Simple Breakfast Citrus Salad January 18, 2017

by Eat

We don’t think early mornings should make getting out of bed a drag! Get your days started on a bright note this winter with our quick and wholesome citrus salad…

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We all know the feeling of waking up in the morning with no desire to do anything but lay in bed, snuggle up with our warm blankets, and watch our favorite TV shows all day. But unfortunately, this dream usually gets crushed by not-so-beautiful responsibilities that require us to actually get out of bed and be productive. Yikes! But don’t you worry. We’ve figured out the perfect way to snap you out of your winter blues and have you springing out of bed…a refreshing citrus salad. Yes, a salad for breakfast. Just go with it.

Before we get to the recipe, let’s take a second to appreciate how citrus fruits are not just delicious and refreshing, but also incredibly nutritious!

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1. They decrease your risk of cancer and cardiovascular disease. 

Flavonoids, a group of substances highly prevalent  in the membranes and white pith of citrus fruits, are antioxidants that reduce inflammation and may prevent cancer by helping your body fight off carcinogens and kill cancer cells. The high dose of Vitamin C in these fruits also helps prevent inflammation that can lead to cardiovascular disease and other chronic illnesses.

2. They provide a healthy dose of fiber

About 65 percent of the fiber in citrus fruits is soluble fiber, which helps lower LDL cholesterol (the bad kind) and therefore reduce the risk of heart disease. It also helps prevent spikes in blood sugar. The remainder of the fiber in these delicious fruits, known as insoluble fiber, works wonders for your gut.

Convinced yet?

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Citrus Breakfast Salad

Serving Size: 1

Ingredients

  • 1/4 Cup Pistachios
  • 1 Orange
  • 1 Grapefruit
  • 1 Cup Greek Yogurt
  • 1 Tablespoon Honey
  • 1/4 Cup Rolled Oats

Instructions

  1. Roughly chop pistachios.
  2. Use a sharp knife to cut the skin off the orange and grapefruit.
  3. Cut citrus into thin slices, place in a bowl, and mix with honey.
  4. Plate Greek yogurt and place citrus slices on top.
  5. Drizzle over remaining honey and sprinkle with oats and pistachios.
  6. Enjoy!

Notes

If tart grapefruits aren't on your list of favorite citrus fruits, try using blood oranges instead!

 

Looking for more early morning inspiration? We’ve got you covered with our yummy fig overnight oats!

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Deborah says:

I received my very first HelloFresh Box January 21 and I am so impressed. I am used to cooking big meals for my family but now it is just my daughter and me. I was interested in learning how to cook great meals for the two of us. The box contents and recipes are fantastic and we loved all of them so far. The portions were a little large for us so we had awesome left-overs for lunch the next day. Your claim for “fresh” was right on the mark. Some of the ingredients were actually fresher than what I find in the grocery store. My only issue is all of the materials used for packaging; but I understand that is necessary for this product. I suggest that to improve this that Hello Fresh might consider enlarging the list of staples that your customers might need to have on hand such as prepared sauces and other seasonings. I have been cooking a long time so I have a pantry full of these items. That said, I understand that I could possibly be in the minority on this point. Thanks for an excellent product. I often worry that people have forgotten how to cook and your product provides families with the tools to learn this incredibly important skill while enjoying delicious and nutritious meals. Way to go…you hit it “out of the park.”

Jacqueline says:

Wow, Deborah. This just made our day – thank you! We’re always looking to improve our product and sincerely appreciate your feedback. So happy you’re a part of the HelloFresh family.

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