Bangin’ Breakfast

March 14, 2011 § Leave a comment

So I’m leaving sugar behind, and the first place for me to start is at breakfast time. I find a smugly healthy, satisfying and nutritious breakfast sets the pace for the day, and I’m less likely to snack on sugary treats.

please excuse the hasty iPhone snap... can't you see I was already mid-nosh?

A healthy on-the-go breakfast:

An organic pear cut in quarters, core removed, and topped with brazil nut butter.

Oh it was delicious! Tasted like almond cake, and it’s the perfect alternative for a sugar addict, like me, trying to replace the usual starchy, sugar-laden breakfast (which would often include brownies!).

So why brazil nut butter?

For starters it contains organic, raw, fair-trade brazil nuts; so it includes all the wonderful essential fatty acids of raw nuts plus a few bonus karma points for ensuring the Peruvian pickers fetch a fair penny for their efforts,  while maintaining conservation of the Amazon jungle.

Also, I eat cashews, almonds, walnuts and pistachios by the handful. However, my diet is completely void of brazil nuts, and introducing them in the form of a nut butter is a fun and easy way to incorporate this rich source of selenium into my diet, along with its immunity boosting properties.

Belly Benefits

Despite the bulky fibre content of fruit (especially pears), after its sole consumption, I find that satiety doesn’t really last too long and I’d be reaching for a sugar-filled blueberry muffin shortly thereafter.

With the inclusion of healthy fats and protein in the form of fresh nuts or a nut butter alongside the fruit, the body’s appetite control system goes into full swing and it could be three hours before I even start to feel hungry again.

This brekky is simple and can be prepared in the time it takes to toast a piece of bread. It’s probably not ideal for everyday, however it’s fresh, healthy, and most of all it’s effective for those days when you need to rush out the door and don’t have time to mess around poaching eggs and dicing vegetables. Alternatively, it makes a great snack.

Enjoy!

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