Thousands of school pupils are adapting to their new year at school and the challenges of new subjects, possibly new sports and remaining alert and fit.
Nutrition is, and remains, a key factor in keeping children healthy. That means load up on fresh veggies and fruit, high-fibre breads, and steer clear as much as possible from convenient take-aways and convenience foods that line the freezers of supermarkets that are loaded with fats, chemical additives and preservatives.
Starting off the day on a good note with an energy-boosting raspberry and banana breakfast sundae with yoghurt is one of the best ways I can think of to ensure your child gets set for the tasks ahead in the school day.
In case you don’t know it, raspberries are a super fruit loaded with vitamins and low in calories, fat and sodium.
They are also a good source of vitamin K and magnesium, and a very good source of dietary fibre, vitamin C and manganese.
To get quite technical they also have significantly high levels of phenolic flavonoid phytochemicals such as anthocyanins, ellagic acid (tannin), quercetin, gallic acid, cyanidins, pelargonidins, catechins, kaempferol and salicylic acid. Which in other words mean the antioxidant compounds in these berries can play a potential role against cancer, aging, inflammation, and neuro-degenerative diseases.
Team them up with potassium rich bananas and you have a recipe for success.
Make the combo all the more attractive by taking a little time and putting the goodies in a glass so that all the ingredients are enticingly visible.
Banana and raspberry yoghurt sundae
1 pack fresh raspberries (about 150)
1 banana per person
fresh lemon or orange juice
1/2 glass plain medium or full cream yoghurt
1 tbs muesli
One medium sized glass (I used a large wine glass) per person
For each serving, peel one banana and cut at a diagonal angle.
Gentle line up against the wall of the glass. Scatter in a handful of raspberries in each glass and drizzle with honey and lemon or orange juice. Gently add in some yoghurt and top with more raspberries, another drizzle of honey and a sprinkle of muesli.
Easy peasy and highly nutritious and healthy.