I thought I would share what we are eating for breakfast at the moment.
Everyone's bodies are different and we have different nutritional requirements at different times of our lives. So, the most important thing is to ask your body what it needs and to give it that.
At the moment, this is my breakfast routine:
Before I eat anything I have a big mug of hot water with half a lemon squeezed into it. This gets my system going, is a great detox for the liver and just makes me feel good.
I love porridge. I especially love it in winter. Right now I am having oat and chia seed porridge with walnuts and cranberries. Here is the recipe:
Tablespoon of coconut oil
Half a teaspoon of cinnamon
1 cup of oats
1 cup of water
Half a cup of milk (rice, almond, soy or cows milk)
2 tablespoons of chia seeds
Half a handful of berries (cranberries, blueberries, raspberries)
Handful of walnuts
Melt the coconut oil in a sauce pan.
Add the cinnamon and stir until fragrant.
Add the oats and toast and coat with the cinnamon.
Add the water and bring to a boil.
Add the milk, warm through, but do not bring to a boil.
Stir in the chia seeds, berries and walnuts.
This serves one adult and two hungry children.
Sweeten to taste. I use raw, local honey, this is said to be great for allergies. It makes sense as the bees are pollinating flowers from your area, so your body gets used to those pollens. Also, raw honey is much better for you than conventionally processed honey because all the healthy nutrients are not destroyed in the heat through the processing.
Another thing I thought I would mention is the importance of protein for breakfast. If we eat protein for breakfast, we stabilise our blood sugar for the day. I was diagnosed with hypo glycaemia (a precursor to diabetes) in my early twenties. I got such a fright that I changed my eating habits. I have not had any symptoms for many years and I am always on the lookout for eating things which are beneficial to my body.
Chia seeds are really good for you, they are a very good source of protein and my children like them. (Always important!)
Walnuts are also full of protein and are a great source of essential fatty acids, another important thing for brain development for little growing bodies. Cinnamon is also really good for stabilising blood sugar.
Coconut oil is a great source of essential fatty acids and a super food. I use it whenever I can, I often saute food with it. (You can also put a spoon into your tea or coffee as a boost - it doesn't have a taste)
Berries are a great source of antioxidants, so get those in every day if you can.
I don't take any vitamins. When my health was not as good as it is now, I took a multi vitamin, extra vitamin C and a B vitamin, and think it was important to give my body the extra help it needed because of sub optimal eating habits. But more importantly, due to the strain it was under due to a stressful life, this depletes us more than any food we eat.
Rather eat a McDonalds burger with a sense of appreciation and joy than eat an organic salad while filled with anger and resentment.
The state we are in when we eat is so much more important than what we are actually putting into our bodies.
Even though I don't take vitamins at the moment, I have a green shake every morning. I have a glass of water with Vital Greens and a scoop of Protein powder. I love this mix to keep me going all the way until lunch time if I need it. Although I make a point of having something small to eat at about 10 am.
I also thought that I would mention that I give the children Floradix every morning.
I buy all of these products at the health shop, they are easily accessible online even if you can't get them at your local health shop.
So that is me and my breakfast. Even if I don't eat so well the rest of the day, at least I know I have had a good start to get me through.
"Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food" - Hippocrates
What do you eat for breakfast?
Blessings to you.