Here are 5 fast fruity breakfasts that are not only kind to your heart but contain vitamins and minerals that are good for your eyes. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day why not make if fast and easy but very nutritious. Hope you enjoy these.-MDA

By Heart & Vascular Team 

No need to forgo healthly eating when you’re in a hurry.

We know that you’re too busy during the week to prepare complicated, time-consuming breakfasts for you and your family. But that doesn’t mean you have to compromise on health.

Here are five delicious, heart-healthy breakfast ideas that take no more than 10 minutes to prepare. These recipes come from nutritionist Julia Zumpano,  RD, LD, a registered dietitian in Cleveland Clinic’s section of Preventive Cardiology.

You can either fix these meals to eat on the go or enjoy them at home.

Each of these breakfast ideas are designed to incorporate at least three main food groups. This will ensure you and your family receive the necessary protein, fat, fiber, vitamins and minerals necessary for good health.

Yogurt and fruit parfaits

Alternate layers of diced fresh fruit or berries with nonfat plain yogurt and low-fat granola in a tall parfait glass. If you plan to eat them later, use a clear plastic cup and improvise a lid of plastic wrap secured with a rubber band.

Banana berry smoothie

In a blender, mix together one small banana, 1 cup fresh or frozen mixed berries, 1/2 cup 100 percent orange juice, 1/4 cup plain nonfat yogurt and a tablespoon of ground flaxseed or wheat germ. Pour into two 8-ounce glasses or travel cups.

read more: http://health.clevelandclinic.org/2014/08/5-fast-fruity-breakfasts-that-are-kind-to-your-heart/

source: Cleveland Clinic and Health Hub

image: http://www.cookingmatters.com

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