German Mandelade Breakfast

Setting the tone for your day with a healthy and nutrition-packed breakfast doesn't have to be difficult.

Try this super simple German madelade breakfast!

Mandelade is a traditional German breakfast that is easy to make and filling. Only 4 ingredients! It is made with almonds, sunflower seeds, apple, and cinnamon. It is sort of a nutty/seedy muesli breakfast dish and it is so tasty!

"Mandel" means almond in German. "Mandelade" means almond mix.

Almonds are a nutritional powerhouse offering many incredibly valuable health benefits. They contain a ton of healthy fats including fibre, protein, magnesium and vitamin E. These nuts are one of the healthiest food choices you can make. They offer a wide-range of health benefits as they help lower blood glucose, reduce hunger, reduce inflammation, help eliminate free radicals, boost bone and tooth strength, protect the brain from degeneration and memory loss and help promote weight loss. Using almonds with the brown skin as in this recipe adds dietary fibre to your diet and extra vitamins and minerals. 

Sunflower seeds are an excellent source of vitamin E and a very good source of copper and vitamin B1, manganese, phosphorus, magnesium, vitamin B6, folate and niacin. They are a great source of selenium which is a powerful mineral that supports the thyroid and immune system.

The benefits of apples are numerous which justifies the "apple a day" adage. In addition to being both cholesterol and uric acid lowering, no other fruit displays the same amounts of vitamins and minerals as the apple! Furthermore, apples provide the body with valuable fibre, being rich in pectin and cellulose. And...did you know that eating an apple before your workout may boost your exercise endurance? Apples deliver an antioxidant called quercetin, which aids endurance by making oxygen more available to the lungs. 

This simple mandelade for breakfast provides a great way to incorporate a daily apple in your diet. It's one of the recommended meals you can enjoy on my Metabolic BalanceĀ® program.

Here's the recipe: