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Wednesday, February 15, 2012


GUEST BLOG/By Yvonne Nienstadt, Nutrition Director Rancho La Puerta Spa. Here are four recommended-- but easy and basic--ways to start the day. Now, you’ll have no excuses not to start your day on a healthier note.

Four Power Breakfasts from Rancho La Puerta Spa
Prepared by Yvonne Nienstadt, Nutrition Director

Breakfast Burrito
Whole grain tortilla (brown rice, sprouted multi grain, or whole wheat)
1 – 2 eggs scrambled
2 tablespoons cooked black or red beans
Pico de gallo (tomato, onion, jalapeno) or other salsa
¼ avocado sliced
1 cup mixed baby greens
Fresh lime juice

Super Fruit Salad

2 cups fresh, seasonal fruit
½ cup low fat cottage cheese, low fat ricotta or Greek yogurt or dairy free alternative
2 tablespoons chopped nuts or unsweetened coconut

Nut Butter Surprise
1 slice whole grain toast (sprouted multi grain is my favorite)
1 tablespoon nut butter
1 tablespoon fat free ricotta , fat free cream cheese or dairy free alternative
1 small banana, sliced
2 teaspoons raisins or dried berries

Power Smoothie
1/2 cup milk or dairy alternative
½ cup yogurt or dairy alternative
1 scoop unsweetened whey powder or rice protein powder
2 cups fresh seasonal, or frozen fruit
1- 2 teaspoons flax oil

Located in Tecate, Mexico since 1940, Rancho La Puerta has been named world’s best destination spa in 2010 and 2011 by the readers of Travel + Leisure magazine.

Image: Rancho La Puerta website photo gallery.

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