Granola of the day with blueberries

Breakfast everyday, the best way to start your day. That’s what I heard growing up. And there is something to it. I was raised on Wheaties, whole milk, and a lot of sugar on top. Looking back, that probably wasn’t the best combo, but sometimes I put some sliced bananas on it. Guess I wanted it to look like the picture on the box. In itself, Wheaties is actually not a bad choice of a cereal, unless you’re a little gluten sensitive. Nowadays I still have my cereal, almost every day. I’ve changed up for a granola, with blueberries or strawberries on top, with rice milk or usually just water. That’s right….just water. After it sits for a couple of minutes while I start checking email the granola softens up, and the natural sweetness with the berries is enough – even for a sweetaholic like me. And the bonus is no extra calories with just filtered water! I’m a simple guy, with simple tastes, and at 5 a.m. simple is good. Eating the same thing for breakfast everyday doesn’t bother me, and as long as it’s healthy even Dr Weil agrees on this one. Noshing expert Stephanie Quilao knows how to make a simple, healthy breakfast rock with a little more pizzazz.  Compare this to 400 calories in a bagel with cream cheese—and you thought that was healthy because it had the word “bagel” in it?

For the curious: I got this bowl on a elephant stand in Kenya years ago

elephants guarding my berries

when I did a medical rotation there. It’s been my cereal bowl ever since.
And the granola I’m eating this week is by Kashi.

And everyone is interested in vitamins
. What do I take? I take a multivitamin pack from Dr. Weil. It has pretty much all I need, and a better selection of antioxidants than most other vitamins. I take a flax oil tab for Omega-3 fatty acids (no fish oil for me, since I am vegetarian.

I also take a little more Vitamin D3 to get up to 2000 units a day. Most Americans are deficient, and it is important in preventing cancer, and infections, including the flu. . Sun exposure can give you all the Vitamin D you need, but unless you spend enough time in the sunlight daily, you are probably low.