What is a healthy breakfast?

I used to have big breakfasts. I’d wake up hungry and had to eat ‘something solid’ – to get me going. At that time my breakfasts looked more like other people’s lunch or dinner.
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big breakfast
Photo “big breakfast” – courtesy of timidina’s photos
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Then I got pregnant and had an urge to switch to having fruits first thing in the morning. Still, my portions were humongous…
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morning bowl of fruit-experiment #1
Photo “morning bowl of fruit-experiment #1” – courtesy of Martin Kimeldorf’s Pixel Playground
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I stayed with mostly-fruits-for breakfast for many years – until I one day switched to bananas-only. I ate up to five bananas every morning. Sometimes sliced, sometimes mashed on a piece of toasted and buttered bread – or I turned them into a smoothie.
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Banana
Photo “Banana” – courtesy of Fayez Al-Fawaz
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At that time I bought so many bananas once a week that the cashiers at the grocery store kept asking me if I was about to make a banana bread… lol
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My next breakfast phase came when I all of a sudden couldn’t even stand a thought of having any kind of food in the morning. However, I did feel the need to drink – quite a lot – and (mineral) water felt like a perfect choice for me.
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Glass of water
Photo “Glass of water” – courtesy of Bergius
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I’ve added a freshly squeezed grapefruit juice as my second every-morning beverage. After that I always have some hot (organic) chocolate soy milk, even during the hottest summer days.
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This has been my breakfast for months now – just a lot of liquid: water, grapefruit juice, chocolate soy milk. But not even that seems to be carved in stone. When I spent a month up north – in Pennsylvania and Ohio – this summer, I couldn’t even make myself drink one glass of grapefruit juice!
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Grapefruit Juice

Photo “Grapefruit Juice” – courtesy of tricherson
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So, what is a healthy breakfast, anyway?
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My guess is that the answer to the question above might be different for every individual. And – that it keeps changing with time and location. I noticed that as I travel around – I mostly enjoy local fruits that are in season at the time.
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Besides, when there’s something that makes me feel good (in food and otherwise) – I go for it… 🙂
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And – by the way – I’ve always been thin and in good health.
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Daria

Most of all Daria enjoys creating, designing, taking photos of, writing about and sharing all the beautiful, cheerful things and moments. She finds them everywhere she goes. And tons of fun people, too!

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