Your new power breakfast

Start with day with a nutritious boost from Cran-berry Smoothies and Fruit-and-Nut Breakfast Bars

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Fruit-and-Nut Breakfast Bars

Easy to make and very tasty, these bars are pure fruit, nuts, and seeds ― no pasty fillers.

The dried fruits will give you a quick boost, and the proteins and good fats will keep you from crashing midmorning.

Orange juice

• Known for its powerful punch of vitamin C, which is involved in collagen synthesis and brain function and may help prevent disease. It's also a super source of folate, which may reduce your risk of getting cardiovascular disease and helps build cells.

Orange juice = vitamin C + folate

Dates

• Like dried plums, they're also a good source of fiber and provide quick energy on groggy mornings.

Dates = fiber + potassium

Almonds

• Jam-packed with monounsaturated fat, another of the good-for-you fats, they're also great sources of protein, vitamin E, and fiber. Eating nuts regularly may reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease.

Almonds = monounsaturated fat + protein + vitamin E + fiber

Apricots

• Brimming with vitamin A, which is vital for vision and immune-system health; also a good source of fiber and potassium.

Apricot = vitamin A + fiber + potassium

Dried plums

• One of the most antioxidant-packed fruits, they are also loaded with potassium, fiber, and vitamin K.

Dried plums = antioxidants + potassium + fiber + vitamin K

Sunflower seeds and pumpkin seeds

• Their polyunsaturated fat is one of the good-for-you fats; the seeds stave off hunger, provide protein, and are one of best sources of vitamin E (an important antioxidant).

Pumpkin seeds = polyunsaturated fat + protein + iron + vitamin K
Sunflower seeds = polyunsaturated fat + protein + vitamin E

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