I love to rustle up healthy breakfast ideas using lots of vegetables as I believe by getting in your veggies early (as we have to be having 5 serves of vegetables a day) which can be difficult for us to comprehend. It is much better to be able to reach this target if you get in 2-3 at breakfast.
This particular recipe used grated cauliflower, turmeric which is a wonderful anti-inflammatory and parsley which is a great detoxifier.
With this I have created some great fritter recipes (find them here). Another fritter addition to your breakfast plate can be these delicious turmeric and cauliflower fritters with a selection of wild mushrooms I get from the farmers markets each saturday.
Cauliflowers are a wonderfully underated vegetable almost available all year round ingredient. They take to flavours, spices and herbs really well which is why I love them. You can make them into fried rice (find my how to make cauliflower rice recipe here) or an alternative to mash potato (find recipe here) or even my favourite some cauli-hash browns will get your taste buds watering.
You can easily add a fried of poached egg to the mix to get some extra protein and a cup of spinach would go down well too.
You also don’t have to have this meal just for breakfast, it is a great cauliflower inspired dinner idea
Why is this good for you?
Cauliflower is super veggie, a good source of vitamin C (although this is loss through cooking, so good source when raw), fibre which is great for your digestion, potassium which helps regulate heart beat and fluid balance, it is also rich in sulphur which helps work as an anti-inflammatory, it is also great to aid digestion and boost immunity.
Turmeric’s active ingredient curcumin (activated by a pinch of pepper (cayenne pepper)) has a list of benefits from anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and a blood purifier. It helps us digest food by aiding the pancreas to release pancreatic lipase (digestive enzyme).
Parsley (as mentioned in this delicious recipe) is a great herb full to the rafters of Vitamin C so will help with your immunity., According to this great little book, it is also renowned for helping with digestion (calling all bloated tummies, have some of this with your next meal). Rich in vitamins A and B, iodine and also high in iron. It also helps with people who suffer from bad breath.
Organic and free range eggs are a full protein that contain all essential amino acids, ideal to help your body replenish, nourish and heal your skin, tissues and muscles. The more organic/bio-dynamic eggs you can buy the better they are for you.
Enjoy this one. I think you will.