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Drop the breakfast cereal and eat this instead….
As you know I’m not a fan of people eating breakfast cereal, or even muesli for that matter. The reason being is that:
– The grains have lost most of their minerals and vitamins in processing
– Unless the grain has been soaked prior to eating it will contain nutrient binding enzymes and phytic acid.
– They are pretty much straight carbohydrates that lead to weight gain and type 2 diabetes for most people (unless you are genetically an African Tribesman.)
Plus in a study looking at the diets of 121,700 nurses, over a 10 year period in America. The researchers found that eating high glycemic foods like breakfast cereals was the biggest risk factor for heart disease. Yep you’ve got it, the nurses that ate breakfast cereal had the highest risk of heart disease. So, lets drop the cereal and eat one of these alternatives instead…
So depending on your macronutrient profile (click here to take the macronutrient profile test) I recommend eating one of the following breakfast options, remembering to eat fresh and seasonal as much as possible…
Breakfast ideas for Carbohydrate types/ African Tribesmen
Quinoa*, buckwheat*, rolled oats, millet or polenta porridge (soaked overnight before cooking in the morning) with a smaller amount of butter, desiccated coconut, and chopped walnuts, add a little honey (if needed) and fruit (such as berries or banana).
Dairy free smoothie – Put 2 tablespoons of flaxseeds and 8 almonds in a blender, whiz till a fine powder, then put one can of coconut milk (or raw milk/kefir/yoghurt, if dairy tolerant), one banana, frozen berries, some cinnamon powder, 2-4 BePure ONE capsules (opened and contents emptied) and a little water for thickness to taste..
Breakfast ideas for Mixed types – halfway in between African Tribesmen and Eskimo
Bacon chopped into small pieces, chopped leek, green peas, (lightly fry ingredients, adding to the pan in the order as listed) serve with a poached egg on top and sauerkraut.
Organic free range greens omelette with what ever you have in the fridge at the time i.e. mushrooms, tomato, capsicum, spinach, rocket, cheese, ham, salami, corn etc.
Breakfast ideas for Protein Types/Eskimos
Lightly fried (in coconut oil) Chicken Liver, chopped pieces of bacon, and mushrooms, add cream to the pan at the end if you want. Serve with poached eggs on top of fresh rocket leaves.
Smoked salmon, with poached eggs, steamed asparagus or seasonal greens, sauerkraut, hollandaise sauce (Hollandaise sauce: Melt approx. 25 grams of organic butter. In a small bowl, mix two egg yolks with 1-2 tablespoons of lemon juice. Add melted butter to bowl and stir well.)
In health and breakfast bliss,
There are many problems with boxed cereals beyond the obvious – sugar, preservatives, synthetic vitamin fortification, oxide mineral fortification… But people don’t realise that if grains are not prepared correctly they can be very problematic. For example, grains contain phytic acid – which binds the minerals in the grain so, in nature, the grain will only begin to grow in optimal conditions (moisture being the key). If you eat cereals that have not been soaked the phytic acid will bind minerals in your intestinal track potentially taking minerals like magnesium and calcium out of your body.
The nutritional benefits come from eating whole grains – not processed whole grains! But whole grains! In boxed cereals the grains are often processed, plus the heat used in pressing a grain into a flake or pressure of puffing the grain will destroy the B vitamin content – this is why they have to then replace the B vitamins – but I can guarantee you they will be using the cheapest synthetic B vitamins to do this!
I could go on and on…But the solution is simple…if you want to give your children grains for breakfast give them whole grains like millet, buckwheat, rolled oats, quinoa, barley, amaranth and brown rice. Soak over night to release the phytic acid, drain and cook. The great thing about pre-soaking is that the grains generally cook a lot faster this way too.
We had this first course meal 1 (breakfast) this morning..red, white and black quinoa and amaranth grains soaked overnight. In a seperate dish we soaked some gogi berries, raisins and prunes.
Then in the morning I drained and rinsed the grains and added 250ml of coconut milk and cooked the grains in the coconut milk. Once cooked (about 15 minutes) – serve the grains in bowls and top with the soaked juice from the berry/raisin and prune mix and enjoy. Of course you could add some freshly ground flaxseeds to this as well as chopped raw nuts and butter – but this morning we didn’t.
This has no added sugar and as you’ll see below – Isabella my 3 year old daughter loved it and went back for seconds. Due to my macronutrient profile I followed this course with a carpaccio course (raw steak – but that’s another blog altogether!)
Please note this meal was 100% organic and cost under $1.50 each – the most expensive part being the coconut milk. A small price to pay to protect Isabella from oestrogenic pesticides which are shown to be a contributing factor in breast cancer, endometriosis and Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome.
I hope one day that Isabella will be able to experience the joy and love of being a parent as I have…. Unfortunately many children her age won’t be able to due to oestrogen mimicking hormones in the environment. This is becoming more prevalent in our younger women even now let alone for a our 3 year olds as they grow older…but that’s another blog….
Had a wicked breakfast this morning – actually I like to call it meal one and this was my second course of meal one for today.
I had homemade nitrate free black pudding with raw egg yolks and cooked whites on a bed of lambs quarters, rocket and basil and I finished it off with a condiment of Lynda’s ‘Very Special’ homemade tomato sauce. The only part of it that did not come off the farm was the oats and barley in the black pudding. 100% beyond organic and nutrient dense.
A special thanks goes to punk the pig for his commitment to the meal!! Thanks Punk! Hope you enjoy the ride in your new body…me!