A Healthy Breakfast

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We have our evening meal around 6.30pm and breakfast is at least 12 – 14 hours later.  So I think of this food-free overnight time as an “intermittant” fast.  The liver has done its thing detoxing overnight and so breakfast should be something wholesome and healthy to give you a boost and get all your systems firing for the day.  Prior to my health journey, I would have a coffee with milk first thing in the morning, no breakfast, run out the door and only eat after another couple of milky coffees and a few hours later, at lunchtime!  I now appreciate how bad this was for me and my health.

This is what I had for breakfast this morning.

GREEN SMOOTHIE

I tossed the following into the Thermomix, but you could also use a blender, nutribullet or similar:

1 cucumber – old fashioned one, so peeled and cut into a few cubes – organic
1 small red apple cut into quarters – organica handful of baby spinach – organic
grated fresh turmeric (about 2cm) – organic so unpeeled
grated fresh ginger (about 2 cm) – organic so unpeeled
juice of 1 homegrown lemon

Blitzed on speed 9 for about 30 seconds, scraped down the inside of the bowl
Added about 200ml of filtered water
Glutamine powder
Maca powder
and blitzed on speed 4 for a couple of seconds to mix only.

Enjoyed it so much.

I haven’t included how much Glutamine or Maca I added as there are different purities so amount depends on this.

Cucumber aids detoxification and also increases alkalinity of the body and more.

Lemon stimulates digestion and aids in detoxification plus much more.

Maca, a superfood, is an adaptogen, so in essence a “regulator” of the body’s hormonal systems and it also supports your immune system. You can read more about Maca here

Glutamine is a non essential amino acid (that can be “conditionally” essential) that has muscle building properties (glutamine is the most abundant amino acid in our muscles), but it is also used to help heal leaky gut. I now know that most of my health problems stemmed from leaky gut and in essence I think I’ve had leaky gut for decades. Read more about Glutamine here

Turmeric-Benefits-Infographic

Ginger is a potent anti-oxidant and is also anti-inflammatory. You can read more about the benefits of ginger here.

Ready for the day …

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