When talking about Ramadan, most people will think about fasting – the abstinence from all food and drink from sunrise to sunset. Fasting has a variety of health benefits, including digestive boost, detox, and fat burning, if you don’t do it properly, you may end up with more health risks. We often assume that fasting will help us lose weight. However, the overeating during non-fasting hours actually causes people to put on weight. Here are some easy Ramadan recipes that will keep you well-nourished without having to stock up too many high calories foods.
Yogurt with seeds and dates
The name tells it all. For this recipe, you only need a cup of plain yogurt and a few spoons of chia seeds, pumpkin seeds, and some chopped dates. It’s simple and does not take much time to prepare. If you are in a rush, this recipe is definitely tailored for you!
Eggs and avocado
First, boil an egg and chop it up to eat with half an avocado. To spice it up, you may add 2 tablespoons tomato sauce and some blueberries for an antioxidant boost.
Spinach and orange breakfast smoothie
It’s your regular spinach and orange smoothie, but powered up with Greek yogurt to give you the protein you need to pull through the day. Sprinkle some chia seeds to make sure you don’t lack fiber.
Quinoa breakfast bowls
Boil quinoa with coconut milk until it’s boiling, then let it simmer for around 20 minutes or until quinoa is thoroughly cooked. Turn off the heat and let it cool down. Add vanilla extract, cinnamon powder, and honey. Top with nectarines, blueberries, and walnuts
Purple green smoothie
For this smoothie, you will need spinach, blueberries, and peaches. First, blend spinach with water for a couple of minutes. Then, add other ingredients and blend until it gets well-mixed. To make sure you meet your daily recommended intakes of nutrition, add a little bit protein powder and omega-3 fish oil.
Mix oats, milk, yogurt, vanilla and cinnamon powder. Stir well and put the mixture in a bowl. Let it sit in the fridge for a night (hence the name!). Next morning, grab that bowl and add toppings such as bananas and strawberries. You may use coconut milk instead of cow milk and drop the cinnamon powder. Top with coconut shavings, toasted almonds and dark chocolate.
Another good idea for topping is fresh peach slices and nuts. But for this, you should also omit the cinnamon and add more vanilla extract.
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Review Date: May 26, 2017 | Last Modified: May 26, 2017
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