And should you be eating one?
When I first saw the continental breakfasts years ago (meats, cheese etc.) I thought it an odd departure from our sweetened cereals (although they did have pastries too) but it turns out that they were way ahead of us in terms of recognising the benefits of protein and fat for satiety. Perhaps breakfasts were historically savoury until sweeter things became fashionable ......you know, instant energy and all that nonsense! Your smoothie sounds perfect Rosamund!
I can't quite get on bored with a breakfast salad but I have made a real effort to step away from sugar at breakfast after reading Jessies book. I tend to rotate around eggs and avocado on toast; toast with nut butter and yoghurt on the side; kefir loaded with nut butter, berries, cacao nibs and more nuts. I feel fuller for longer and knowing I have made a healthy start to the day makes me more likely to make better food choices throughout the day.
Hi Rosamund! It really takes a cognitive leap to move away from the sorts of breakfasts we've been conditioned to eat, doesn't it! I mentioned Jessie Inchauspe in my most recent newsletter, too. I've been following the Zoe programme and much of what she advocates is shared by Tim Spector and co at Zoe. So interesting to have a new perspective on this most important meal!
I love that you pegged the weather & lifestyle as the draw rather than the food! I’m from Canada so salad in the winter never appeals but I do my best. I’m a smoothie girl year round and find it’s the only thing that keeps me full. Adding avocado, seeds and almond butter as well as protein powder gives it a lot of staying power.
The breakfast salad is a hard sell isn't it. I had two leafy salads for breakfast then reverted to my usual routine of nothing or bread. I do think there's something to this glucose method though! I'm going to make some beans and tofu and hope that sticks a bit better instead.