Breakfast Hot Chocolate
Did you know that chocolate has some great antioxidants?! It’s a health food!
Whisk one egg yolk with 200mls unsweetened nut milk or coconut milk in a pan and heat very gently until warm (don’t boil). Add one pinch of salt and 20g dark chocolate (at least 85% cocoa solids.) If you have used nut milk also add 10-15g of unsalted butter. Add three to six stevia drops to taste and whisk to a froth.
You can also add cinnamon, vanilla, or a drop of essential oil such as orange or mint if you like the taste.
Yoghurt Breakfast Bowl
High multiple nutrients from the egg yolk; beneficial probiotics and fibre
Whisk an organic egg yolk with 150ml live, unsweetened yoghurt or plain coconut yoghurt and one tablespoon ground flaxseeds.
Flavour with a pinch of vanilla powder, ground cinnamon, orange zest or lemon zest or with a handful of crushed berries. Sweeten with a drop or two of stevia if wanted.
Top with a few chopped nuts or with a couple of berries.
Chia Breakfast Bowl
High in antioxidants, beneficial fats and flavour
Mix two tablespoons of chia seeds with six tablespoons of unsweetened nut milk or coconut milk. Add a pinch of vanilla or cinnamon if wanted. Leave to sit for fifteen minutes while you carefully dry-fry a handful of crushed walnuts.
Sweeten the seed/milk mixture with a couple of drops of stevia (if wanted) and then serve with a handful of berries and the walnuts.
Coconut Vanilla Smoothie
High in beneficial fats from the egg yolk; beneficial fats and anti-inflammatory vanilla
Blend 200mls coconut milk with an egg yolk and between a quarter to a half a teaspoon of vanilla powder. Sweeten with a drop or two of stevia if wanted.
Commercial granolas are packed with sugar, but this one is just lovely and nutty!
Melt 20g unsalted butter or coconut oil in a saucepan, add a drop or two of stevia and then stir in ¼ cup of rolled oats, one tablespoon of chopped nuts and one tablespoon of seeds. Add a tablespoon of coconut chips if liked.
Stir continually over a medium heat until the mixture starts to turn darker and you notice a lovely flapjack aroma!
Serve with unsweetened nut milk, live, unsweetened yoghurt or with unsweetened coconut yoghurt.
Soaking your oats overnight makes the nutrients easier for your body to utilize. The butter provides important nutrients as well as beneficial fat.
Soak 1/2 cup of oats and a tablespoon of ground almonds in enough almond milk or water to cover and then leave overnight. In the morning add a tiny pinch of sea salt and 10g of unsalted butter. Gently warm through until the butter has melted, stirring in additional almond milk or water as you go to get the texture you like. Add stevia drops to taste.
Add cinnamon, lightly dry-fried and crushed nuts, blueberries and/or a sprinkling of chia seeds if liked.
Quick Fry Up
Did I tell you yet that this is not your usual detox plan..?
Shape a handful of seasoned pork mince into a patty. Fry in a pan with slices of bacon and a couple of eggs. Add mushrooms and/or halved tomatoes if liked.
Quick Vegetable Hash
No reason not to get some of your five a day in first thing!
Gently fry a few finely sliced vegetables such as onion, courgette, mushrooms, peppers, French beans etc. in a tablespoon of butter. Break a couple of eggs in and stir until the egg is cooked through. Season and serve.