2 Breakfast ideas to keep you energized for ASANA.

 

I have never really been a huge breakfast person, unless breakfast happens to be on a weekend after 11:00am !

I also am not in the habit of eating before I exercise, I have always woken up, downed a coffee and run off to do whatever exercise I had planned for the day. That being said my usual morning exercise schedule was never longer than 1.5 hours maximum, and if I am very honest they probably were not that physically challenging.

The first few days at Tirisula the morning Asana and conditioning practice was tough. I didn’t eat as usual for 2 reasons: as mentioned above I am simply not an early morning eater, and I was always under the impression you should do your practice on an empty stomach to avoid throwing up.

Around day 5 I started to feel light headed by around 9:00am and we still had an hour and a half to get through.

I decided there and then that due to the intensity and length of our morning sessions eating during teacher training was helpful for me. I needed to eat light, but fuel my body with the necessary nutrients to have enough energy to make it through our morning practice.

Here are 2 of my favourite breakfasts that didn’t make me feel too heavy to move, and also took a few minutes to put together.

Chia Pudding

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  1. Place 4 tbsp of chia seeds in a jar or small glass
  2. Add ¾ cup of milk/almond milk/coconut milk ( I like almond milk)
  3. Pinch of cinnamon and some pure vanilla extract ( optional)
  4. Shake or stir very well and leave in the fridge overnight
  5. In the morning top with berries and half a banana

Extra nutritional info 🙂

Roughly 2 tbsp of chia seeds contain:

11 grams Fibre

4 grams protein

9 grams fat (  good fat :))

30 % Magnesium

And they contain potassium, zinc, vitamin b1, b2, b3

 

Quinoa Porridge ( serves two)

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  1. Rinse quinoa under cold water thoroughly
  2. Bring 1 cup of water to boil and add quinoa then reduce heat and leave for 10 minutes ( I usually do this step the night before and make a bigger batch)
  3. Add 1 cup of milk of choice- I like almond milk- cook for 5 more minutes
  4. Add 1 tsp of vanilla extract and ½ teaspoon of cinnamon
  5. Serve and add half a banana, LSA/ nut mix and berries or any fruit of choice.

 

Extra nutritional info 🙂

 

6.2 grams Fiber

8.3 grams protein

3.2 grams fat

Natural vitamins and minerals include- vitamin b1, b2, b6, b9, magnesium, iron, potassium, zinc

 

Bon Apetite xxxx

Tal