Breakfast like a king, lunch like a queen and dinner like a pauper. Not quite right but you get the drift. How many of us actually live by this principle? I was thinking about this recently when I decided to mix it up from my usual staple of porridge oats and various toppings. I got this bee pollen from WholeFoods in a recent trip stateside, it’s a really good quality one.
My morning routine now looks like this…
- Wake up around 7am.
- Do 10 minutes of meditation sitting up in bed.
- If you want to know more about this style of meditation, see this post.
- Once I emerge from the bliss of this time, get up & dressed and downstairs to break the fast.
- These days I am trying out a new simple breakfast – a bowl of various fruits, chopped up, with some Alpro yogurt and a topping of bee pollen, milled chia, flax and hemp seeds to finish.
It’s a delicious start and contrary to what I originally thought, it fills me up just fine until lunch. My real driver behind this change was to devise a way to get more fruits into my daily consumption. I am not really a snacker during the day so opting to snack on fruit during the day never held water for me. Making fruit the basis for the first meal of the day is a super way of getting more of the good guys in very early in the day. I’ve also noticed an increase in energy as a result of this move too, which makes sense.
In this one, I am having chopped up apple, melon, and strawberries (at the bottom of the bowl), with Alpro vanilla yogurt, bee pollen (the best topping ever) and some milled seeds that I got in a really handy ready pack from Lidl.
Try it out and let me know what you think.
Yours in health and happiness,