I love mixing up my breakkie routine, you haven’g gathered it by now. Hopefully this might give you some inspiration. A combination of softened red onions, finely chopped kale and turmeric fused scrambled eggs, salt and pepper, dolloped with some homemade green pesto (find that recipe here)
This breakkie number was no exception (this and this one were also winners), a scrummy supercharged cheap dish to fill you up and boot you out the door shouting “hoorah”! well maybe not quite, but it certainly does boost you with the good stuff.
You are probably asking yourself why is turmeric good for you? It seems to be this seasons “buzz word”. In all of the health food shops they are promoting turmeric lattes, turmeric coconut oils, turmeric spice mixes and not lots of turmeric (curcumin) supplements. This fragrant spice ain’t lying it is really great for you.
An ideal recipe to whip up in 6 minutes max. I not only eat this for breakkie, but also lunch and dinner. Its quick and effective and great for time-poor/no interest in thinking about what to cook kinda people. Add a couple of vine ripe tomatoes to the mix or some smashed avocado.
Why is this dish great for you:
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).
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.
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.
Red onion are a great source of sulphur as well as similar properties to garlic, it is antibacterial, anti-fungal and anti-viral, it can help increase our immune function. They are also good for your blood and circulatory system. A nurturing antioxidant and anti-inflammatory on the body, their antioxidant (quercatin) helps mop up the oxidation of fatty acids.