By Emma Cockrell
A yeast-free and sugar-free anti-candida diet really does not need to be boring or limiting. In fact, considering new and alternative foods opens up meal and menu plans. As I continue my theme of adding vegetables to breakfast meals, the standard vegetable (which is actually a fruit!) used at breakfast is, of course, the tomato. The tomato really is very versatile, and can be poached along with some eggs for an easy breakfast, or chopped with basil and added to an omelette for a flavoursome and filling start to the day.
However, many clients cannot tolerate tomatoes, or eggs, so alternative ideas for vegetable-based breakfasts are needed. Some of my favourites are vegetable and seed-based smoothies.These are flavoursome, filling and easy to eat. They make a convenient breakfast ‘on-the-go’ for those who are rushing around, but can also provide a nutrient-dense meal for those who are low in energy. If you are underweight and need to add in some additional calories this can also make a great mid-meal snack.
Light Ginger Smoothie
- 1 1/2 cups almond milk
- 2 tablespoons ground sunflower seeds
- 1 tablespoon ground chia seeds
- 2 teaspoons grated ginger
- 1/4 teaspoon grated nutmeg
- 1 handful baby spinach
For a lighter snack serve in small glasses, to keep you going between meals.