22 Mar 2018

My Healthy Groceries for Breakfast and What Makes Them Healthy

Hey guys, I hope you are having a wonderful day. Yesterday I went to a grocery store and I bought some healthy goods for this week’s breakfasts.

You must be wondering sometimes what groceries to buy for a healthy breakfast and why are they even healthy and that is why I made this post.

I absolutely adore grocery shopping, it sounds like the lamest thing, doesn’t it? But I just love the feeling of buying good foods that will benefit my mind and body later.

Just a little disclaimer first, all these products were bought at the local supermarket and most labels are Croatian or German that is why I translated for you what it says.

Different varieties of teas



I just love drinking tea and instead of choosing usual flavours such English breakfast, pomegranate or green tea, I decided to do something new and bought raspberry & mangosteen, cranberry & passion fruit and wild berries flavoured teas. 

The benefits of raspberry and mangosteen tea are fighting cancer and heart diseases, a great source of vitamin C and antioxidants, it also lowers blood sugar to keep diabetes under control and one very important for teenagers and people in early twenties, it reduces acne!

Cranberry and passion fruit tea is great for boosting immunity and preventing cancer. It is also a source of vitamin A, it's great for bloating because it aids digestion, it protects your teeth if you have gingivitis (still, visit the dentist!) and if you are stressful or have anxiety it lowers blood pressure and improves circulation. 

And the last, but not the least, wild berries tea is a mixture of cranberries, strawberries, blueberries, raspberries and blackberries. It helps in reducing acne, helps in stopping bloating, prevents cancer, helps in creating a healthy digestive system, protects the heart and much more!

Plant-based milk products


Alpro might be my favorite vegan-friendly manufacturer. It is a label based on plant-based alternatives for regular dairy products such as milk, yoghurts, puddings and more.

I bought Oat milk which I absolutely adore and might be my favorite plant-based milk alongside rice one which I didn't buy today.

Coconut chocolate milk isn't my favorite, to be honest, it is much thicker than other kinds of milk. Still, I will continue using it in my morning oatmeal if I feel that I want chocolate flavour.

Then, there is almond milk and I am one to blame, I still haven't tasted it! Technically, I did when I made a homemade one with blender (mix almonds and water), but not the one from the store.

Here in the photo is missing vanilla soy milk which is also thick, but I just love the vanilla taste so, I used all of it last week. 

Instant oatmeal 


Besides regular oatmeal, I still love instant oatmeal, why? Because it is fast and all the good flavours are already in it so, you don't need to bother to add anything, even though sometimes I add extra bananas or apples on top. I chose oatmeal with raspberries and chocolate from German label Dr.Oetker which I love. 

I tried multiple different instant oatmeals, but still not the ones from this label and I honestly can't wait for the next morning to try it. Also, both come with chia seeds!

Regular Oats


These oats are from German label Bruggen and they are only about $1,5 dollars which means they are the cheapest oats in the supermarket.

I like to prepare them by taking about 50-60 grams of them, then I put them into the deep plate and pour them with water until they are completely covered. Then I put them in the microwave for a minute or a minute and a half. After that, I take them out and put any fruit on them, most likely bananas and sprinkle them with cinnamon.

Benefits of oats are that they are incredibly nutritious, they lower cholesterol levels, improve blood sugar control and they make your skin clearer. Also, they are great for weight loss since they are both healthy and make you full quicker than other foods.

It really makes a perfect breakfast.

Fruit!


Definitely, the most important part of every breakfast is fruits! Since it's early spring (a happy first day of spring by the way), there were limited kinds of fruit at the supermarket so, I chose what I love the most: bananas and pears. 

One of the benefits of bananas is that they contain nutrients that moderate blood sugar which really helps anxiety and depression. Others are that they improve digestive health, help with weight loss, support heart health and much more.

The benefits of pears are that they improve digestion, help weight loss and boost immunity and help heart health. And of course, they are rich in antioxidants.

I thought to add apples, but I am so sick of them since we have a dozen of them at home.

Bonus: Healthy bars


These two snack bars just looked too good not to buy them! The first one with peanuts, brazil nuts, almonds, hazelnuts, honey and extruded cereals is from similarly titled Nuts & Honey Slovak Quality label. I still haven't tried it, but I can't wait to do it this mid-morning.

The other one is from Tekmar, it is musli in yoghurt and honestly, I can't decide which one to eat first!

What foods do you buy for your breakfast? Tell me in the comments!

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'Til the next time,
Nora xx

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