Created by: Ayo Elizabeth Olaogun
Modified by: Nanya Konwea
The usual way to go with breakfasts are tea and toast, sometimes with a boiled egg for protein; or if you are from these parts, good ol’ rice. For those who are worried about packing on calories, they try to skip breakfast altogether – not really the best idea. But salad for breakfast?
Salads are not restricted to a bowl of leafy greens; it still could be tasty while adding to your nutritional intake. We all hardly get enough veggies in a full day’s meal, so having a salad right at the start of your day would be of benefit. Although I can’t imagine this being my regular breakfast all year round, it would make good for some rotation. You can start off with a quick meal of avocado, tomato, cucumber, pepper and olive oil as Ayo Elizabeth Olaogun (@ayovanelmar) shows in this episode.
- Avocados as a regular lowers the level of harmful cholesterol, Rich in monounsaturated fats, fiber and plant sterols, it would add flavor to your salad.
- Cucumber keeps you hydrated, helps you lose weight, fights internal and external heat and flushes toxins among its many benefits.
- Tomato and peppers are good antioxidants, great way to heap on the B6 and folates too!
- Olive oil; do I have to tell you how great it is for your skin and general wellbeing? I’m sure you know already. It’s a secret weapon against diabetes, pain, weight loss and general longevity.
If you in an exceptional veggie mood, there are other things you could add to your salad to make a sumptuous meal and with a little pizzazz, healthy eating would never have seemed so palatable.