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Anti-UTI Breakfast Recipes for Women (and Men)

Trying to find recipes and ideas for breakfast dishes that are good for women (and men) who suffer from frequent urinary tract infections, or UTIs? Look no further, you have come to the right place! This section of our Diet Guide to Preventing UTI provides a wealth of anti-UTI breakfast recipes starring foods that provide plenty of anti-UTI nutrients and phytochemicals such as avenanthramides, pro-vitamin A, vitamin E, selenium and zinc.

But first, before you set free the culinary prodigy in you and dive into the breakfast recipes below, it might be a good idea to peruse the section Diet for Preventing UTIs and the section Foods for Preventing UTIs which provide more general information about how certain dietary habits and foods can help reduce a woman's risk of recurrent urinary tract infections.

Carrot Muffins

Yields 12 muffins

These scrumptious muffins feature carrots which are an important vegetable to include in your diet if you are prone to getting urinary tract infections. Carrots are packed with beta-carotene, a precursor to vitamin A. Vitamin A plays a key role in maintaining healthy urinary tracts.

1 egg
1 cup rice milk
4 tbsp canola oil
2 cups quinoa flour or other gluten-free flour
1 tsp guar gum
1 tbsp flaxseed meal
3 1/2 tsp gluten-free baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 cup organic carrots, grated
1/4 cup raisins

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C, gas mark 6)Beat together egg, rice milk, and canola oil. Combine dry ingredients in a separate bowl. Add liquid ingredients to dry ingredients and mix until just blended (do not over-mix). Fold in grated carrots and raisins. Fill 12 paper muffin cups with batter (about two thirds full). Bake for 20 minutes.

Oat and Buckwheat Muesli with Pears and Grapes (Dairy-Free)

4 servings

Indulging in this oat and buckwheat muesli for breakfast is a good way to start a day off right. Oats contain avenanthramides, unique antioxidants which can give your immune system a real boost, while red grapes contain resveratrol and quercetin, natural substances with strong antioxidant activity.

1 1/2 cups rolled oats
1/2 cup puffed buckwheat
1/2 cup dried apples, chopped
2 tsp ground cinnamon
1 cup organic pears, diced
1 cup red grapes, halved
3 tbsp brown sugar
Rice milk to serve

Preheat oven to 325°F (160°C, gas 3). Spread oats evenly onto a non-stick baking tray and toast in preheated oven for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Watch oats very closely when toasting as they can burn easily. Remove from oven and let cool. Pour into a large ceramic or glass bowl and add water. Let soak in a refrigerator overnight. Add puffed buckwheat, dried apples, cinnamon, and brown sugar to soaked oats. Stir well. Divide mixture into serving bowls and top with pears and grapes. Serve with rice milk.

Original Bircher Muesli

1 serving

Muesli was developed as a health food by the Swiss Physician Maximilian Bircher-Brenner towards the end of the 19th century. This is the original muesli recipe Mr Bircher-Benner recommended to his patients.

1 tbsp rolled oats
3 tbsp water
1 tbsp sweetened condensed milk
2 tsp lemon juice
1-2 apples (including skin)
1 tbsp hazelnuts or almonds, ground

Combine oats and water and refrigerate overnight. Soaking improves the nutritional value of oats as it allows enzymes to break down and neutralize phytic acid, a compound that can block the absorption of many minerals in the intestines. Grate apples. Add them, together with sweetened condensed milk and lemon juice, to soaked oats. Stir well. Sprinkle with almonds or hazelnuts and serve.

Oat and Wheat Germ Muesli with Apples

4 servings

Wheat germ is it is one of the best dietary sources of vitamin E and a very good source of zinc and selenium. All of these nutrients play an important role in the antioxidant system of the body. Also the oats and apples featured in this super healthy muesli can give a boost to your immune system.

1 1/2 cups raw or toasted rolled oats
1/2 cup wheat germ
2 tsp ground cinnamon
1 1/2 cups organic apples, diced
2 tbsp brown sugar
Organic yoghurt containing probiotic bacteria, to serve

Preheat oven to 325°F (160°C, gas 3). Mix oats, sugar, and cinnamon in a bowl. Spread mixture evenly onto a non-stick baking tray. Toast oat mixture in preheated oven for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Watch mixture very closely when toasting as it can burn very easily. Remove from oven and let cool. Pour into a large bowl and stir in wheat germ. Divide mixture into serving bowls and top with apples and raspberries. Serve with yoghurt.
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