I count myself lucky being an early riser as preparing breakfast for the family is no chore – in fact I really enjoy it – I can almost hear myself cackle as I chop, squeeze, layer and mix. I’m sure a lot of mothers out there nag their families into eating fruit a hundred times a day, as I do myself, so the more I can merge all things bright and colourful into their breakfast, the better – and you know what?
I never get any complaints, which is great as I know full well that if I had to give them all that I throw into their breakfast bowls separately, they would flatly refuse...so let me share what I do in my kitchen every morning – and feeling like the cat who got the cream – I guarantee all bowls will be scraped clean in no time.
I had already mentioned that we have freshly squeezed lemons before bowls are filled – and to each glass I put in a tip of a teaspoon of bicarbonate of soda (alkalizes beautifully) and top up with water...now we’re ready for breakfast...
Breakfast fit for a King
- 2 tablespoons of porridge oats (preferably organic) – in each bowl - raw
- Fruit of choice
- Selection of raw nuts
- Natural yoghurt or homemade kefir**
- 1 tablespoon honey*
- 2 tablespoons good quality granola or our home-made recipe on link below
- 1 tablespoon organic coconut oil for each person
- A good pinch of cinnamon for each
**I mix the honey and kefir (or yoghurt) together to add to my bowls
- What I do is place 2 tablespoons of porridge in each bowl and add on a layer of nuts on top, I like using walnuts and brazils but any nut of your choice will do –
- I then chop up my first fruit usually a banana and add to each bowl
- On top goes my kefir and honey mix and good dollop or two in each will do nicely
- Then I add a good layer of granola
- Add the coconut oil to each serving
- More fruit is then put on top – nectarines are delicious but any fruit of your choice will do
- Here (because I just love it) I add more raw porridge – a thin layer just to get it creamy
- Then you can finish off with another dollop of yoghurt or granola...
We then add our preferred milk which is almond and simply enjoy every delightful mouthful. Having said that we do love coconut milk too... oh and oat milk is also special!
Some important points I would like to share with you – we always try to soak our raw nuts the night before in mineral water – this makes them beautifully plump yet they still remain crunchy – also nuts, grains and seeds contain natural inhibitors and enzymes protecting them until they are ready to germinate – by soaking them overnight we are actually emulating nature when rain and soil prepares them for germination. This procedure also removes the enzyme inhibitors which aid in the digestion of all foods.
I like to soak our raw oats the night before – the benefits of oats are mind boggling – firstly they contain no sugar whatsoever and provide potassium, magnesium, fibre and protein. Soaking makes oats easier to digest and their phytic acid (all plants contain phytic acid) is greatly reduced making them easier to absorb by the body. Basically soaking is like a long ‘cooking process’ and makes the oats deliciously creamy when soaked in milk (almond or coconut is delicious).