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A Happy, Healthy Start to Your Day

While I do love some vegan pancakes, a tasty tofu scramble, or a fresh veggie saute to start my day, sometimes my body craves a simple fresh breakfast. That's when I reach for my basket of fruit and put together a healthful bowl of sweetness. I chop up a variety of fruit and round out the meal with a homemade muffin, or a cup of granola, and a big cup of green tea with a drizzle of agave.

~Red berry & chocolate granola, 1/2 a banana~
one tangelo, apple slices, fresh kiwi and green tea with agave

You can also always toss your fruit into a cup of yogurt, add a handful of raw cashews and dried fruit, or mix with granola and splash on some milk.  I've even surrounded a square of leftover cornbread with fruit! So many delicious possibilities!

~Fresh blueberries, raspberries and almond granola on top of ~
coconut flavored almond milk yogurt

~Dried apricots, fresh blueberries, cherries and raw cashews~

~Vegan sweet cornbread, fresh blueberries, sliced pluot and raw cashews~

Obviously there is no specific recipe instructions for this kind of breakfast, but I encourage you to eat the rainbow! Choose a few different fresh or dry fruits. There are so many to choose from! Apples, mandarins, plums, pluots, cherries, blueberries, raspberries, bananas, you name it! This type of breakfast always makes me feel good about what I just put in my body and I am satisfied until lunch time rolls around.

If using fresh fruit, choose fruits that are in season. Why? Well, because they just taste better! Not to mention you can support your local farmers by picking up those fruits at a farmers' market nearby. These fruits will look better, smell better and be better. There is nothing like strolling through all that produce, smelling the fresh fruits and seeing all the beautiful colors jump out at you. It truly is a beautiful experience. Your body will appreciate it.


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