I am honestly plain confused with the entire idea of breakfast. We have some people who swear by eating something 10 minutes after you wake up to kick-start your metabolism to those who tell you to fast till lunchtime for ultimate health. From being extremely bothered about all this information to giving 0 f**ks, I have come a long way. I now just listen to my body and common sense. If I have a morning workout, I usually eat something light as to have a more effective session. If I had a heavy dinner or ate late in the evening, I fast till around 2-3 hours from when I have woken up. If I’m on holiday – I indulge a bit( its good for the soul) while keeping portion sizes small.
What I have is a small collection of my choice of healthy, nutritious breakfasts that will make you look forward to your morning! Trust me egg and bread does nothing good for us!
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Ok – maybe this is not too Indian, but its light and fresh in the morning. Just soak a cup of your favourite oats overnight in fresh squeezed apple juice or soy milk, keep refrigerated. The next day, just add some nuts and/or fruits to make it extra tasty.
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The best most nutritious breakfast on the planet. These light white pillows can be paired with almost anything. But in the morning, stick to non spicy white coconut chutney or fresh tomato chutney. See here for some nice recipes – http://www.yummytummyaarthi.com/2015/01/easy-onion-tomato-chutney-recipe-red.html
Banana chocolate pancake(vegan) with home-made peanut butter
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This is left best for the weekend! Mash up some banana, coconut milk, cocoa, brown/organic non-polished sugar, a bit of baking powder, wholegrain wheat flour and a pinch of salt. I’m not going through the step by step. But check out this wonderful lady’s blog, pretty much the same thing, just modify a bit and bam! http://theprettybee.com/2015/01/vegan-banana-pancakes.html
For the peanut butter, grab a bunch of roasted peanuts and grind till the oil comes out or just be lazy and buy a bottle or whatever!
Puttu with red banana(or any other colour is also fine, not as fun as red though!)
Man! If I could eat one breakfast for the rest of my life it would be this. Its basically pressed and steamed rice powder mixed with grated coconut. To have it traditionally would be to pair it with a kadala curry or you can eat it like me which is the much better way, by sprinkling some sugar on it, drizzling it ever so slightly with some ghee and then mash a banana into it before tucking in. Its too yum to be true! This lady breaks it down here – make it with red rice powder though like in the image attached, much healthier – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=muSoTCiYJEQ
Coconut stew with dosa/idli/idiyappams/appams
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Plain and simple coconut stew, easy to make and tastes delicious.
In one tablespoon of coconut oil fry some onions along with some cumin, salt and whole ginger. Once the onions are translucent add cooked potatoes and coconut milk and simmer for 10 minutes or so. Sprinkle some jaggery powder to make it little better than it already is, but not a lot!
That’s all! I hope you all enjoy your breakfasts as I do mine.