Breakfast is all about getting a yummy dish to give me long lasting energy and feeling on form for a sometimes non-stop morning. This breakfast includes all that I want to set me up for a busy day.
It’s got protein from whey protein and chia seeds, carbohydrates from berries and banana, good fats including some omega 3 fats from chia seeds, nuts and other seeds. Depending on the style of yoghurt you will also get some carbohydrates, protein and / or fat.
- Here from the left above, I am using coconut yoghurt which is dairy free. But of course use your own favourite unsweetened yoghurt (and I prefer no artificial sweeteners).
- Chia seeds are becoming a popular seed as they are rich in omega 3 fats and protein. There are white (pictured here) and black chia seeds. When put in liquid they swell slightly and soften, really quite pleasant!
- Then there is unflavoured whey protein to boost the protein for an extra long lasting boost of energy.
- Next to that is my favourite cereal which is Pure Delish Raspberry and Maple nut nograin-ola. It is actually just nuts, seeds, freeze dried raspberries, a bit of honey, maple syrup and olive oil. It looks to me like they have blitzed these in a blender to partly break down, then toasted it all in the honey, maple syrup and oil. So it suits a gluten free or Paleo diet too.
- And finally fruit. Here I have some frozen blackcurrants and banana. But whatever you fancy is good.
I like to mix my yoghurt with the protein powder and chia seeds first. Then add the fruit and top with muesli.
- 2 – 3 large spoonfuls of yoghurt- I use coconut yoghurt or sheep milk yoghurt but if you prefer cow’s milk or goat milk yoghurt or milk kefir, as you wish. Just go for unsweetened and without artificial sweeteners
- 2 dessertspoons chia seeds
- 2 dessertspoons protein powder- I use Thompsons Red 8 unflavoured whey protein concentrate or pea, rice or soy protein are alternatives. Of course you can leave this out if you prefer.
- A large handful or 1/2 to 1 cup of fruit- my choice is always berries (fresh or frozen and thawed), sometimes with some banana
- A sprinkle of muesli- my current favourite (here in New Zealand) is Pure Delish Raspberry and Maple Nut Nograin-ola. I notice that Pete Evans the Australian chef has a recipe for a very similar looking cereal in his recipe book “Family Food’ based on Paleo style eating.
- Mix the yoghurt, chia seeds and protein powder together in the cereal bowl.
- Add your choice of fruit.
- Sprinkle on the muesli and enjoy!