Recently whilst in Hamburg visiting friends, I found myself in charge of food. A great job! Everyday I did something different for breakfast.
However, of all the food I put together, the most popular was this combination: fresh fruit (various types), seeds and nuts, (again various types), yoghurt, (oh, of various types again) drizzled with flax or hemp oil and sometimes a little honey.
Having identified that this was the breakfast of choice, I still wanted to ring the changes; commonly people eat the same foods day after day. So each morning I came up with so many different combinations that each time it felt like a completely novel meal – so I was told.
One day we had lovely raspberries, sitting in the bowl with their deep voluptuous red colour complimenting the blue of the berries. Sheep’s milk makes a very creamy yoghurt which tastes too good to be healthy. Into this I added flax oil which gives a beautiful slightly nutty flavour. And finished off with a dessert spoonful of walnuts.
Another morning I used sliced apples, sprinkled with lemon juice and stirred in crushed mixed nuts, topped with goat’s milk yoghurt with added hemp or flax oil. This had a fresh tangy-er edge.
The plum and seed combo had a milder flavour, so I stirred a little honey into the sheep’s yoghurt to top it off and add flavour.
There was no boredom, whingeing or mid morning dips, requiring a top up of caffeine or sugar. This kind of food is very sustaining, great for the blood sugar as there is a good amount of protein. Breakfast is a great opportunity to start packing in your minimum 5 a day, in fact you could easily have 3 portions at one go.
Personally I subscribed to the 12 a day school of healthy eating. When you start your day with a breakfast like this, you are well on your way to attaining that!