Alternative breakfast 

There is an age old misconception that breakfast comprises of toast and tea or pastries and coffee with little colour or a bowl of high sugar loaded cereal from a box that has been on a shelf for perhaps 6 months of even a year – ok let’s put that myth to bed now. 

It’s your wake up call to your body- fuel it! Give it colour, nutrients and protein! This plant based gluten free breakfast alternative is guaranteed to keep you going non stop until lunch! 

Let’s start with the smoothie : 

Mix the following ingredients in the food processor or blender or nutribullet –

1 banana

1/2 avocado 

4 medjool dates 

8 blueberries 

Handful of spinach 

Hazelnut milk 

Scoop of hemp vegan protein power 🌿🌿 

And press that button 🌿 add ice while you now prepare your wrap! 

Ingredients : 

I use BFree range of vegan Chia Wraps available in most stores including tesco. 

1 tall washed leaf of romaine lettuce 

1 spread of hummus 

1/2 avocado (remainder from your smoothie) chopped into cubes

2 baby tomatoes chopped finely into cubes 

Bunch of coriander and parsley chopped finely 

1/2 of fresh lime to squeeze over the tomato, avocado and herbs. 

Fry off a handful of button mushrooms 

And plate up with a squeeze of organic date syrup 👏🏼🙌🏼🌿 

Enjoy! The great multiple benefits of this breakfast which include : 

Medjool dates: Rich in fibre Medjool dates have a great amount of dietary fiber, supplying you with 27% of the recommended daily allowance. Their soluble fiber is important in regulation of blood sugar as well as levels of cholesterol. Notably, the beta-D-glucan in Medjool dates aids in water absorption hence adding bulk to stool. This prevents constipation.

Coriander and parsley: parsley is rich in many vital vitamins, including Vitamin C, B 12, K and A. This means parsley keeps your immune system strong, tones your bones and heals the nervous system, too. It helps flush out excess fluid from the body, thus supporting kidney function. Coriander has multiple health benefits. Coriander or cilantro is a wonderful source of dietary fiber, manganese, iron and magnesium as well. In addition, coriander leaves are rich in Vitamin C, Vitamin K and protein. They also contain small amounts of calcium, phosphorous, potassium, thiamin, niacin and carotene.

Mushrooms: Improved immune system function: Long chain polysaccharides, particularly alpha and beta glucan molecules, are primarily responsible for the mushrooms’ beneficial effect on your immune system. In one study, adding one or two servings of dried shiitake mushrooms was found to have a beneficial, modulating effect on immune system function. Another study done on mice found that white button mushrooms enhanced the adaptive immunity response to salmonella.

Chia: Chia seeds are packed with omega-3 fatty acids, with nearly five grams in a one-ounce serving. These fats are important for brain health. 

Romaine Lettuce: has More Vitamin A Than An Carrot. One head of romaine contains 182% RDA of vitamin A (as beta-carotene) while a large carrot contains only 40%.

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