Getting more vegies in your day, sometimes has to start early. Thinking about what to have for breakfast today I was confronted by a glut of homegrown zucchinis and a craving for something fresh! Not a bad problem as it turned out. Combining a few cherry tomatoes, fresh basil, lemon juice, a little pink Himalayan salt and some lightly toasted seeds I'm loving this super quick, easy, tangy, fresh start to my day 🙂
Our friend Tracy had mentioned she was doing Veganuary – Vegan for January, so feeling inspired took out my regular old vegie peeler (no special zucchini spiraliser in our house, so a little improvisation was in order), and made short work of a medium-sized zucchini. The result is like a wide, flat noodle and looks really pretty with the dark green skin along the edges.
- 1 zucchini, spiraled or sliced thinly with a vegie peeler
- 1-2 tablespoons of mixed seeds and nuts – I used pepitas, sunflower, flaked almonds and pine nuts, lightly toasted in a pan
- Juice of 1/2 a lemon
- Handful of cherry tomatoes, halved
- Fresh basil leaves, torn
Googling for recipes this morning, I didn't find one that exactly fit the ingredients in my pantry so I drew from the inspiration of Jaime Oliver who loves a
few sprigs of fresh basil,
and the genius Lisa Featherby of Gourmet Traveller, who suggested I take my zucchini noodles and
season with sea salt flakes and stand until zucchini softens (2 minutes).
Tossing everything together for this really clean, January breakfast, I'm feeling ready to take on the world. Serves 1-2, depends if you're willing to share 😉 If you do, your friend will be really impressed, I know mine was!
Summer is often a time for reassessing your diet, making a few changes to bring up your energy and getting set for a great start to the year. If you've done this before or need a reminder, a naturopathy consult could be what you need to help talk through some practical changes in line with your goals, mix you up a herbal potion to complement your needs and plant the seeds for good habits in 2018. Book online or give me a call to set it up today.