My breakfast has been mixed up again, a delicious double protein whammy of crispy free range bacon, mushrooms and kale omelette dolloped with smashed avo, a paleo’s dream! Under 10 minutes too. Purple kale is wonderfully tasty and currently in season here in Sydney. I picked myself up a whole heap at the farmers markets every Saturday. It is really lovely steamed, I have included the benefits below.
The more you mix it up the better it is for your body. I have said time and time again that mixing up your breakfast routine at least 3-4 times a week is so brilliant for your health and incredibly beneficial for your body.
Don’t panic I haven’t always been a healthy breakfast eater. I remember the days where I used to have store-bought sugar puffs, rice pops, cornflakes, white toast with honey or sugar packed museli day-in and day-out. I was always hungry by 11am (even 10!) and never could really work out why, I would then snack on anything I could get my hands on until lunch time, then chow down a large lunch. It was doing no favours to my waistline and my sugar cravings were sadly increasing. Its a rough and challenging catch 22, which can be stopped.
First things first, sugary cereals and milk is probably the worst start for your kids or even you adults. It lacks nutrient depth and generally is just refined white carbs, dried fruit (full to the brim of sugar) and coated in yet more sugar. You might feel a little buzzy for a few hours, the high sugar start will certainly spike your blood sugar making you have those warm fuzzy feelings, but with that spike it will sadly fall just as quickly, possibly being even lower than when you had that first mouthful of cereal and your body will be even more exhausted.
Not to worry I have a whole heap of breakfast ideas here to help mix up that routine and try and get you out of this slump. I have found from experience and experiments is that by locking in protein first thing in the morning will stop your blood sugar levels spiking, thus making you not crave food mid morning. I generally go by the rules of eating breakfast like a king, lunch like a queen and dinner like a pauper. It seems to sit really well with my digestion set up and I feel so much better for it. Keep at it and start off slow, don’t change everything, but keep practising this mix up.
Overdosing on sugar can also suppress the efficiency of our white blood cells to kill germs, so we are more likely to get sick. Around winter time is especially not good to have lowered immunity.
Why is this omelette good for you:
Organic and free range eggs and good quality free range bacon 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.
Mushrooms are a great plant based source of niacin (part of the vitamin B group) this has been known to help with anxiety and depression. They also contain the highest source of immune-boosting antioxidant ergothioneine which is an excellent defence against colds and flu.
Avocados are in season at the moment. They have the good fats (a good source of monounsaturated fats) which have been known to help lower cholesterol, slowdown digestion to ease on your blood glucose (good for diabetes) and can also aid with heart disease. They contain vitamin E (hair, skin), potassium (fluid balance in the body and a steady heart beat), magnesium (sleep) and folate (brain function, healthy blood cells, good to boost up if low in iron).
Kale is especially nutrient rich, a superb alkalinising green and available most of the year around. Member to the brassica family (same as cabbage). A good source of fibre which is great to help with your digestion and also beta carotene which is the pre-cursor to making vitamin A (for your eyes), C (immunity and healthy cells) in your body.
Enjoy this one