I love to get creative and eat tasty meals whether it’s for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Something I grew up eating was yoghurt with honey, it’s very popular with those of Mediterranean origins as it’s tangy yet also sweet and many of us have a sweet tooth. If you have tried the Greek desserts with nuts, filo and syrup you will understand what I mean. Yoghurt is nice and refreshing especially Greek yoghurt with its tangy flavour. The contrast between the yoghurt and honey works well and although you can use any honey to make this dish I would suggest using Manuka so you make use of its immune boosting properties. The yoghurt brings with it calcium which we of course we need for healthy bones and the pumpkin seeds bring with them vitamin E in different forms (gamma-tocopherol, alpha-tocopherol, delta-tocopherol, alpha-tocomonoenol, and gamma-tocomonoenol). Vitamin E is an antioxidant that has preventative effects against heart disease, Alzheimers, cataracts and cancer. They also contain various other nutrients that are extremely beneficial.
I believe that if we start looking at foods in a slightly different light we can not only shed a few pounds but we can also eat more nutritious and tasty foods that we can use to help heal out body of various ailments or at least improve the effects of them. Now as I made this dish for breakfast I also needed something to give me a bit of a boost hence the banana. Bananas contain soluble fibre, prebiotics which help promote healthy gut flora and carbohydrates. If you want the energy from the banana to be released quickly then make sure it is very ripe, alternatively eat one that is’t too dark skinned (more yellow than black) to allow for a slower release as the polysaccharide chains (sugar chains) take longer to break down than those in very ripe bananas. Does this sound like something you would like to try? It’s very easy to make and full of flavour too simply follow my recipe it takes just a few minutes to make and you can always change ingredients to change the flavour and have a different breakfast each day.
Greek Yoghurt with Banana, Manuka Honey and Sunflower Seeds
4 heaped tbs Greek Yoghurt
1 medium banana
1-1.5tsp sunflower seeds
1 heaped tsp Manuka honey
Spoon the yoghurt into bowl. Slice the banana and place, throw over the top. I of course tried to make it look pretty for the photo but you arrange it your way. Drizzle over the honey and sprinkle the nuts and serve.
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