Warming up my breakfast…
I like to have Greek yogurt with fruit, homemade granola, brazil nuts & kefir for my breakfast. I am getting my protein, fats, carbs, fiber, and ferments all in the first meal of the day… BUT
I live in Scotland, and November is cold and damp… according to Ayurveda and Traditional Chinese Medicine, eating cold and wet food isn’t good for your health in the winter… If you haven’t done the Rebel Quiz yet to see how you can tweak foods for your health, check it out www.iamjenwilson.com/rebelquiz
Traditionally, here in Scotland, along with soup season, we would be in porridge season… And I do like porridge… I am just not ready to make the change just yet. And I have two tubs of Greek yogurt that need to be used in the fridge!
Something I have a strong dislike for is cooked fruit! Hot fruit, nope! Mushy fruit that should have a bite, nope!! Bananas or sultanas in a loaf, or cake, yes… but otherwise, cooked fruit is a hard no for me…
I was telling my friend who was all stuffy and mucusy from an earth imbalance (do the Quiz to find out what this means), and I was talking about a baked apple with cinnamon… and it made me want to try it!
So, rather than baking the apple and risking it getting mushy, I chopped it up into quarters, took out the core, and grilled it for a few minutes with cinnamon and nutmeg sprinkled. This took the chill off it, without losing the bite… And do you know what, it was good!!
I sat the yogurt and kefir out for an hour at room temperature to allow the chill to come off them. So when I made the breakfast, it didn’t chill me to the bone, and I got the warming benefits of the cinnamon and nutmeg!
Baked Apple Fiber Points 3+
sprinkle of cinnamon
sprinkle of nutmeg
Just writing this, you could use allspice, which also includes clove and black pepper, so that would boost your fiber points by another 2! I haven’t tried it though…
Do you like cooked fruit?