Who said you can't start your day with some greens? This energizing breakfast salad boasts breakfast staples with eggs, fruit and yogurt (yes you read that right!) while getting your daily veggies in.
Not to mention it helps your beauty
Interested now ladies?
This breakfast beauty salad packs all of your daily required iron (really important for you ladies trying to grow out your hair) from the spinach, dried cranberries and eggs yolks (eat the yolks, ladies, not just the whites! Read our article:Why Eating Egg Yolks is Healthier Than Eating Only Egg Whites.
One of the most common reasons for hair loss is iron deficiency, which is actually a public health problem in young women who are especially prone to anemia. When your body has insufficient iron, the blood lacks adequate healthy red blood cells to carry oxygen, leaving you tired, cold and with hair loss.
"What Dr. Bergfeld has found in decades of experience, is when she treats patients for iron deficiency, even in the absence of anemia, it can maximize their ability to regrow hair," Dr. Trost tells WebMD in Hair Loss? It May Be Iron Deficiency. "Iron supplements cause constipation and gastrointestinal upset," Cotsarelis says. "We try different preparations, but they but all seem to have similar problems. And there is some anecdotal evidence that orange juice, vitamin C, or lysine, if take together with the iron, helps the absorption."
That means it's best to eat your iron along with vitamin C and this nutritious salad combines the two. Check out Harvard's list of Iron Content in Foods. (Eggs and spinach are high up there!)
The best sources of iron include:
- Dried beans
- Dried fruits
- Eggs (especially egg yolks)
- Iron-fortified cereals
- Lean red meat (especially beef)
- Poultry, dark red meat
- Whole grains
88% of hair is composed of proteins (88%). These proteins are of a hard fibrous type known as keratin. So skip the Keratin treatment and eat this salad instead! This recipe is packed with protein from the eggs, pine nuts, greek yogurt and even a mango has a gram of protein! In Protein Misunderstood: But It's Still All Good, we talk about how protein is essential for our beauty and can only be absorbed through food, meaning there are no protein vitamins out there to get your required fix!
One Mango boasts a whopping 57.3 mg of vitamin C! Dried cranberries are also packed with vitamin A and E, which promote clear skin. Both are boosting with antioxidants and zinc, essential for getting a beautiful complexion. In Route to Radiant Skin, we discuss the best foods you can eat to get that J. Lo glow. Did you know your skin is the number one indicator of your health and men subconsciously pick up on a woman's beauty based on the healthiness in her complexion? Get those antioxidants in, girl.
This breakfast salad detoxifies the body, which is crucial in the morning, instead of stuffing it with carbs. Dried cranberries contain a high amount of dietary fiber, helping improve the digestive health (and remove that bloat) and one mango also has 3.7 grams of dietary fiber.
Both are also fabulous sources of minerals and calcium, strengthening the bones and teeth, so your smile and frame are in tip-top shape.
Save cooking time (and calories) by starting your day with this delicious breakfast salad recipe!
First get your hands on:
3 cups baby spinach
1 egg (hard boiled)
1 mango, sliced
1 cup quinoa
2 spoons pine nuts
For the dressing:
1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
3 teaspoons balsamic vinegar (try to get good quality stuff!)
1 teaspoon plain greek yogurt (I prefer Fage)
1. In a large bowl, combine the spinach, quinoa, pine nuts, sliced mango and dried cranberries.
2. In a separate bowl, mix together the olive oil, balsamic vinegar and greek yogurt. Make sure there are no remaining clumps.
3. Toss salad together with dressing. Top with hard boiled egg and start your day off right!
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