Friday, August 28, 2009

Superfood Recipe - Blueberry Breakfast Salad

Blueberry Breakfast Salad
A salad for breakfast? You’ll be a convert when you taste the natural sweetness of this terrific fruity dish. Fruit and sunflower seeds give you healthy fiber to keep you feeling full for hours, plus provides dozens of vital nutrients. Sunflower seeds also have heart-healthy zinc, Vitamin E, and omega3 fatty acids.

Studies have shown that as little as 8 grams of additional fiber in your diet each day translates to 150 fewer calories eaten. That’s because fiber keeps your tummy feeling full. This scrumptious salad has a whopping 12 grams of fiber so you’re off to a great start!

Add metabolism boosting cinnamon and calcium enriched cottage cheese, and this blueberry breakfast salad creates the perfect morning dish.


1 unpeeled, chopped apple
1/2 c sunflower seed nuts
1/2 c pineapple chunks
1 sliced banana
2 tbs honey
1 tbs fresh orange juice
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp Cinnamon
1 c nonfat cottage cheese
3/4 c blueberries
fresh or frozen
4 melon halves


Combine apples, sunflower seed nuts, raisins, dates, banana, blueberries, honey, orange juice, vanilla and cinnamon in a nice serving bowl and mix lightly to blend. Spoon cottage cheese into melon halves, top with fruit.

Makes 4 servings.

Nutritional Information per Serving:

Calories 450
Protein 15 g
Dietary Fiber 12 g
Carbohydrates 110
Sodium 300mg
Fat 10g

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