More Veggies at Breakfast!

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.20160722_094508_resized

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.20160722_095741_resizedThese 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.

20160722_094143_resizedSeeds are best soaked in water overnight, or for a minimum of 30 minutes. This can be helpful for digestion and also activates the enzymes they contain, increasing their nutritional benefits.

Light Ginger Smoothie

  • 1 1/2 cups almond milk
  • 2 tablespoons ground sunflower seeds
  • 1 tablespoon ground chia seeds
  • 2 teaspoons grated ginger20160722_094349_resized
  • 1/4 teaspoon grated nutmeg
  • 1 handful baby spinach

Soak seeds over night or for at least 30 minutes. 20160722_095400_resized_1Blend all together, pour into a tall glass and enjoy!

For a lighter snack serve in small glasses, to keep you going between meals.