From Chia pudding to Dates and almond smoothies, these suhoor options will keep you fuller and energized the whole day.
We are halfway through the holy month of Ramadan. Not only Muslims around the world are observing it with great zeal, but the preparations for iftar and suhoor are also at their prime as well. Now what you choose to eat during the long gap between iftar and suhoor defines your energy levels and unfortunately, the fried items we tend to binge do not guarantee any. So thebrownidentity.com decided to give you some healthier suhoor options that will keep you fuller and energized the whole day without indulging in unhealthy binge eating.
Dates And Almond Smoothie
Usually, dates are an integral part of our iftar spreads but if taken during the suhoor, it not only is nutritious but also keeps you energized all day long. Dates are known to be great sources of antioxidants and carbohydrates while almonds with their healthy fats and fibers are combinations that dreams are made of. If dates are combined with almonds smoothies will instantly pump you for the whole day.
Chia Seed Pudding
Chia seed pudding has been making quite the rounds for all its health benefits. Replete with Omega 3 fatty acids, Chia seeds play a great role in keeping the heart healthy and memory strong. The perfect combination is 3 tablespoons of Chia seed in 1 cup of milk and then add fruits and nuts of your choice to make it even better. Blueberries and strawberries are your go-to anti-oxidants added with cocoa powder and maple syrup, Chia pudding will be the stuff of the dreams.
Oats are yet another superfood that’s quite underrated but possesses the right nutrients to be on your suhoor list. Just like chia seeds, Oats are whole grains and a source of fiber that slows down the release of energy, keeping you full for a longer period of time. Overnight oats can be made in so many ways. Open the internet and you will find a variety of ways to make overnight oats of your choice. Usually, oats are made in milk and added with lots of fruits like bananas, apples, and nuts like walnuts and almonds that ensure that your feel energized for the whole day.
The Avocado/Feta Cheese Toast
The Avo toast has been a personal favourite this Ramzan for all the right reasons. Avocados are superfoods that are rich sources of fibers and add depth and texture to any meal. Personally, I love to slather avocado on my all-grain toast and layer it with tomatoes, boiled eggs, and last but not the least, some feta cheese to add much-needed saltiness and added taste. Avocados greatly help in the weight loss journey as well as keeps your blood sugar spikes from happening.
Yes, not many people prefer meat in suhoor spreads but contrary to the belief, proteins from meat are not only nutritious but it will keep you full for a longer period of time. Fish is regarded to be a nutrient-dense meal. Chicken is high in energy-producing nutrients, making it simpler for someone who is fasting to operate during the day. Hence meat is one of the game-changing suhoor foods. Just avoid frying of any sort because it will make you thirst during the day.