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Saturday, 20 October 2012

My favourite healthy breakfast

Hi all
Just over 1 and a half year ago I lost 16 kilograms.  I will do a.separate blogpost detailing how I lost the weight.  Today I want to concentrate on the most important meal of the day which is breakfast.  Here is a picture of my favorite healthy breakfast:

* Muesli / baked granola
* Right Start Fibre Plus / All Bran High Fibre
* Sesame seeds
* Pumpkin seeds
* Sunflower seeds
* Goji berries / antioxidant mix (cranberries, raisins & goji berries)
* Digestive bran
* NutriBev soy drink

Yes, it is a lot of stuff to add to a bowl every morning but its so worth it, and so tasty in my opinion.

Dischem sells "Miracle Goji Granola" already mixed in one convenient bag and is tasty but I stopped buying it as it contains Linseed / Flaxseed which flares up my hormonal acne ,which I have under control and would like to keep it that way.  Other people eat flaxseed all the time and have no problem with it. 

Almost all these ingredients can be found in Gorimas spice shop and at Dischem stores and I am sure at most health stores.
Muesli is R14.99 at Gorimas.  Right start fibre plus is cheaper than All Bran high fibre.  I use either one.
I love the crunchiness of the pumpkin & sunflower seeds.  Sesame seeds are so yummy so I always add extra of these. 
Goji berries are known as the "miracle fruit" and is very good for my health. Yes goji berries are a bit more expensive but its so worth it.
I add about 2 to 3 spoonfuls of digestive bran.  This gives me the fibre I need and keeps me regular.  It cleans out my tummy no matter what junk I eat during the day, if I cheat or don't eat properly. 
I then add NutriBev soy drink which is my favorite soy milk.  I have tried other soy milk but this is the one I prefer.  You can substitute it for regular milk or yogurt.  I have (or tried to)  cut out milk & dairy, so I use soy milk.  
This combination keeps me fuller for longer and is tasty.

Earlier this month I found a mix of "roasted seeds" in Dischem which already had pumpkin, sesame and sunflower seeds already mixed and roasted.  So it cut out the number of individual packets of seeds / quantity I had to buy.  Dischem also sells an "anti-oxident mix" which contains goji berries, cranberries and raisins in one bag.  I love cranberries which adds sweetness to my breakfast. When this is not available I buy just the goji berries.

Please read on WHFoods about the nutritional information and health benefits of each of the seeds mentioned above.  Here is a link for sesame seeds:

Hope you enjoyed this post.  If you have any healthy food suggestions, please comment below and let me know as I am always looking out for new recipes and ideas to stay healthy.

Thank you for reading



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