Fruits For Breakfast

Breakfast is an important meal of your day. It improves your energy levels and heightens your ability to concentrate on the tasks at hand. Having breakfast can help you manage weight, reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes as also heart disease in the long term. If time constraints keep you stuck in your toast and coffee routine, here are a few quick fruit-based breakfasts that you can rustle up in your kitchen:

Stewed apples served with yoghurt and a touch of cinnamon.

Ripe red apples need little or no added sweetness. When stewing for breakfast, peel and quarter the apples, remove the core, then put in a saucepan with a few tablespoons of water, apple juice or orange juice. Cover and simmer over low heat until the apples have almost dissolved. Bring them to room temperature before adding a dollop of Greek yoghurt and sprinkling cinnamon. Cinnamon can boost metabolism and is a useful addition to your weight loss diet.

Banana and honey smoothie.

Bananas make a nutritious addition to your breakfast. They provide natural sugars, fibre, minerals, and vitamins. For a sumptuous banana and honey smoothie, put a roughly chopped ripe banana, 3/4 cup of yoghurt, a tablespoon honey, a generous pinch of ground nutmeg and about four ice cubes in a blender. Blend until smooth and serve immediately. You could even replace banana with ripe figs from time to time.

Nectarine salad.

You will need four nectarines, stones removed, cut into eighths ¼ cup, mixed fresh berries of your choice, half a teaspoon of grated fresh ginger, a teaspoon of organic soft jaggery powder, juice of half lime and plain Greek yoghurt. Put all the ingredients into a large bowl and gently toss together. Allow the salad to marinate for at least 30 minutes. Have with a dollop of yoghurt.