This Ramadan, nurture your soul, NOT your belly fat (Part 1)
As funny as this may sound, it is the sad truth about the month of Ramadan. People are more concerned about how to eat more in the permitted hours that actually kills the purpose of fasting. Not only that, this practice is also extremely unhealthy.
This month is an ideal time to detoxify your body if you keep your eating habits in the right track.
Below are some of the healthy and yummy foods to be taken in this month that will surly help you to keep the spirit of this month alive.
The ideal combination of vitamins, minerals and just the right amount of calories to kick start your Suhoor for fasting, the dates have been scientifically proven to be the best food for both suhoor and breaking fast. So even if u plan on a light suhoor, don’t forget to pop in a few dates to keep you energized throughout the day.
Here are some simple yet yummy examples
Cranberry orange oats drizzled with honey
Over night Oats decorated with Bananas and nuts. Super yum, super healthy!
Oats mixed up with scrambled eggs, onions, tomatoes and spices. A delicacy from India
Oats cooked in Lentil soup. Can be prepped at night to be eaten for Suhoor
Too sleepy to prep something super healthy for suhoor? Well who asked you to? Just get a pack of oats and sweet or savory flavors to suit your taste and appetite.
Shakes & Smoothies
A simple blend of dates, milk, Vanilla extract & caramel icecream (optional)
A traditional blend of mango, milk & yogurt
Energizing banana strawberry shake
A silky blend of peaches, pineapple, coconut & milk.
This is another way to have a super healthy Suhoor in just a couple of minutes. The options are infinite, with Ramadan in summers, the most yummy option you have is to use mango in shakes and smoothies. For additional nutrition, add oats and voila! Happy Suhoor-ing!
Boiled eggs served with spinach and potatoes & seasoned with salt and pepper
Sunny side up! Toss in Veggies and toasted bread
Wrapped scrambled eggs and cheese in a tortilla wrap.
A wholesome meal in itself. Eggs also contain the right amount of proteins to fulfill your requirements in terms of calories.
Whole Grain Bread
Chick peas and potato curry drizzled with yogurt wrapped in Chappati
Chapati with cooked minced meat and potato. One of the favorites of Pakistanis
Another simple yet fulfilling meal to keep you energized throughout the day. Use the breads in sandwiches or even better, use whole grain wheat to make Chappati, a traditional flattened bread used in Pakistan and India with variety of meat and vegetable curries
Fruits and veggie salads
There are many who are unable to eat up wholesome and heavy foods mentioned above. Well then fruits and veggie salads are “the thing” for you. Simply toss in you favorite fruits & veggies of your choice with variety of seasonings and munch on them.
We can never emphasize enough on the importance of PLAIN WATER no matter how much we write about it. So drink it already! Nothing can prepare your body for a long day of fast than water. So the tip is to always drink at least 2 glasses of water before you decide to stuff your mouth with Suhoor delicacies.
A very happy Ramadan to all from Team Blush Works. May this month be a source of renewal and cleansing of your bodies and souls. Ameen.