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The joy of BREAKFAST

Hey !

Three (3) quick, simple, nutritious and yummy breakfast ideas for you tonight (to make tomorrow a.m. perhaps !?)

1)

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Quinoa Porridge

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Made with white quinoa, chopped apples, lots of cinnamon, walnuts, blackberries, almond milk.

Other things that you could add to spice it up; chia seeds, almonds, maple syrup, banana, coconut pieces.

2)

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Tropical Smoothie

In a blender; apple, grapefruit, orange, almond milk, water, coconut, walnuts, spinach, ice, tofu, cinnamon

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Grapefruits are just so photogenic !

3)

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Tofu + Egg breakky scramble.

Sautee your tofu in coconut oil, add in kale and kale stems as well as any other veggies that you’ve got on hand. Add in eggs, top with salt& pepper + cumin

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  1. If you don’t eat a good, hearty breakfast – chances are that you might overeat later in the day
  2. Make sure that your breakfasts contain some protein and complex-carbs to keep you feeling full and energized longer. Carbs are not the enemy 🙂
  3. Choose whole grains, and if you’re gluten sensitive avoid Barley/Rye/Some Oats/Wheat/Spelt
  4. Make you’re breakfast a meal you enjoy, something that you’re happy about eating first thing in the a.m.
  5. Wake up early enough to have time to enjoy your breakfast, along with a coffee or tea. Mornings can be enjoyable, if you’re not in a panic!


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Choose your own adventure: Recipe Edition

Hungry?

Here’s a simple and nutritious Quinoa Salad that you can make.

Why do I eat so much Quinoa? Here’s a few reasons…

  • It cooks in under 20 minutes – great for when you’re crunched for time!
  • It’s a *complete protein – containing all of your essential amino acids
    *This is great news for Vegans/Vegetarians!
  • It takes on almost any flavour (spices, sauces, herbs)
  • It’s filling! You can eat a meal that contains Quinoa, and be satisfied for hours.
  • It doesn’t sit too heavy, so you can eat it before working out

My latest concoction.

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Recipe. (I kept it fairly vague so that you could throw together your own combination!!)

Step 1: Pick your GRAIN (preferably a whole-grain) – Today I chose QUINOA because it’s the super food of the year!

Step 2: Choose your veggies, chop them up – or grate them if you prefer! I chose Rapini (Leafy Green), a Yellow Bell Pepper, and Whole Carrots

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Step 3: Choose your spices! I sprinkled on some Garam Masala (an Indian blend of ground spices), Paprika and Tumeric (because it’s anti-inflammatory)

Step 4: Choose your “Add-Ins”. I chose to chop up some almonds and pumpkin seeds (for some essential fats and protein), chickpeas and white kidney beans (again, both protein sources), and some fresh cilantro because it’s my favourite (and it chelates heavy metals in your body – literally pulls them through your system, detoxifying your body).

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*Cilantro has many other uses in Integrative Medicine – some of which can be found here!

(You can research other herbs and their medicinal properties by Googling ‘Botanical Medicine’ – very fascinating!

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Aaaaand…. that’s it ! Eat up !