A Quick And Filling Breakfast For A Breastfeeding Mom Or A Workout Maniac
I’m a breakfast person and I’ve never been particularly keen on having heavy meals for lunch, as I get overly tired and unable to subsequently engage in anything productive.
These days I’m so busy that I can hardly find time to cook, which is why I go for easy to make and healthy recipes that will leave me full for long periods of time and provide my body with enough minerals and vitamins to maintain healthy body function and energy.
I’m highly aware of that especially now that I’m spending most of my time nursing my girl.
Actually, I was stressing out quite a lot that my milk production might stop if I don’t eat enough. But that’s the thing – the milk will remain good enough, as the body prioritises your baby and will deliver the important nutrients to the milk and leave your body drained. No wonder why most moms experience significant hair loss and iron deficiency. So even though I don’t have enough time to cook proper meals, I’ve come up with alternative way to provide my body with enough minerals and vitamins to have enough energy to complete all that I have during the day.
A few weeks ago MakeUpButHow introduced me to the breakfast she’s currently having that I found not only overly delicious, but also incredibly healthy and filling. It takes no time to prepare, while it’s a perfect source of energy! Finally a great alternative to the eggs+avocado on toast I’d normally have.
Why was I so impressed with that healthy breakfast bowl? Because previously I’d never even consider combining apple with yoghurt and nuts – but it turns out that it tastes great!
The main ingredient is skyr – the Danish version of yoghurt – low in fat and rich in protein! Perfect for a vegetarian like me!
The fruit I go for is an apple (I use Pink Lady) and blueberries. Sprinkle over the apple some cinnamon for some Christmas feel. I tried adding other fruits for a change, but I find that the combination of these two is the yummiest.
Sprinkle over the yoghurt some flax seeds – a great source of iron, omega 3’s, B vitamins etc. etc. that will fire up your metabolism and help you burn the fat your body has stocked up during your pregnancy.
Add some jumbo sultanas – the have incredible almost caramel like taste. Needless to say how healthy they are. Also, a great source of iron.Then I add some home-made oven-baked muesli that consists of
2 cups traditional rolled oats
½ cup pumpkin seeds
½ cup almonds
1/4 cup sesame seeds
1/3 cup honey
1/3 orange juice
1 tbsp finely grated orange rind
1/3 cup cranberries
Preheat over to 200°C/180°C fan-forced.
Place orange rind, juice, and honey in a sauce pan over medium-low heat for 2-3 minutes stirring until the honey has melted. Then add the nuts to the honey mixture (without the dried fruit) and spread onto the baking paper. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes. The muesli is ready when it turns golden and crisp.
Add cranberries (any other dried fruit you want). Stir to combine. Store for up to 2 weeks.
For some additional sweetness I pour over my breakfast bowl 1 tbsp maple syrup and then indulge in this delicious breakfast that keeps me full for a long time. A great breakfast/snack for everyone who needs a quick energy fix – be it breastfeeding moms or workout maniacs.