancer, protect cholesterol in your blood from becoming damaged, and can lower blood pressure. Blueberries also help maintain brain function, improve memory and may reduce muscle damage after strenuous exercise.
Hemp Seeds – these guys are a complete source of protein, providing all 9 essential amino acids which are the building blocks for all proteins. Arginine is one of these amino acids and is beneficial to heart health! Hemp seeds are also a great source of fatty acids (which help oxygen transport throughout the body, provide energy, and help develop strong tissues and organs), low in saturated fat (found in butter, cheese and red meat which can raise your “bad” cholesterol), and contain no trans fat (man-made fat.., the worst kind). Hemp seeds also contain fiber, vitamins and minerals, protect the brain (thanks to antioxidants), boost heart health, reduce inflammation and more!
Chia Seeds – these pretty things deliver a huge amount of nutrients with very few calories, are loaded with antioxidants, practically all the carbs in them are fiber, are high in quality protein, and high in Omega-3 fatty acid!
Flaxseed – loaded with nutrients, these seeds are also high in Omega-3 fatty acids, are a rich source of lignans which may reduce cancer risk, are rich in fiber, may improve cholesterol and lower blood pressure, and also contain high quality protein!
Almond Milk – this skin superfood is low in calories, low in sugar, high in vitamin E (antioxidant that combats inflammation and stress in the body and benefits brain health), a good source of calcium, enriched with vitamin D (in case you don’t get enough time in the sun) and naturally lactose-free, dairy-free and vegan and super easy to add to your diet.
Now that you know why this cereal is such a great way to kick off your day, you’re wanting the recipe, huh?! Well, here ya go…
Morning Blueberry Detox Cereal:
Leave a comment after you give it a try – let me know what you think!