You feel like a toast but the usual dry white sliced bread with jam and some margarine is not an option? I might just have a suggestion for you and you don’t even need to switch on the toaster! Why not try to up the ante and make your toast the highlight of your morning healthy breakfast? Firstly, let’s talk about the bread. It cannot be white and it cannot come out of the plastic bag already pre-sliced. Choose your bread carefully, as these days the incidents of coeliac disease and gluten intolerance are on the rise due to consumption of very low quality wheat! If you don’t want to be feeding yourself a genetically modified toast first thing in the morning, then go for a good old rye bread or pumpernickel slice – don’t worry about the peculiar taste as the rest of the ingredients will over-write the taste of it completely. Secondly, if you love your sweet spread in the morning, then why not making it from real juicy fruits?
Ingredients (1 portion):
– 1 slice of rye bread/ sourdough toast/ pumpernickel slice
– 2 tables spoons of yoghurt or Quark
– 1 strawberries
– 1 kiwi
– 1 apricot
– Small handful of blueberries
– 1 dried fig
1. Take a slice of your chosen bread and cut it in half. Eating things in small pieces make you feel full much quicker and you won’t reach out for another unnecessary helping.
2. Spread yoghurt or Quark on each piece of bread, it should be 1 table spoon per piece. It should tower over your toast – that’s the idea!
3. Chop all fresh and dried fruit and put in a separate bowl. Add a little stevia and mix thoroughly allowing fruits to release their natural juices.
4. Top your toasts with a fruit mixture and let the rest of the fruit that didn’t make it onto the toast sit pretty on the plate.
5. Enjoy with a cup of something hot and strong!
If you are on gluten or grain free diet plan then skip the rye or sourdough toast and go for a gluten free version (Udi’s, Genius and Marks and Spencer all make great alternatives). Same if you are vegan – you can put coconut yoghurt (Co Yo) or soya yoghurt instead, I would add a scoop of a high quality vegan powder to the vegan yoghurt to keep protein levels high. If you don’t have an array of fruit to hand, then chop up a banana and sprinkle with some raisins/walnuts/almonds/chia seeds it will be equally delicious and healthy!
Wishing you a great health and Bon Appetite.
Disclaimer: please consult your health care practitioner or doctor if you experience any health problems before making drastic changes to your diet and daily eating habits.