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Breakfast: Banana Omelette – The ultimate fuel for active day

I made this breakfast a few times and it blows my mind every time. The flavours are just amazing, especially as I use coconut oil to cook the omelette I find that it brings the flavour of the banana more out. It takes you to the exotic place and this first thing in the morning. Ultimate orgasmic sensation! Plus it gives you the needed energy for the active day.

Ingredients – enough for one person:

3 free range medium to large eggs
1 medium banana – mashed
1 teaspoon chia seeds (optional)
1 teaspoon cocoa nibs (optional)
1 teaspoon coconut oil
pinch of salt

Direction:

Mash the banana in a bowl, crack the eggs in, add chia seeds, cocoa nibs, and salt. Give good mix. In the meantime, heat a frying pan on medium heat, melt coconut oil. Once the coconut oil is melted add the egg mixture. Enjoy the smell! Takes about 5-7 minutes (depending on the thickness of the omelette and how you like your omelette). Done! Serve with some fresh grapefruit/berries or avocado.

Very simple and delicious. Give it a go! You will be amazed by the flavours…

Irina

Banana Omelette

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Breakfast with a twist

Today’s take on healthy, balanced and nutritious breakfast. I got up early – busy day ahead with 10k run – did my usual stretching and foam roller exercises. By the time I finished, I was very hungry.

My breakfast Menu on Saturday morning:

Scrambled eggs with few cherry tomatoes, pepper, spinach and some chia seeds (fried in a little bit virgin olive oil).
And of course I cannot start a day without having grapefruit (I also added one kiwi). So here you go, you have healthy start to the day. And you get all three macronutrients – protein, healthy fat, fresh carbohydrates. I had fruit tea with my breakfast and save my cuppa of strong tea for later (strong teas/coffee destroy iron).

Did you know that Chia Seeds are a good source for “healthy” fat and fibre, which are essential in human diet and body? Those tiny seeds can help in weight loss programme as those “healthy” fats keep us full for longer. Chia Seeds = Super food!
You can get Chia Seeds in the whole food section of the supermarket or in Health Shops (or online).

Irina

 

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Today’s nutrition plan (so far)

Breakfast at home
– Soft boiled egg with spelt bread (not too much carbs – don’t overload)
– fruit salad (banana and 1/2 grapefruit) with pumpkin, sesame and flaxseeds

For morning snack a banana and cup of ginger tea

Lunch at work
– salad: wholemeal pasta, spinach, watercress, red pepper, radish, dill with hard boiled egg (don’t want to get messy at work) will be served with drizzle of fresh lemon juice
As dessert or afternoon snack (not in the picture) 2 tablespoons of soya yogurt with second half of the grapefruit and flaxseeds.

That should give me enough nutrition and energy for the run after work.

Not sure about dinner plans for tonight but will come up with something during the run. I listen to my body and look what is in the fridge. But no doubt grapefruit will be served….

Happy Wednesday!

Irina

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Sunday Lunch

After an easy run in the sun I thought what should we have for lunch? Something not too heave (as we are having Paella for dinner later) but still filling and of course nutritious?
I saw this recipe few days ago but as always I add my personal twist to it.

Enough to feed 2 athletes’-ish:

Ingredients:

2 avocados (ripped at home for 3 days) – cut in big chanks
1 red grapefruit – I only used the flesh without any pith.
1 bag watercress

For the dressing:
1 Lemon – squize the juice
1 tsp of wholegrain mustard
1 tsp of English mustard
2 tbsp of Virgin Olive Oil
Pintch Salt and ground black pepper
Mix all ingredients together so you get a nice and shine dressing.

I did dressing first, then cut the avocados and put them in the dressing to avoid them going black. Give a good mix. Arrange avocados on a big plate. Cut the grapefruit segments over the avocados (so you get this delicious juice too). Put the watercress on top. Drizzle more dressing over. Ready to serve! Served with German rye bread (or any wholegrain breads you like).

Doesn’t it look delicious?!

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Did you know that if taken weight for weight, watercress contains more calcium than milk, more iron than spinach and as much vitamin C as oranges? Clearly this is one of the top super-foods which we all should include in our diets.

Irina

 

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