Most of us have become used to having something sweet in the mornings, rather than savoury. Think breakfast cereal, porridge with raisins, muesli, toast and jam, fruit and yoghurt etc. All perfectly great breakfasts.
Omelettes usually fall in to the savoury category, so I thought I’d change ingredients to make it sweet. It sounds a bit odd, but bear with me, and give it a go. All you need are eggs, oats and some honey. Cinnamon if you are feeling adventurous!
Why this omelette is great!
- contrary to popular belief, cholesterol in eggs does not raise blood cholesterol
- nutrient dense superfood, choca-block with vitamin and minerals
- high in choline (neurological benefits) and leucine (for muscle building – found in many sports protein drinks)
- High protein – help you to feel full up for longer and for muscle building
- low GI, for slow energy release
- high soluble fibre and B vitamins
- lowers cholesterol, prevents heart disease
- also cheap!
- balance of fructose and glucose sugars (similar to sports carbohydrate gels, but without the additives)
- easily absorbed by the body, increasing energy levels quickly
Here’s what you do:
1) whisk 2 eggs, add to hot non-stick omelette/frying pan
2) sprinkle in a small handful of oats, with cinnamon if you are using
3) give the pan a shake every so often and just a few times give a stir (stir too often and you’ll have scrambled eggs, equally delicious I’m sure)
4) drizzle some honey over the omelette
5) plate up! Add some extra honey if you wish.
Nutrition info: 320kcal, 16g protein, 30g carbohydrate