Eat Breakfast Like a King, Lunch Like a Prince and Dinner Like a Pauper – Adelle Davis (1904 – 1974)
This wonderful quote is a perfect way to remember how to eat throughout the day. It is a documented fact that people who skip breakfast have slower metabolisms and tend to weigh more than those who eat breakfast. Of course that’s not to say that we must eat for the sake of eating either! I actually enjoy eating what is considered ‘breakfast’ at random times and am always pleased when restaurants offer all day breakfasts.
When I’m out selling, I often get asked how to eat muesli, which used to surprise me as I took it for granted that people would know. However, unlike those nasty over-processed neon commercial ‘cereals’, muesli and granola may be enjoyed in different ways which I will share with you in the below ideas.
A quick and easy way to eat your Nina’s Low GI muesli is to simply add double thick organic yoghurt or organic milk and to top with seasonal fruit.
Bircher Muesli was developed around 1900 by Swiss physician Maximilian Bircher-Brenner for his patients and is still a very popular breakfast throughout Switzerland and Germany. The original recipe called for much more fresh fruit than grain and soaked the raw oats overnight since they took some time to soften.
You can make your own delicious version using any one of the Nina’s Muesli range. I like using the Nina’s Raisin Free Muesli as I don’t like soggy raisins!
Soak the muesli overnight in the apple juice (you may leave it in the fridge if you’d prefer it cold on a hot summer’s morning). Add a dollop of delicious organic yoghurt topped with some grated apple. Enjoy!
Gluten & Dairy Free Parfait
One of my favourite ‘indulgences’ is the Laura’s Gluten Free Muesli with coconut cream and berry coulis.
Prepare your berry coulis by heating100g frozen berries in a small saucepan over low heat. Do not add water as as the berries thaw they release a lot of moisture. Add 1 teaspoon of xylitol to sweeten and simmer until the mixture is syrupy. I like to add a squeeze of fresh lemon juice at this point to balance the flavours.
To assemble your parfait, simply layer the berry coulis with the gluten free muesli and coconut cream. Top with a blackberry and a sprig of mint and you have an instant beautiful breakfast that will wow your guests. Best of all it’s incredibly healthy!
Raw Honey Granola with yoghurt
The Raw Honey Granola is always a hit with young and old alike. I love it as it’s not too sweet and eaten with natural yoghurt the GL value is lowered which means that you can have your granola and eat it too without fear of causing havoc with your blood sugar! Add a swirl of raw honey on top for an extra honey ‘hit’.
Nutty Professor’s Low Carb Snack with Berries
A great way to start your day is with a selection of fresh berries and some Nutty Professor’s Low Carb Granola. Leave it on your desk at work and enjoy a low carb snack when the munchies take over.