Ingredients to add to your Morning Breakfast Shake

For the past three years, our breakfast has been a Nutritious Shake, which we have reinvented more than 10 times thanks to our relentless search to find the best ingredients. After so many changes we have chosen the following ingredients for their nutritional value.

Bananas are a healthy source of fiber, potassium, vitamin B6, vitamin C, and various antioxidants and phytonutrients. 

Apples are high in fiber, vitamin C, and various antioxidants.

Blueberries are low in calories and fat yet provide decent amounts of healthy fiber and are a good source of manganese and vitamins C and K1. They also provide small amounts of copper, as well as vitamins E and B6.

Carrots are an excellent source of vitamin A in the form of beta-carotene. They are also a good source of several B-vitamins, vitamin K and potassium

Beets are good sources of vitamins and minerals, such as folate, manganese, potassium, iron, and vitamin C.

Parsley contains several important nutrients, such as vitamins A, K, and C. It’s also a good source of the minerals calcium, iron, magnesium, and potassium.

Kale is very high in nutrients and has many powerful antioxidants, including quercetin and kaempferol, which have numerous beneficial effects on health.  Kale is also extremely high in vitamin C.

Ginger is high in gingerol, a substance with powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Ginger has so many health benefits, from helping with digestion to brain functions and properties that can help fight infection.

Turmeric has been in use since antiquity for its anti-inflammatory (painkiller), carminative, anti-flatulent and anti-microbial properties. 

In addition to the above, the following are also the other ingredients which contribute good fat content and probiotics:  peanut butter, plant-based protein, coconut oil, olive oil, kefir, cayenne pepper, and granola.

Recipe Time: Avocado Toast

Avocado Toast Time!

We have been making Avocado Toast for a while.   We usually make it for Sunday’s Brunch at home.  I like it because it allows me to customize it to everyone’s tastes and likes… For example, my husband likes it with Onion/Jalapeno Relish (pictured above) and a fried egg, my younger son likes it with boiled eggs (also pictured) and my oldest son likes simple with just a touch of cayenne pepper.

Below is the recipe we use to make Avocado Toast:

Avocado Toast

We spread the toast with Hummus before adding the avocado mix, below is the recipe of the Hummus we use:

Avocado Toast (1)

Finally, add the relish on top, below is the recipe I use for the relish:

Avocado Toast (2)

Putting it together:  Toast the bread, spread the hummus and put the avocado mix, at the end add the jalapeno/onion relish.  Enjoy with a 7-minute boiled egg (pictured).  Sunday just got better!