Bread Free Breakfasts
Fast food is not just McDonalds and KFC. Fast food also comes in the form of toast, focaccias and sandwiches. These are the foods we eat we are starving, in a hurry and on the run. They are very energy dense and generally nutrient poor. They may not be greasy but they are extremely processed and refined and so should be in the category of sometimes foods. Anyone will become inflamed, sluggish and constipated if they live on bread 2-3 meals a day! That is because bread takes a lot of digestive juice to break down and will plug up your pipes pretty quick! By removing them from one meal such as breakfast you should notice a fair bit of ‘improvement in your movements’!
Ideas for a bread free breakfast:
Better than muesli: 1 apple, cored and quartered, handful of almonds, handful of macadamias, handful of pumpkin seeds, handful of sunflower seeds, handful of desiccated coconut, handful of goji berries, 1/4 teaspoon of vanilla, 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon, a few grinds of salt. Start with putting your apple into your blender or food processor, and then add the remaining ingredients in the order listed. Pulse quickly until desired consistency is reached. Be careful not to over blend. Enjoy with yoghurt.
Seed breakfast: 1 cup of both sunflower seeds & sesame seeds, dry roast them in a hot pan for a few minutes until brown and popping. Put in a bowl and top with 2 tbsp. natural yoghurt and some berries or grated apple or banana. This is really filling and super yummy
Apple eggs: 1 large green apple, 2 eggs, ½ tsp. turmeric, 1 tsp. ginger or galangal a little water (a few tsps.). Dice the apple into little cubes. Put the water, apple and spices into the hot pan. Once the Apple has soaked up the water and spices, whisk the eggs and pour over the apples (like a pikelet) Cook until brown.
Oat bran eggs: 2 eggs, a little water, 1 tsp. rice bran oil, ½ cup oat bran, cinnamon and nutmeg. Place all ingredients into a bowl and whisk well. Then pour into a pan and cook like pikelets. You can serve with stewed or grated fruit and or yoghurt.
Fruit omelette: 2 eggs, 1 tsp. corn flour, berries/banana/apple/cinnamon. Whisk eggs and corn flour and cook like a pancake cook the fruit in the omelette or add as a topping.
Smoothie: 1 banana, 1 cup of milk, 1 tbsp. LSA, 1 tbsp. flax seed oil, 2 tbsp. yoghurt, 1 tsp. honey. Blend all ingredients until smooth. Add more liquid if you want it less chunky. Frozen bananas work esp. well.
Date smoothie: 1 cup nonfat yogurt, 1 cup nonfat milk, 1 cup (packed) pitted Medjool dates, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract, 2 cups ice cubes. Purée yogurt, milk, dates, and vanilla in blender until smooth. Add ice cubes; puree until mixture is thick and smooth. Divide between 2 glasses and serve.
Baked eggs: lightly oil a ramekin or oven proof cup with rice bran oil. Place a combination or all of the following on the bottom: mushroom, spinach, garlic, tomato, asparagus, zucchini, left over roast vegetables (capsicum, sweet potato, onion, broccoli etc.), or Tofu. Place 1-2 eggs on top. Season with salt and pepper. Bake in a hot oven (220 degrees C) until almost done. Yolks are best a little runny. Takes about 8 to 12 minutes depending on your oven. These can be prepared the night before and popped in the oven while you are in the shower.
1. Line a 8”x8” baking pan with baking paper, allow it to hang over the edge.
2. Combine the first 8 ingredients in a large bowl and mix.
3. Add maple syrup and apple sauce and mix
4. Add almond butter, mix
5. Place batter in tin pressing down firmly.
6. Place in freezer for 1 hour
7. Remove from freezer and tin, remove paper and slice into 16 pieces.
8. Store in a sealed container in the freezer
You can substitute any nuts, seeds or fruit as desired.
Basic quick quinoa recipe.
Combine all ingredients in a bowl the night before:
½ cup quinoa flakes
2/3 cup almond milk
½ tablespoon of chia seeds
½ teaspoon of cinnamon
¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
In the morning you may like to add more liquid if the ingredients have soaked it all up.
Top with your favorite toppings
Dollop of almond butter and fresh strawberries
Chopped dates and walnuts
Cacao nibs, fresh cherries and nut butter
Grated carrot, walnuts and sultanas
LSA, coconut, honey and berries
Or try your own creation.