Having a healthy nutritional breakfast first thing in the morning will determine how we feel the rest of the day. To our surprise, some people don’t even bother eating breakfast because they are in a rush to go to work or school. Not having breakfast means you’ll feel hungry way before lunch and end up having snacks. Often people end up having unhealthy snacks which aren’t the best for your body. To compound the problem, researchers have shown that people that don’t eat breakfast usually have a bigger portion lunch to compensate. Having a bigger portion means more calories and it also contributes to feeling drowsy in the afternoon while your body tries to digest the extra food. This calls for an unproductive afternoon.
Our breakfast consists of oatmeal, a soft-boiled egg, and a fruit smoothie.
We know what you are thinking and no we don’t eat instant oatmeal. We buy organic quick rolled oats and mix the ingredients ourselves. Before we go to bed we mix the following ingredients in a pot:
1 1/2 dl (3/4 cup) of organic quick rolled oats
1/2 dl (1/4 cup) organic sunflower seeds
1/2 dl (1/4 cup) organic pumpkin seeds
2 teaspoons of organic sesame seeds
1 teaspoon organic flax seeds
1 small handful of nuts (hazelnuts, walnuts or pecans)
4 1/2 dl (1 3/4 cups) of water
This serves 2. A general guideline is to add 3 times as much water as the oatmeal.
Oats has phytic acid which blocks mineral absorption. By soaking oatmeal in water overnight you reduces the amount of phytic acid, making the oatmeal more basic (alkaline).
In the morning heat up the pot, bring the content to boil, and add salt to taste. Keep stirring till the oatmeal has reached the desired thickness.
While we’re making the oatmeal we’d boil couple eggs. Depending on the size, it would take anywhere from 4 to 5 minutes after the water starts boiling to make soft boiled eggs. If you prefer hard boiled eggs, let them boil for 8 minutes.
To make the oatmeal even healthier we add 2 teaspoons of hemp hearts. To serve we sprinkle ground cinnamon and half a tablespoon of wild honey on top. Yum!
What do you usually have for breakfast?