Make Breakfast Pop With Health
I love breakfast so much that I can eat it for dinner too. There’s something so comforting about a cup of tea, some fruit, honey. Here’s how I make it burst with health.
Muesli mix: This is the easiest way to give yourself a boost of antioxidants. I rotate between different grains each week – from ragi to amaranth, to oats, and multigrain flakes. I prefer pure flakes instead pre mixed muesli, and I also rotate between the superfoods I toss them with. Use walnuts, pumpkin seeds and prunes one week and try goji berries, chia seeds and soaked almonds the next. Use sesame seeds in winter, two Brazil nuts when your skin feels dry, dates if you’re vegetarian so you can get your B12. You get the drift right? Here are a few examples made with multigrain flakes, ragi, and amaranth:
Fruit bowl: I fast once a week but that doesn’t mean I skip breakfast (I never skip breakfast). So I take a big bowl of yoghurt, toss it with five different fruits, some nuts, seeds and honey, et voila, something healthy, filling and delicious.
Eggs and toast (with a twist): I don’t understand these egg white omelettes. Sure if you have cholesterol then avoid the yellow, but if not then eat just one egg, with the yolk. Did you know that cooked egg yolk contains a huge amount of biotin, which is essential for healthy skin and hair? Skip butter on the accompanying toast. Instead, drizzle some extra virgin olive oil, raw organic honey, or mashed avocado with olive oil, salt and pepper on it. Of course make your omelette with a rotation of veggies: onions, mushrooms, asparagus all work.
Kinda healthy cheese toast: Sometimes (and only sometimes) a girl just wants comfort food. Make it count. I like to use gourmet cheese (emmenthal and gouda is my fave) on toast, top it up with nuts ore veggies and then place it on a hot pan drizzled with oil. Cover till cheese melts and then eat hot. Even if you’re eating calories, at least they won’t be empty.
Lead image: Oatibix with organic honey, chia, pumpkin, sunflower seeds, walnuts and Brazil nuts.