Arise and shine! It’s breakfast time and what shall we eat? No, not bread again. That’s too much wheat and they don’t make good beauty food.
Oh, by the way, breakfast is not the most important meal. Say what? That’s right. Breakfast is not the most important meal, as you’re often told. But what you eat for breakfast is most important. Rocket science? Well, not if you understand the Beauty Detox Program by nutritionist and best-selling author Kimberly Snyder.
According to her, Beauty Detox program is eating light to heavy throughout the day.
“Eating in this manner allows you to eat foods in their most digestible order so lighter foods like fruits and vegetables don’t get trapped behind heavier foods such as protein and starches. When foods become trapped in your digestive system, they begin to back up like a traffic jam, and efficient and fast digestion is impeded. The net result is an increase in your body’s toxic load…”
Make sense to you? Well, it did for me. I was getting tired of eating bread and eggs for breakfast anyway and what Kimberly Snyder shared inspired me to change my morning diet.
So here’s sharing 5 healthy breakfasts I’ve been eating from time to time. Hopefully, they’ll inspire you to change yours too.
Oats are not my most favorite food but I try to eat them from time to time. Recently, I’ve been eating overnight rolled oats after a colleague taught me how to prep them the fuss-free way.
Just soak one part oats with one part milk of any kind (oat milk, soy milk, almond milk) and leave the combination overnight in the fridge. Remove by morning, throw in some fresh or dried fruits and the oats are ready to eat.
I usually eat the oats about an hour after I’ve removed them from the fridge. Surprisingly, they’re rather tasty and I’m enjoying them.
Smoothies are easy to prepare and absolutely tasty. Just throw in vegetables, fruits and blend with milk or just water. If you don’t have a lot of time in the morning, prep your smoothie by having the ingredients ready the night before. This way, you just need to blend them in the morning.
Always choose a creamier fruit like avocado, mango or banana as a base so that your smoothie will come out thick and creamy. You can always add in milk or yogurt but I prefer mine with water.
While smoothies are great for beauty detox, I wouldn’t consume them daily as too much may not be desirable. Twice or thrice a week is recommended. Read my post on 8 tips to make smoothies healthier.
I’ve been taking Dr Oatcare quite a bit especially when I have no time to prepare anything in the morning. It’s a nutritious blend with 76.6% wholegrain ingredients consisting mainly of Montana Embryo Oats plus 17 organic seeds, 9 mixed nuts, seaweed derived calcium and flaxseed oil.
But it isn’t exactly filling. So I double up by adding some baby oats with the drink. The addition do make a huge difference to a more satisfied tummy.
Yes, you can eat a fruit salad for breakfast too! In fact, it’s the best, considering Kimberly Snyder’s recommendations. Just pick your favorite fruits, throw in some veggie, drizzle with seasoning and you’re ready to dig in.
Personally, I usually prefer just eating fruits like apples, bananas and orange, leaving the vegetables for other meal times.
I usually have this for lunch but it’s good for breakfast too. You prepare them like you would for porridge. All in, it should take no more than 30 minutes to have this ready.
I usually cook them with chicken stock and serve the porridge with a side dish of seaweed, kimchi or pickles. If you find this too plain, you can always cook the porridge with your favorite ingredients.
The multigrain brand I use is GreenMax, available from NTUC. It consists of 11 types of grains namely brown rice, pearl rice, wheat, barley, pearl barley, oat, buckwheat, millet, black glutinous rice , gordon euryale seed and sorghum. Good stuff? You bet!
What do you usually eat for breakfast? Would you consider any of the 5 listed here? Or do you have something more interesting to share with us? Let us know your thoughts…