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Wed, June 26

Yummy and Filling Breakfast Idea!

Hi All! I kept being asked what I am eating for the breakfast. I am being asked about all the meals, but, somehow, the breakfast attracts the most interest. Perhaps because I always say that this is the most important meal of the day, which fills us up and keeps things churning as we go with our daily activities!

OK, so, first of all, never skip your breakfast! I say this from my experience, until I was 18 years old, I was on the chubby side and my teen-mind reasoning kept directing me towards skipping the breakfast. All in hopes of weight loss, of course. Which, of course, did not happen as a result of skipping my meals!

Having said that, I have to tell you how monotonous my breakfasts are... But I really love them like this, because I like the taste a lot and they provide me with all what I need to start my day well.

Every evening, I spend a few minutes in our kitchen, preparing what my husband calls our "breakfast kit"... I get a bowl for each of us, and put some walnuts, cashews, peanuts, almonds (whole are better and this is what I put in my Better Half's bowl, but I personally go for sliced, because I have weaker teeth than him!!!), three Brazilian nuts (enough to meet your daily requirement of selenium!), pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, and chia seeds (for energy). All in small amounts, a few of each. At the same time, I put some steel-cut oats into a pot and pour water over them, covering overnight.

In the morning, as I bring the oats to the boiling point (and not more: the less mushy they are, the better for us!) - I mix the pre-prepared nuts with several tablespoons of 0% fat organic "Wallaby" Greek Yoghurt, and mix it all with warm oats. Then, I add some blackberries, raspberries, blueberries and strawberries of top. If I run out of them, I'd add a peach or a kiwi (with the skin) or some banana. Yum! And it keeps me full in a healthy way and satiated, so I do not start my day from feeling hungry, deprived and low-energy.

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