Hello beautiful people! 😉 It’s the start of a new week! New week = new goals + new opportunities. But what do you need before kick-starting your day? Breakfast! YAY!
Breakfast is said to be the most important meal of the day, yet with morning rushes, travelling and the famous, “I have nothing to wear” debacle, we’ve all gone the convenient coffee and toast route. But while searching for something more nourishing and filling, we discovered a wonderful Swiss muesli, combined it with yoghurt, fruit, honey and cinnamon. We thought we had it all figured out. It was great. Quick, easy and nutritious. However, a few months later, I started reading about milk and consequently, dairy products, and how taxing they are on our digestive system. Not so great after all. Oh hello, almond milk/muesli/fruit combo!
Given my interest in food and healthy eating, I read and watch videos about this all the time. And so I discovered the world of proper food combining. We’ll get into that in a later post, but in a nutshell, the principles of proper food combining have been discovered to ease of digestion and assimilation in the body. It asserts that some food types combine well, while others do not. And learning about the digestive system helps, too. According to (Caluwé, 2001)* fruit is best eaten on an empty stomach, and for breakfast in particular, since the digestive system works to eliminate toxins during 4am and noon.
After many an adaption made to our breakfast bowl, we now combine complimenting fruits with plant milk and seeds. This is one of our current favourites:
Here we’ve combined:
– sliced banana,
– sliced pear,
– almond milk,
– chia seeds, and
– sunflower seeds.
Bananas and dates are both sweet fruit so they complement each other, and combine well with a sub-acid fruit like pear. Voilà! Once you work out all the food and digestion concepts, this breakfast takes a few minutes to prepare and you’re good to go. Switch it up every morning depending on what’s in season, and what you’ve got in your pantry, and I doubt you’ll be easily bored. It is surprisingly filling, and the great thing is that you can have a large bowl of this nutrient dense breakfast, to keep you going until lunch.
If you enjoy bananas, and you haven’t had them with almond milk before, you’re in for a treat. There’s something about the combination that brings out the natural sweetness and creaminess of the banana that is just lovely!
Bon appétit! 😉