A Breakfast Fit for Bootcamp!

You may not always feel like it, but eating breakfast is essential to kick start the metabolism at the beginning of the day and break-the-fast. This week our fabulous trainer Karmen has knocked up a super food breakfast for you to tuck into before or after class. This recipe is sure to see you through the most toughest of Bootcamp Pilates classes...even Evil Ivo's! 
Unsure what to eat for a healthy breakfast? Bored of the same old porridge? Well fear not, that's why I’ve decided to make up something healthy and sugarless without lacking in taste. Sounds impossible? Well you'll be happy to know that my brand new recipe with super-grain millet, dry fruit and seeds does the job perfectly! This power breakfast will keep hunger at bay for at least 3 hours and you can even have it as a pre-workout snack.
Good to know! Millet is one of the oldest foods known to humans and possibly the first cereal grain to be used for domestic purposes.  It is gluten-free, rich in fiber, and a remarkable source of protein, making it perfect for vegetarian diets. It’s also a good source of B Vitamin called niacin and other vitamins such as copper, and magnesium. You can get millet from any health food store like Whole Food markets, Holland & Barret, Planet Organic, etc. To cook millet, add one cup of whole millet, pinch of salt, a teaspoon of vegetable oil and two cups of boiling water. Simmer, covered for 25 to 30 minutes. It should double in volume, once all the water is absorbed.

You need…
- 1 bowl of cooked millet
- 1/2 cup of dried fruit (prunes, apricots, blueberries, mulberries, figs, sun-dried bananas, or any other dried fruit)
- 1/2 cup of mixed seeds (sesame, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, flax seeds)
- honey
- lemon zest (organic if possible)
Prepare all the ingredients…
Chop the dried fruit…
Mix all together, add honey and lemon zest…
Done! :) :)
You can prepare it the day before and store it into the fridge. It will stay fresh up to three days, if there's any left…:D :D Enjoy!
Karmen x