Featured Recipe: Banana Blueberry Brunch Cake
Throwing a special brunch in honor of your mom this Mother’s Day? Plan your menu around healthful foods that not only taste great but are packed with key nutrients to make her feel and look great too.
Indulge at brunch with zero guilt. Vitalicious® Deep Chocolate VitaTops™ total just 100 calories per serving, are low-fat and fortified with 15 vitamins and minerals. Each chewy chocolate chip studded muffin top is made with whole wheat flour and is loaded with six grams of fiber. Arrange a platter of muffin tops with freshly sliced berries and light whipped topping and savor every bite. Look for VitaTops™ in the frozen foods section.
Blueberries are super nutritious and loaded with antioxidants called anthocyanins. These powerful nutrients give blueberries their blue hue and also help to protect against inflammation, the signs of aging, certain types of cancer and heart disease. Weis Five-Star Premium Blueberries are picked at peak freshness and flash-frozen to maintain their nutrient value so you can enjoy this summer favorite all year-round. Use plump and delicious blueberries at brunch to add natural sweetness and visual appeal to waffles, oatmeal or muffins. When using frozen blueberries in a recipe, always measure when frozen and stir them in gently to avoid staining of your finished product. Great blueberry recipes for your mother’s day brunch; banana blueberry brunch cake and blueberry streusel cake.
Reaching your goal of two to five cups of fresh, frozen or dried fruits and vegetables per day can be a challenge–but you can do it! Sip new Ocean Spray® 100% Fruit and Veggie Juice for a full serving of fruits and vegetables in each eight-ounce glass, plus a good to excellent source of vitamins A, C and E. Choose from regular or light flavor blends like Cranberry, Strawberry, Banana or Tropical Citrus. For a special occasion like Mother’s Day chill and mix with a touch of sparkling water for a healthier twist on the traditional brunch mimosa.
Creamy, Dreamy Dairy
A recent study suggests adding a glass of appetite quenching fat-free milk like Horizon Organic® to your morning routine may reduce your lunchtime calorie intake by 50 calories. That equates to a five pound weight loss per year. An excellent source of calcium, milk is also fortified with vitamin D, a nutrient linked to the prevention of chronic diseases like breast cancer and heart disease. Wholesome Horizon Organic® Milk is produced by cows that are not treated with antibiotics or added growth hormones.
Serve a brunch classic to flip over with Hodgson Mill® Multi Grain Buttermilk Pancake Mix with Milled Flaxseed and Soy. Unlike mixes that use bleached flours, these are made from freshly-ground 100 percent whole wheat and boast six grams of fiber per flapjack. It doesn’t stop there! Each serving also contains 450 milligrams of omega-3s from milled flax seeds. Beyond pancakes, use Hodgson Mill® Pancake Mixes for waffles and baked goods like our Banana Blueberry Brunch Cake. Try all varieties including Ground Buckwheat and Whole Wheat Buttermilk. Following a gluten-free diet? You can enjoy pancakes too with Hodgson Mill®Gluten-Free Pancake Mix.
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