For me, eating Fruit For Breakfast is the most natural way to start the day. Fruit gives me sustained energy without a heavy, lethargic feeling, and no mid-morning crash. As far back as my late teens I have always gravitated towards eating only fruit in the morning. These days a simple mono meal is preferred, but once in a while a bowl of fruit with some chopped nuts, such as almonds or walnuts will be a nutritious alternative for a great start. Nuts are sometimes hard on my digestive, system and is probably due to improper food combining, so this meal is only on occasion.
Another way I like eating fruit is by making smoothies. This will often be a mono meal of just bananas, and other times I will blend bananas with another sweet fruit or berries. Bananas have always been at the top of the list for breakfast, even when I was told not to eat them because the sugar content is too high. Bananas give smoothies a creamier texture and are packed with nutrients. If you are focusing on improving your fitness level or sports performance, bananas are an excellent pre-workout meal.
The combinations for fruit smoothies are endless. Typically, I will only choose one or two fruits to blend with bananas. My liquid of choice to blend with a smoothie is usually water and sometimes Orange Juice. Most of the time I will only use juice if I have planned on doing a day of just juicing. Rarely do I make juice just to blend with a smoothies. One thing I will make is Almond milk. It is easy to make and also a good liquid to add to smoothies or a bowl of fruit.
Once in awhile I will do a blend of all berries (strawberries, blueberries, blackberries) and peaches. This combo is full of anti-oxidants and very refreshing. Raspberries may be good in your smoothie, but they on my short list of tastes I cannot tolerate.
I am also a huge fan of the Green Smoothie, and on occasion I will combine greens and fruit into the blender for a nutritional boost to start my day.
The Spinach and Chard blend well without overwhelming the taste of the drink. The Dandelions can be on the bitter side so I make sure to have the blender packed full of bananas and sweet fruits when having this combination. Other greens you may like are Kale and Collards.
Eating fruit for breakfast has been one of my best ways to get my day started. In the past I would sometimes only have just coffee, a bagel with my coffee, and sometimes I would crave heavy pancakes for breakfast. None of these foods sustained me for very long. I would either become too tired before lunch, or I would start craving another nutritionally lacking meal. Eating just fruit in the morning leaves me feeling energetic and helps to curb cravings for heavy starchy foods, leading to better choices when it is time for lunch.