It’s been a week or so since I last posted. I apologise for the radio silence. I have had a series of end of term exams for nutritional medicine and they took priority.
During that time I did make some corking breakkies to help retain focus and nourishment. This Buddha bowl has become a staple for my weekly breakfast mix up. I absolutely love Buddha bowls, you might ask what these are?
They are also known as “hippie bowls” a delicious bowl full to the brim of nourishing raw or roasted veggies, beans, healthy grains topped with nuts, seeds and sometimes poached eggs. Which will guarantee to kick start you in the mornings and provide a good dose of much needed veggies and grains for your recommended daily intake, its also quick and thrifty to make.
My little BB was no exception, made from quinoa grains (I love these grains) squeezed in fresh lemon, fresh watercress (it is ridiculously cheap in Harris Farm and so good for you), raw beetroot, avocado and a poached egg and sprinkling of cayenne pepper to spice it up.
Why it is good for you:
Watercress is a great source of chlorophyll, this is perfect to help your body detox and intestinal cleanse (chlorophyll gives plants their bright green colour) it is known to help with arthritis and anaemia. It also creates an alkaline environment which will help your body work at its best.
Quinoa Grains have a really low GI, so they work so well as slow release energy. They are also one of the only grains that have all of their 9 essential amino acids and is considered a full protein. So great to heal, repair and protect tissues, cells, muscles around the body.
Organic Free range eggs are a full protein which contain all of the essential amino acids which work at replenishing, nourishing and healing your skin, muscles and tissues.
Raw beetroot contains lots of important nutrients including vitamins A, B6, C, E and K as well as protein, folate, dietary fibre, calcium, iron and potassium. Some preliminary research shows that they have been known to help defend cells against harmful carcinogens. Studies have also shown that they have high levels of anti-inflammatory and antioxidant agents within.
Avocado is the good fat. By incorporating this in many meals you will help increase the uptake of antioxidants into your system as well as do wonders for your skin and hairs, thanks to the vitamin E and beta-carotene.
Lemon adds that extra boost of vitamin C and helps to stimulate digestion