Whilst I love to share pictures of beautiful stacks of pancakes and creamy bowls of buckwheat or oatmeal porridge with you on Instagram, my everyday breakfast looks a little different, I must admit. Let’s face it: Time usually is short in the mornings, but still I want to indulge in a delicious and energizing breakfast before I leave for work or uni.
I usually drink a cup of hot water with the juice of half a lemon in it as a way to alkaline my body in the morning whilst I’m preparing my breakfast bowl. Trust me: It literally takes five minutes! What’s in the bowl is not only utterly indulgent, but also good for your body. Let me tell you the details:
Oats: are high in protein, fibre and minerals as well as in Vitamin B, plus they lower your cholesterol level
Chia seeds: are the kind of superfood you would want to include in your diet every day! High in antioxidants, calcium and omega 3 fatty acids as well as high in fibre
Maca powder: lowers your cholesterol level and is high in protein and iron
Goji Berries: are said to be life-extending according to the traditional Chinese medicine (hence, they are anti-aging), plus they are high in vitamin C, A and E, as well as high in protein and fibre
Nuts and seeds: are high in protein and fibre. Nuts as well as grains and pulses should be soaked before eating them. I soak my nuts overnight to ensure they are free from toxic inhibitors. Once they become wet, all anti-nutrients will be removed from the nuts.
Now, what do you think: Did I convince you? I bet I did!
Enjoy your healthy breakfast bowl – and your day, of course!
For the recipe of my everyday healthy breakfast bowl scroll further down.
My everyday healthy breakfast bowl
For one serving.
1 handful of oats
1 tablespoon of chia seeds
1 tablespoon of goji berries
1 tablespoon of macs powder
1 tablespoon of flaxseed (or linseed)
1/2 tablespoon of mixed nuts and seeds (soaked overnight to remove anti-nutrients)
1 handful of fresh seasonal fruits
A dash of milk of your choice (I use coconut milk or soya milk, but also cow’s milk is fine)
Optional: A dash of yogurt (again: I prefer coconut yogurt, but plain yogurt works well, too)
Add your oats, chia seeds and goji berries to a bowl, pour over as much boiling water as needed to cover the ingredients. Leave to draw for a couple of minutes until the chia seeds start to swell up. Now you could actually just add cold water or (plant) milk already, however, I prefer my breakfast to be warmish in the morning and like it to be soaked for a couple of minutes so it gives me the feeling of enjoying a proper porridge.
Add your maca powder, flaxseed and nuts as well as your fresh fruits, peeled, sliced, cored or chopped depending on the fruit.
Pour over as much milk and yogurt as you require, stir – and enjoy!