Heart to Heart Chat about Your Breakfast

Time for a Heart to Heart Chat about

Your Breakfast

by Michelle M Pearson


Continuing all month in February is our Heart-to-Heart celebration of the things that make your heart stronger and healthier. That gives us another great opportunity to have a heart-to-heart chat about… your breakfast!

Let’s face it… most people skip breakfast, eat on the run, or grab a quick unhealthy choice to start their day!

We felt if more folks had a doable quick healthy alternative, they would make the change to increase their health. So today, we will look at what makes for a healthy start to your day and a healthy deposit for your longevity! Here are a few of the most important things that provide for a heart healthy breakfast:


  • Essential Fatty Acids – to build-up the tissues, cell structure, and total health of the vascular system. These are delivered in a strategically specific vehicle of sulfur-rich protein that ensures entry into the body’s cell structures. No other delivery system is as successful in getting these EFA’s into active assimilation, providing as much as a 95% increase in bio-availability (usability) of these EFA’s! 
  • Fiber – especially important in the morning to cleanse the entire GI Tract, acting like an internal broom to clean out the waste and toxins discarded through the night’s healing and maintenance cycles.
  • Anti-oxidants – to assist the body in repairing and renewing, youthful anti-aging properties to promote health and healing in the heart and other organs.
  • Carbohydrates – high-quality and low-glycemic sources provide glucose and short-term energy to get you up and running in the morning… instead of stimulants!
  • Protein – a long-term source of energy that will carry you through the morning hours without lag or dips in energy and blood sugar. Balances the glycemic index of the breakfast.
  • Greens – lots of green leafy and cruciferous vegetables to alkalize the body and oxygenate the cells (Just what you wanted for breakfast, right? Hold on, in the recipe below, you’ll never notice we sneaked them in!)

Sound like a lot to eat for breakfast? We have made it super-easy and quick – you can even take it with you! This recipe gives you complete nutrition to start your valuable day of enjoying life and serving others!

Here’s the how to for:

The Picture of Health Longevity Smoothie

4 ounces cottage cheese or quark
4 T flax oil

Combine these two first before any other additions, then add to the blender.

* Very important to do first, apart from other steps – this step is what makes the flax available for the body’s use. Do not skip, change, or substitute ingredients of this step. (To consume flax oil with out mixing in quark or cottage cheese reduces it’s availability to the body to 5% at best! In other words, you are wasting your money and efforts to consume it otherwise.)


6-8 ounces real fruit and/or veggie juice, or almond milk - NO soy –

   Note: if you use almond milk, remember it is thicker than juice, so use more of it or less of the fruit.

1/2 cup blueberries
1/2 cup strawberries, raspberries, cherries, or other berries or fruit
1 scoop greens
– use a handful of fresh greens or Barlean’s Greens

*Make to taste; if not sweet enough for your taste, you may add up to 1T honey or agave nectar. Not more than 1T and you may find that you don’t need it at all. Depends on the type of fruit, the sweetness of that batch of fruit, and the type of juice. When I use frozen banana instead of 1/2 cup of my fruit, it is sweeter than just berries. So that all makes the taste change. If you use fresh fruit, add a handful if ice to chill it down well.

The above recipe is the basic smoothie. For variety, you can try these options instead of adding the fruits above:

1-2 T of Almond Butter

1/2 cup Oats

1T Wheat Germ

1/2 frozen banana

Optional: 3T melted Coconut Oil – added slowly through the top while blender is whirling.

Choose either the fruit or the Almond Butter option, combine ingredients in blender, pulse to combine, then blend on high until smooth.

Makes a large serving for one. Enjoy and eat it all.

That’s SUPER FO  OD for heart-healthy Picture of Health Champions!

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The Right Wellness Coaches Matter!Dr. Ray Pearson is a licensed Chiropractic Physician and a Pharmacist, with over 45 years in healthcare.  Dr. Ray has post-graduate training and certification in numerous advanced wellness therapies and Chiropractic techniques.

Michelle Pearson is a dynamic wellness coach, speaker, author, and the Founder & President of Picture of Health Inc. (http://thepictureofhealth.com). On a personal health journey for the past 21 years, Michelle’s mission is to educate, activate, challenge and equip others to live a full, satisfying life through the use of state-of-the-art educational resources to produce significant and lasting health breakthroughs.

Dr. Pearson and wife, Michelle, have more than 1000 hours of continuing education in advanced nutrition and wellness topics. Click here for a short video: The Right Coaches Matter! Because the right connections do make all the difference!


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Michelle Pearson
The Dr's Wife, Speaker, Author, Mountain Taker, Trainer in health & clinical nutrition, walks in healing, high heels, & hiking boots. Preferably in pink.
A Catalyst for Change, Michelle has been on a personal health journey for the past 19 years. Her mission is to educate, activate, challenge and equip others to live a full, satisfying life.
She and husband, Dr. Ray Pearson, are known as "The Dynamic Duo of Health and Healing". Together, they have more than 1000 hours of continuing education in advanced nutrition and wellness topics.


  1. my husband is diabetic and I am to (but not for long) He loves the smoothie. I used chocolate almond milk and banana and was great. We also use different kinds of fruit. Frozen fresh pineapple and peaches is sooo good.

  2. I made this smoothie yesterday for the 1st time.  I used the almond butter instead of fruit and coconut milk and coconut oil in it and it was soooo good and tasted like an almond coconut shake.  It filled me up and satisfied my desire for  something sweet. Will try the fruit tomorrow.

  3. I like this smoothie. It fills your tummy up all the way to the top and you are not hungry for a very long time afterwards. It tastes really good!


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