Given the status of the most important meal of the day ‘Breakfast’ is truly essential. Start the day as you mean to go on with the right fuel to power…

Given the status of the most important meal of the day ‘Breakfast’ is truly essential. Start the day as you mean to go on with the right fuel to power you up. With this meal we want to kick start our metabolism ready for the day ahead and give our body a good dose of health boosting nutrients.

Being the most important meal of the day it’s worth investing in a healthy one, right? We’re here to show you just how simple and easy it can be.

Avoid getting stuck in a breakfast rut by creating a meal plan for the week. This will help you have the ingredients you need to get breakfast going every morning.

We’re sharing a few breakfast ideas to get you started and inspired.

Breakfast Smoothies
A really quick super scrumptious start to the day! You can blend any soft fruits in any combination to suit your taste buds. Having different fruits every day will ensure a range of health supporting nutrients and means you’ll never get bored. You’ll find a range of suggestions below to try or just throw in whatever you’ve got in the kitchen! Just make sure you add yoghurt, nut milk or soy milk (organic non GMO) and the seed sprinkle for protein and essential fatty acids. You can add a handful of oats or cooked brown rice for extra slow-energy-releasing complex carbohydrates that will keep you satisfied right through until lunch.

Banana, Basil and Strawberry (Tridosha)
The combination of the sharp fresh strawberries, sweet banana and refreshing basil makes this a really palate pleaser. The multi-nutrient energy of the banana with the antioxidant skin nourishing power of the strawberries make this blend a really restorative treat.

½ Banana
5-7 Strawberries
2 – 4 Basil leaves
125g low-fat organic live yoghurt
1 level tablespoons seed mix

 


Nutrition Data Per Serving
Protein
9.1g
Carbohydrate
40.3g
Fibre
4.7
Fat
4.1g
Sodium
92mg
Calories
197
GL
12
Inflammatory Factor
-37

Serves 1
Preparation Time = > 5 minutes

 

Berry Boost (Vata Pitta)
Berries are high in anthociadines, super power antioxidants known for their immune boosting capabilities. Being low-glycemic and alkalizing in nature, these tiny fruits are not only delicious but health giving and blood sugar balancing.

200g frozen mixed berries
100ml sweetened soy milk
4-5 leaves of fresh mint
1 level tablespoons seed mix

Nutrition Data Per Serving
Protein
6.4g
Carbohydrate
28.8g
Fibre
10.3g
Fat
6.2g
Sodium
4.4mg
Calories
176
GL
4
Inflammatory Factor
-11

Serves 1
Preparation Time = > 5 minutes

 

Super Greens (Vata Kapha)
The fresh herbs are rich sources of chlorophyll which contains immune-boosting anti-oxidants as well as giving a superb energy boost. Avocadoes are also high energy foods that contain Oleic Acid, a monounsaturated fat that is thought to help lower cholesterol, lower the risk of heart attack and aid in cancer prevention. This odd-sounding combination of ingredients really is a delicious, skin nourishing, sustainable energy giving, tasty treat.

½ Avocado
½ banana
6 fresh basil leaves
Handful flat leaf parsley
Handful fresh mint leaves
120ml sweetened soy milk
1 level tablespoons seed mix

Blend all the ingredients together in a food processor or smoothie maker. You can add a
little water or more milk if you want to drink it or just pour it into a bowl and eat!

Nutrition Data Per Serving
Protein
9.1g
Carbohydrate
53.8g
Fibre
11.4g
Fat
23.6g
Sodium
12mg
Calories
304
GL
9
Inflammatory Factor
75

Serves 1

Birchir Muesli (Vata Pitta)
A twist to normal muesli makes this chilled breakfast a real delight in the morning. Soaking the dried fruit with the oats re-hydrates them to plump soft fruits. There’s no need to add extra sugar or honey as soaking also allows their sweetness to infuse out into the whole bowl. Again, like the muesli, you can use seeds instead of nuts (although I would avoid linseeds in this dish as they swell up too much when soaked overnight) and try different dried fruits. Instead of the grated apple, berry compote is a great alternative.

Ingredients
80g raw oats
16 chopped mixed nuts
2 figs chopped
1 dessert spoon raisons
½ tsp cinnamon powder
200ml freshly squeezed apple or orange juice
½ grated apple
50g Plain low-fat live yoghurt each to serve

Method

Mix the oats, nuts and dried fruit

Juice the apples/oranges and pour onto the mixture

Soak the muesli overnight in the fridge in a sealed container

To serve grate a chunk of juicy green apple and pour on 50g live yoghurt

 

Nutrition Data Per Serving
Protein
10.3g
Carbohydrate
44g
Fibre
8g
Fat
8.2g
Sodium
19.4mg
Calories
314
GL
20
Inflammatory Factor
169

Serves 2
Preparation Time : 5-10 minutes

 

Apple and Cinnamon Porridge (Vata Kapha)
For mornings when you have more time this makes a delicious change to normal porridge. Apples are also great sources of pectin, a soluble fibre, which helps to absorb liquid in the intestines enabling stools to move along smoothly. Cooking the apples makes them easier for the system to digest thus enabling you to access the pectin, natural sugars and nutrients in the fruit. This is a particularly nourishing meal if you are recovering from illness or a bout of diarrhea. The apple sauce can be prepared in advance and stored in the fridge. It makes a lovely dessert with yoghurt or can be blended into a smoothie too.

Ingredients
75g raw oats
350ml water (100ml for apple)
250ml skimmed milk/soy milk
1 tsp cinnamon
3 cloves
1 baking apple
20g Raisons
1 tbsp honey
150ml Almond milk per serving (optional)

Method
Chop the apple into small pieces and place in a saucepan with 100ml water. Heat gently.
As the apple starts to soften stir in the raisons, honey, cinnamon and cloves and add more water if required. Simmer for 15 minutes stirring occasionally.
Cook the classic oat porridge as previous page.
Serve the porridge into bowls. Spoon in 3 heaped tablespoons of the apple sauce.
Serve with Almond milk.

Nutrition Data Per Serving
Protein
10g
Carbohydrate
47.5g
Fibre
17.4g
Fat
4.5g
Sodium
16mg
Calories
267
GL
16
Inflammatory Factor
-120

Serves 2
Preparation Time : 25 Minutes

 

 


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