Healthy breakfast for a healthy body

There are so many theories on how to lose weight that I have already lost count. Personally, I believe that each person must learn to listen to their body. What might work for you, may harm someone else. Diets are never “one size fits all”. It depends not only on the activity level, but also the unique nutritional needs each person has.

Taking this into account, you should first start to build new easy habits that will allow you to learn how to eat well, keep your sugar levels steady and create a proper diet for yourself. After some time, if you feel confident and are knowledgeable on the subject, you can start trying out different things that may give you other ideas on how to change and give your body a boost. On the meantine, stick to the easy recipes and secure yourself good, nourishing meals.

To start off your healthy 2017, begin by understanding the fact that breakfast is the most important part of your day. Why? Whatever you feed the body, and how this makes your body react, will determine how you will metabolise anything else that you eat during the day. For example, if you have a piece of white bread with jam and a cup of coffee for breakfast, you will be elevating your sugar levels and will have no protein and fibre to help balance it out. During the rest of the day, your body will be having highs and lows, thus you will be hungry, tired, craving for sugar and in the need for more food that will not help you achieve your goals. It will be a never ending spiral that will just lead you to gain fat!

I will give you some easy recipes for you to include in your breakfast, so you can have a good kick off to the day and can start to deliver on the new year’s resolution: Being healthy and fit.

Whisked eggs

 2 free range organic eggs

6 cherry tomatoes

1 cup fresh spinach

1 small slice whole wheat bread (Preferably fresh, not from supermarket)

½ hass avocado

Salt, pepperButter, ghee or coconut oil

Preparation:

  1. Heat up the pan and put some butter, ghee or coconut oil.
  2. Whisk your eggs, add sea salt and pepper
  3. Cook the spinach until slightly wilted, then add the cherry tomatoes.
  4. Add the whisked eggs and stir. You can opt to make an omelette; in which case you don’t stir. Just leave it and then turn to cook on the other side.
  5. Serve the eggs on a plate. Cut the avocado and spread it on the whole-wheat bread.

Cauliflower “pancakes”

¼ cauliflower head

1 free range organic egg

Butter, ghee or coconut oil.

2 small slices of halloumi cheese

Preparation

  1. Take the cauliflower and place it in the food processor to turn it into “rice”
  2. Heat up the pan and put some butter, ghee or coconut oil.
  3. Whisk the egg, add the cauliflower rice and stir. If the mixture is too dry you may add another egg.
  4. Add the mixture to the pan. When one side is ready, flip it so the other side gets cooked.
  5. Cook the halloumi cheese on both sides and put on the “pancake”

Fruit cereal

 3 spoons of pre-soaked chia seeds

½ cup of coconut milk

1 ½ cups of fruit (Any kind of fruit, preferably low sugar such as: strawberry, blueberry, granny smith apple, unripe pear)

1 spoon of bee pollen

¼ cup  of coconut flakes

Preparation

  1. Cut the fruit in small pieces. Serve 1 ½ cups in a bowl.
  2. Add the pre-soaked chia seeds and the coconut milk.
  3. Top with the bee pollen and coconut flakes.

Don’t let mornings become the beginning of a bad day. Instead, take charge from the moment you wake up and nourish yourself with healthy food that will motivate and energise you.