My family has been doing the no carb thing, especially the Paleo diet which if you read about it- really makes sense. I mean all these diets that are low on the GI (Glycemic Index of sugars) are similar be it Miami South Beach, the 4 hour body or Atkins. They all work in arresting sugar cravings and insulin spikes so that you benefit from even energy throughout the day and favor muscle production.
Out of all these trendy diets, I like the Paleo one the best. It already suits my needs in that it is very simple and I consume a lot of the recommended foods anyways. It also tries to replicate the way we used to eat as cavemen. Also you are aloud things like dark chocolate and red wine in extreme moderation and I enjoy both of those. You can eat all the meat you want, high fat low fat it doesn’t matter as their belief is that we were designed to integrate saturated fats. They want you to avoid seed oils which is interesting so I will say goodbye to my Sesame oil for bit. Here is basically what I have been eating for breakfast every morning and it’s so yummy and filling!
Paleo quinoa porride breakfast!
- Get a huge crock pot and make 1 week’s worth (1 bag of quinoa 500 grams)
- 1 liter of unsweetened almond/coconut milk (often you can find it pre-mixed)
- Pumpkin spice (Cinnamon, ginger, ground clove, nutmeg) as you like
- Sierra mix or some other kind of trail mix comprising of nuts, raisins and seeds. (get the no sugar added!!)
In a big pot, put half water and half almond/coconut milk and bring to a boil. Add your happy little balls of quinoa and simmer for 20-30 minutes, depending how cooked you like your quinoa. I like it with a slight crunch at 20 minutes. Add your spices as things are boiling , whenever you want. Add your nuts along with the quinoa or during the boil too, it wont matter as they do not need to cook. Remove the mixture before it starts to dry up and transfer to Tupperware BOOM 1 week of breakfasts.