Breakfast is a very important meal, and one that I struggled for years to "force myself" to eat. It's not a nice way to start the day (no food) but I did it for years all in the name of 'not being hungry' for weight loss. This was years before I discovered the intricate needs of our body and the love of Holistic Nutrition kicked my ass into thinking twice.
The trick (if you SKIP breakfast, naughty) is to start very small, like 1/2 banana or a plum, or a few nuts/seeds for breakfast, and after about a week of this your body tunes into breakfast again, you've reset the rabbit ears on the signal for food in the morning, and soon you'll be able to eat nice hearty breakfasts like a real champ! (Take our quiz and see where you stand!) Yeah, cool eh?
It is super easy (I like simple) and it gives you an extra immune boost with the shiitake mushrooms and the coconut oil. If you can't find shiitake mushrooms in your area, any (safe, edible) mushroom will do. Shiitake is one of the kings' nutritionally when it comes to mushrooms, and I like powerful whole foods.
As with any recipe, its just a starting guide, so feel free to add cherry tomatoes or any other veggie you think would fit right in!
I like quick, simple recipes that don't take up a lot of my time. This is one of 'em.
A great breakfast!
3 free-range eggs
2 tbsp coconut oil
5 shiitake mushrooms (or about a handful of button mushrooms)
1/4 red onion
sea salt + pepper to taste
1 clove garlic chopped fine (optional)
Melt coconut oil in frying pan.
Sauté chopped onion until light brown. Add mushrooms and stir just to warm through mushrooms. (We don't want to cook away all their goodness, now do we?) Crack the 3 eggs on top of the onion and mushy mix and cover the frying pan with a lid. Turn down to lowest temperature setting (add your garlic now if you have it on hand, plus your sea salt + pepper) and leave to slowly simmer for 4-5 minutes. Do leave the yolk in - we have to eat eggs in their whole form, otherwise we won't get the nutrition from the white, and vice versa. We need both white and yolk for the egg to function best in our body :)
Plus - the yolk is the best part!
Remove lid once yolk has lightened in color/edges of eggs are just slighly browned) and then transfer your yummy eggs to a plate and enjoy once they've cooled slightly!
This would make a great breakfast for two on a weekend if you split the eggs and added some re-fried potatoes as hashbrowns, or some toasted traditional rye or sourdough bread.