Breakfast is my favourite meal. I love how it gives me the chance to reset my mind and start fresh with healthy food. I love the feeling of doing something good for myself, to do things slowly… with awareness.
Beside no 9 which will eventually come back when I’m ready and no 3 which I have replaced by homeopathy, these days I’m pretty much sticking to these healthy habits I’ve formed since the beginning of the year.
On the subject of eating healthy food, recent researches are suggesting that depression is a result of inflammation caused by the body’s immune system. In a nutshell, anything processed (soft drinks, junk food, refined sugars) creates unhappy guts which then leads to depression (mild or severe). It’s a vast subject and one that I don’t have the energy to discuss at length right now but having experienced it first hand and seeing the positive effects, changing my diet did to my well-being since the beginning of the year, I’m firmly convinced there is a relation between what we eat and how we feel.
My dad was suffering a lot from his guts, sadly he was too stubborn to listen to Elodie and I, to try to make changes to his diet but maybe mentioning it here, will help someone else. I’m not saying food is the answer to everything but it is something that can not be ignored for our own sake at the prevention stage.
Currently, my favourite “breakfast for champions” is une omelette with turmeric & lamb leaves, a freshly squeezed orange juice and a pot of Earl grey or green tea. Omelettes are so delicious and easy to make. Here is how I make mine…
- Beat the eggs with salt, pepper and turmeric which is anti-inflammatory. It’s quite tasty and a daily use will help to reduce the symptoms.
- Heat a spoon of coconut oil in a nonstick frying pan over medium-high heat until hot.
- Gently push the eggs around from the edges toward the center and move them around until they are cooked. I love my omelette to be runny so I tend to move the eggs around until the eggs are just about to be cooked enough to stop being runny.
- Fill in half of your plate with spinach leaves, kale or lamb leaves (my favourite when in France), add olive oil and balsamic vinegar
- Add a bit of rice or quinoa (both gluten-free). This will keep you full longer.