The way you break your fast is important. Read a blog about that HERE.
As a general rule, good fast-breaking meals contain quality fats, nourishing (vegetable) proteins and large array of nutrients from vegetables, fruits, activated seeds and nuts or funghi, to satiate and reassure the body and mind that all is well. It’s also a good idea to avoid foods which could potentially irritate the digestive tract, such as wheat, dairy, artificial flavours, sweeteners and preservatives.
So if you feel like scoffing down a sugar doughnut, think again. Consider trying something that will send a nourishing and supportive message to your wholebody, after the mild stress it has been under during the fast.
Here are 7 nourishing ways to break your fast #DeliciousWithBenefits
1. Fresh green juice
I recommend using celery, cucumber, kale or spinach and a quarter of a pear and or a little lemon. Avoid sweet fruit juices, and go easy on carrot and beetroot too, to avoid too much sugar. This juice delivers a thrist quenching, mineral replenishing and vitality enhancing liquid meal.
2. A nice slice of paw paw
If in season, papaya aka paw paw sprinkled with lime juice and cracked hemp seeds is an optimal fast-breaker, due to its high level of enzymes, acid constituents in the citrus, complex good fats and proteins in the hemp seed. Awesome.
3. Avocado with stuff
I’d suggest a quarter or half an avocado is a good breaking quantity. Fill its centre with something delicious such as mung bean sprouts, a teaspoon of sauerkraut sprinkled and sprinkle it with lemon juice and grounded salt and pepper and garnished with fresh herbs. An enzyme rich, protein rich, living bacteria rich snack for easeful digestion and deliciousness. #deliciouswithbenefits
4. Cabbage coleslaw
Coleslaw has a wide birth in my opinion. Try this one green cabbage, sliced asparagus, pepitas, mung bean and lentil sprouts, fresh seasonal herbs – coriander, parsley and avocado with olive oil aioli.
5. Breakfast salad
I ate this in the Melbourne hipster restaurant Manchester Press once, and loved it. They used caramelised pecann in theirs, which is just a bit too much sugar for my preference. This version has cubed green apple, activated walnuts and handful of rocket leaves, tossed with olive oil and apple cider vinegar salad.
6. Buckwheat kernels ‘Bircher-style’
Soak your buckwheat and chia seeds, goji berries, almonds, pepitas, cinnamon, a few currants for a few hours in almond milk. When you’re ready to eat, stir through chunks of fresh fruit, such as grated apple, pear or passionfruit and blob of kefir or yoghurt.
7. Egg and Fish salad
Place a poached egg onto of a tossed salad containing a tin of mackerel in olive oil or brine and a bed of mixed leafy salad greens. Add in a few wild weeds if you have access to them. Sprinkle activated seed mix over the top (sesame, sunflower and pumpkin seeds) drizzell with lemon juice and olive oil dressing with chopped dill.
All of these dishes are not only delicious, but also rich in enzymes and thus provide a fresh and vital message to your digestive microflora and whole system. I recommend organic, free-range and sustainable foods when ever possible.
After eating to break your fast, if you really, honestly want that sugar doughnut. Go for it!! Chew it wall and savour each mouthful. Although somehow I doubt you will truly desire it.
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