The body ecology diet operates on the principal that our bodies are an ecosystem of flora that are affected by our diet in the same way that the ecosystem of the planet is affected by pollution. It encourages the consumption of foods that aid this ecosystem and bans the kinds of foods that damage it. The body ecology diet may make finding breakfast foods difficult. Here are a few breakfast ideas that you can try on the body ecology diet.
Breakfast Idea #1: Millet Cereal
Millet is a grain used in mostly arid parts of the world. It is full of nutrients that are important for the body ecology diet. It also contains protein, a nutrient often overlooked in breakfast foods. This cereal can be a great substitution for oatmeal.
- 1 cup millet
- ¼ cup almonds
- ¼ cup dried figs
- ¼ cup raisins
- ¼ cup dates
- 1 to 2 tsp. sunflower seeds
- 1 to 2 tsp. pumpkin seeds
- ½ apple
- 1 tsp. cinnamon
Cook the millet like you would cook rice. Halfway through add the almonds, dried figs, raisins and dates. This will allow them to soften up.
When the millet is finished cooking, add the apple and cinnamon. Millet cereal can be served with either almond or soy milk to be acceptable on the body ecology diet.
Breakfast Idea #2: Peanut Butter and Banana Kefir Smoothie
Kefir is a fermented milk beverage favored in some areas of the world and a staple of the body ecology diet. It can be used as a milk substitute for any recipe and makes for a great smoothie!
- ¼ cup non fat milk
- 5 tbsp instant oatmeal
- 1 tbsp peanut butter
- 1 medium banana
- ¼ cup kefir
- 5 to 8 ice cubes
- 1 tbsp flax seed (optional)
- 1 tbsp cocoa powder (optional)
Soften the oatmeal in the milk for several minutes. Add all ingredients except the ice cubes into blender and mix thoroughly.
Blend in as many of the ice cubes as you need for your taste.
Breakfast Idea #3: Hot Quinoa Porridge
Quinoa is a traditional South American leafy vegetable that acts as a pseudo grain and can substitute many grains in the body ecology diet.
- 2 cups water
- 1 cup quinoa flakes
- ¼ tsp. sea salt
- 1 tsp. cinnamon
- 12 drops stevia concentrate
- 1 tsp. either butter or coconut oil
- 2 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1 tsp. flax seed oil (optional)
Boil the water in a saucepan. Add quinoa, salt, cinnamon and stevia and simmer while covered for 10 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool. Mix in vanilla and flax seed oil.
Breakfast Idea #4: Scrambled Eggs
- 1 tbsp. raw butter
- 2 eggs
- 4 egg yolks
- Splash of water
- Sea salt and/or herbs up to your personal taste
- 2 tbsp. raw cream (optional)
Mix together the eggs, water and cream with the herbs and/or sea salt. Melt butter in a frying pan over medium-high heat. Cook eggs in frying pan. Make sure the edges of the eggs don’t stick to the sides of the pan. Two-thirds of the way through cooking the eggs, remove them from the frying pan and place in the mixing bowl to cook for a few minutes more.