Holidays are approaching us and there seems to be less and less time for a good morning breakfast. Or how about lunch? No time for that either? No problem!
This recipe is quick, will keep you satisfied and nourished. ;o) You can make it in the morning and then enjoy it in the car or at work if time is an issue. Please, make sure that when you drink it, you are relaxed as digestion is a parasympathetic process, so you need to be relaxed!
I always have leftovers so I put it in the fridge and I have a pudding for later. What I love about this recipe is that you get your fats, protein, and some carbs as well. I love it especially in the morning when it is so cold here in New England. I have made it for lunch as well when I came home later and did not have time to cook anything big. I recommend it to people who do not have time to eat breakfast and are on the go. ;o) You can always make a bigger batch and put it in the fridge to get yummy pudding for later. If the pudding is not sweet enough for you, you can always add some raw honey to it. Or even top it with some home-made whipped cream.
Morning or Afternoon Treat – Filling and Nourishing for the Busy
1 pastured egg
1 TBSP Gelatin (I use Bernard Jensen’s 100% Bovine Gelatin from Radiant Life)
1 TBSP unrefined coconut oil (organic)
1 TBSP grass-fed butter
1 tsp vanilla extract (or other extract that you prefer)
1 TBSP cooked and pureed organic pumpkin (I use more as I love pumpkin)
1 TBSP cocoa powder (optional – I personally do not use it in mine)
1 tsp honey or maple syrup (optional), Stevia or Rapadura could work as well (have not tried it)
spices – and this is creative, no measuring, just how much you like it – cinnamon, ginger, cloves, allspice, nutmeg, cardamom (I sometimes use only one type of spice, sometimes all or none)
11/2 cups boiling water or you can use whole coconut milk (do not use lite)
I put everything in a Mason jar and then slowly pour the boiling water in, using a hand blender to mix the ingredients very well. It becomes nice and frothy on top. It is also good for people who are trying to avoid caffeine drinks. This keeps me very satisfied, without any cravings or blood sugar imbalances till lunch time or dinner time. You can really be creative with this. How about having it for a lighter dinner instead? Enjoy! Let me know, who tries it, how you liked it. ;o)
Cheers and Happy Holidays to all!
Anna Simpson is a certified Nutritional Therapy Practitioner through the Nutritional Therapy Association. She is the owner of a nutritional consulting business, Well Beyond Nutrition – Nutritional Therapy with Healing Foods. Anna is a member of the Weston A. Price Foundation and Price-Pottenger Nutrition Foundation.
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