- rolled oats/oatmeal or ground semolina – both available at health food shops and some supermarkets)
- turmeric, cardamom, cinnamon, ground ginger, saffron (optional)
- fresh dates and/or raisins
- raw or preferably unprocessed sugar (Rapadura or Muscovado)
How to Make:
In a saucepan, before turning on any heat…
- add about 1/2 a cup per person of oats or semolina
- add milk according to the consistency you like (usually about double the quantity of oats or semolina* If trying to lose weight, instead of using skim milk, use 1/2 milk and 1/2 water
- Stir the mixture to an even consistency before adding heat (this will reduce lumps)
- Put on low/medium heat and while regularly stirring…
- Add cardamom, cinnamon, turmeric & ground ginger – 1-2 pinches per person
- Saffron – 4-5 hairs (optional)
- 1-2 dates cut into small pieces or 15- 20 raisins
- Sugar to taste
- Continue stirring (and adding more milk or hot water if needed) until cooked.
This will be just a few minutes with semolina or oatmeal but longer with rolled oats (see packet).
Alternative Breakfast to ‘Processed’ Cereals
- 1-2 green apples (some varieties cook more easily than others) or pears
- 2-3 cloves
- 2 pinches ginger powder
- Optional – Rapadura sugar (or other unrefined sugar or Stevia), cardamom, cinnamon, licorice (to taste), raisins
Quantities: based on 1 person – increase accordingly.
Peel the apples/pears and cut/dice into small pieces.
In a saucepan
- Put in the apples/pears and add ½ cup water (you may need to add more as you go)
- Put on low heat and cook slowly
- Add cloves, ginger and anything else you like – e.g. raisins, sugar, 3 pinches cardamom
- Put a lid on the saucepan and cook slowly till fork friendly (soft but not mushy)
This is a general guide only – vary to suit
Re; sugar – generally 1/2 a teaspoon or so is okay but depends on individual.
Mark’s Super Green Healthy Breakfast Juice
People often ask what I have for breakfast. I have a variety of things, depending on the season, my appetite, and what ‘I feel like’. but here is one of my all-time favourites – its super healthy, super delicious, and super green.
Breakfast – Is ‘NOT’ the most important meal of the day
An abbreviated excerpt from ‘Ancient Wisdom for Modern Health’ – Book 1.
If you have heard anything about healthy eating in recent times, you will no doubt be aware of the suggestion that ‘breakfast is the most important meal of the day’. Alternatively, ‘You need to have a good, hearty breakfast to get your day off on the right note’. Or, ‘Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, dinner like a pauper’.
As this is a fairly universally accepted part of modern health science these days, it is worth seeing if it is true. In two words, it’s ‘ABSOLUTE RUBBISH!’