Friday, August 22, 2014
My younger Child Natasha, died of no Platelet Production in her body, a birth disorder (happens to one in a million) which led me to research on Platelets which are tiny elements in the blood that help us to not bleed to Death. For example if we get a cut, they can clump together within our arteries owing to Cholesterol or laque build up in the artery lining. There are most active in the morning and tend to form internal blood clots at a great frequency and eating breakfast prevents this activation associated with strokes and heart attacks! Unfortunately Natasha did not ever get a chance to even Breakfast as she was only 35 days old when she passed away. I dedicate this for the breakfast skippers; you should stop that habit now! Iam sure you may hear innumerous times that “Breakfast is the most important meal of the day.” Research confirms that one of the worst practices you can develop may be avoiding breakfast. Studies have shown that as compared to Breakfast skippers, Breakfast eaters have one half the risk of Obesity ( metabolism slows while you sleep, and does not get back up until you eat again), strokes, heart attack and sudden death. Eating a healthy breakfast can also help regulate your appetite throughout the day so you don't overdo it at lunch and dinner or nibble unnecessarily.
HERE ARE 2 QUICK FIX BREAKFAST RECIPES USING YOUR KITCHENAID
BANANA SMOOTHIE (YOU CAN SUBSTITUTE WITH A FRUIT OF YOUR CHOICE)
Yogurt: 2 cups; Honey: 2 teaspoons; Bananas (sliced): 3 nos.
] Combine all ingredients in the KitchenAid cordless hand blender.
] Puree until extremely smooth.
HEALTHY OMELET BREAKFAST
Makes 2 (Make two omelets separately)
Egg whites: 6 nos (for a 2 egg omelet); salt: to taste; pepper: to taste; Tomato Chopped: ½; Broccoli (diced): ½; Butter: as desired.
] Beat the egg whites well (after separating from the yolk of course) in the KitchenAid standmixer; season with salt and pepper.
] Heat the butter in an omelet pan over high heat, coat surface.
] Pour the egg mixture into the pan, spread around with fork, when the mixture has coagulated a bit, and add the filling.
] Let it cook, don’t stir.
] Turn the omelet gently, be sure it’s not sticking while you do this and fold it inside to the center.
] When cooked serve in a plate. Have it along with hot multigrain toast or some fruits or grilled vegetables on the side.
(You can choose your own filling or topping for example cherry tomatoes and basil or Spinach etc.)