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We all know by now that skipping breakfast is a bad idea. I mean, everyone's heard that skipping breakfast lowers your mental and creative potential and sets the stage for cravings and sluggishness later in the day.
And yet, knowing that many of us still rush out the door without a single nutrient passing our lips. Of course, I realize that mornings can be crazy, which is why I present this lovely option: Weekend baking of healthy breakfast snacks that can be eaten throughout the week.
Morning Glory Muffins are the perfect solution, provided you actually make time to bake on the weekend and I kindly suggest that if you have time to watch TV or surf the net, you definitely have a little time to bake.
This recipe is gluten-free and has a spicy sweetness due to the cinnamon and ground ginger. They are also dense enough to fill the hunger gap for an hour or two. I'm not suggesting you replace a balanced breakfast with a muffin, but I am encouraging you to eat this rather than go on empty or worse, grab a store-bought, trans-fat laden muffin to go along with your coffee.
My favourite ingredient in this recipe is the goji berry. Prior to making these muffins, I had not baked with them, and usually just sprinkled dried ones over my granola or mixed them into homemade pancake batter (unless I had just scored some fresh berries at the farmers' market or grocery store).
Goji berries are one of the most nutritionally-dense foods you can eat. Herbalists have prescribed them for liver protection, to help with eyesight, to improve fertility and sexual function, to boost immune function, improve circulation and to promote longevity. There you have it, another superfood to add to the growing list of incredible power foods for joyous health!
Your can thank my friend Candice for this recipe, I know I did when she dropped these muffins off at my condo on one of those crazy mornings. And now I pass it along to you...