This simple and sophisticated pomegranate breakfast is perfect for those busy mornings. You get the vitamin C boost to help you manage your day without stress!
I know that not everyone is a breakfast enthusiast, and while some of us would love to have some, we run out of time, and breakfast becomes less of a priority!
However, you don't need to spend hours cooking in the morning to eat a perfect healthy breakfast. Throw a few ingredients together, and you are set for the morning.
There's nothing fancy or complicated about this pomegranate breakfast, you get fresh fruits that offer you vitamins and dietary fiber, and I love how easy it is to have it in the morning. Well, there's the chewing part which, to me, makes all the difference!
A full-fat yogurt or an excellent plant-based yogurt adds protein, making this quick breakfast healthy. You can also enjoy this breakfast with a glass of pomegranate juice.
What do you get from this quick breakfast?
- Arils from pomegranate are rich in copper, potassium, and phosphorus. This fruit is a good source of vitamin Bs as well as C and K.
- Pomegranate has polyphenols that promote beneficial gut bacteria like Bifidobacterium and Lactobacillus.
- Pomegranate is the richest fruit in ellagitannins, a type of polyphenol that acts as an antioxidant that has anticancer protection.
- Gut bacteria break down ellagitannins into Urolithins, which have been shown to protect against and proliferation of breast cancer.
- Urolithins may also reduce the risk of neuroinflammation in Alzheimer's Disease.
- With its sweet and tangy taste, kiwi is highly rich in vitamin C than an orange, and It's rich in vitamin K and potassium.
- Kiwi can help in the case of asthma because it's high in vitamin C, which boosts the immune system and can improve the respiratory system.
- Vitamin C helps decrease the effects of stress as it can stop the secretion of cortisol.
- Kiwifruit has a prebiotic effect on the gut. The study shows that during kiwi consumption, the growth of beneficial bacterial species like lactobacilli and bifidobacteria increases, reducing the population of bad ones like Clostridium and Bacteroides.
- Add kiwi to your diet and stay younger! In fact, vitamin C is essential for the synthesis of collagen.
Passion fruit benefits
Passion fruit is a garden of sweet flavor, juiciness, and health benefits.
- Dry seeds contain up to 33g of lipids (polyunsaturated omega 6) and up to 18g of proteins per 100g.
- The seeds contain iron, copper, and magnesium.
- It's rich in dietary fiber that helps alleviate constipation.
- Because it's rich in polyphenols and carotenoids, passion fruit can be a functional food against cancer.
- Compared to most plants, passion fruits' seeds are rich in piceatannol, a polyphenol with anticancer, anti-inflammatory, and heart-protective properties.
- Piceatannol is also involved in the synthesis of collagen, which maintains
Many people avoid bananas because of their calories. However, if we stopped looking at calories but rather the micronutrients, banana is a healthy, functional food.
- Vitamin A is a serious health problem among many people worldwide. Bananas are a rich source of provitamin A, which is converted in the body into vitamin A.
- Vitamin A and beta carotene in bananas can enhance the absorption of non-heme iron ( plant iron) by reducing the effect of phytates that inhibit iron absorption.
- Banana is a source of vitamin E and antioxidants like lutein, which protect against eye degenerative disease.
- Choose plain yogurt with probiotics. Yogurt is also a source of protein and minerals.
You can add chia seeds to thicken the yogurt and some nuts to take this breakfast to another level!
Ideally, prepare the arils the day before and place the seeds in a mason jar or a bowl. Cover and store them in your fridge for up to 5 days.
More healthy breakfasts ideas
Quick pomegranate breakfast for your busiest morning
- kitchen knife
- 150 g plain yogurt with probiotics
- 1 small banana (peeled and sliced)
- 1 kiwifruit (peeled and sliced)
- 3 tablespoon pomegranate arils (seeds)
- 1 passion fruit
- The day before, separate the arils from the pomegranate's membranes and store these in your fridge.
- In the morning, pour the yogurt into your breakfast bowl
- Top with the fruits as shown on the photo
- Enjoy your breakfast. Thank you for sharing this recipe.
Simple yet super healthy breakfast. I love crunchy foods, and the pomegranate seeds are perfect for that. I really recommend this quick, healthy breakfast.