I’ll be honest. Finding a satisfying breakfast without grains was a challenge for me. I was previously eating oatmeal every morning and thoroughly enjoying it. But, when I started the Whole30 diet, grains were out of the picture completely. I really missed (and craved) oatmeal the first couple of week, but I knew I must transition to see a change.

It took a lot of experimenting and contemplating to figure out what to eat and GET FULL. I first felt like I was hungry all day, and as a result, I became really moody and even hangry at times. But, I hung in there and figured out this breakfast I’m going to share with you. It’s actually so easy, it takes under 5 minutes to make it.

I call it my “Apple-Berry Immune-Boosting Fruit Salad”… here’s how it looks:


My Apple-Berry Immune-Boosting Fruit Salad is very simple. It contains thawed or fresh blueberries, chopped apples (I prefer organic), cinnamon, and flaxseed. The cinnamon adds wonderful flavor plus provides anti-inflammatory benefits and may prevent swelling. Flaxseed, on the other hand, is high in wonderful omega-3 fatty acids that can reduce symptoms of arthritis like joint pain and inflammation.

Therefore, this salad is a NUTRITIONAL POWERHOUSE and it tastes amazing.


  • 1 organic apple
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen whole blueberries (thawed)
  • 1 TBSP organic cinnamon
  • 3 TBSP organic ground flaxseed (I use Bob’s Red Mill Organic Golden Flaxseed)


Here’s how to make it:

  1. Put the blueberries into a bowl
  2. Chop or dice an entire apple and add to the bowl
  3. Sprinkle on the cinnamon
  4. Sprinkle on the flaxseed
  5. Stir everything together and enjoy


Final Thoughts

I didn’t think a fruit salad would be satisfying, but it really is for me. The flaxseed really helps make the salad more filling. I feel great eating this salad and make it part of my daily breakfast routine. Some days I use pears instead of apples if I run out of apples, but I prefer using apples. Feel free to give this a try and comment below!



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