My take on the wonderful Mediterranean flavours incorporated into a flavoursome omelette is a speedy and cheap breakfast recipe. I love these mid-week, but they can also work well as a weekend brunch feed.
The combination of salty black olives and sweet tomatoes bring back flavours of Europe and I just love incorporating this into my weekly breakfast mix up. Pop a whole heap of tasty watercress on top to serve which will add an extra boost of vitamin C and aid in an alkalinising environment. This recipe will nourish you and keep you going until lunch.
If you have been following my Instagram account you will see that I was whipping up something tasty Thursday morning. My IG account is also a great way to get lots of free nutritional tips on a daily basis.
Why is it good for you:
Eggs are a full protein and contain all of the essential amino acids which will help the body repair, replenish and replace, if you are vegetarian these are the best source of protein to take on a regular basis.
Olives are known to help the heart by helping lower cholesterol and thought to contribute for the low rates of heart disease in Mediterranean countries (sourced here).
Cooked tomatoes have high levels of lycopene which is a carotenoid, this is a powerful antioxidant in tomatoes and is responsible for their red colour. lycopene is a wonder chemical which when absorbed into the body, helps to prevent and also repair damaged cells by inactivating free radicals in the body. According to this wonderful book, it has thus been credited for reducing wrinkles. A perfect antioxidant soup to help repair and nourish the body.
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.
Let me know if you try this combo.