Assalamoaliqum friends (Muslim greetings)!
I hope you are doing well and having a productive Ramadan. Today is the 6th day of fasting in Perth, Western Australia. And it is going really well, Allhamdullilah (praise be to God). I have so many things in my mind these days, loaded with so many ideas for my blog and my Facebook page 😉 I wish and pray that I can benefit you guys with little knowledge that I have, and of course you will get to know them soon, In’sha’Allah but for now I have something to share. The idea of sharing my suhoor and Iftar meals struck my mind today. So here I am with my suhoor meal … this morning for Suhoor I had this bowl of nutrition goodness with 3 Ajwa dates. This healthy delish light breakfast includes fresh fruits with a large dollop of organic yogurt and a sprinkle of chia seeds and cumin seeds on the top. This bowl is packed with a massive amount of nutrients and will give me a boost of energy for the day.
Chia seeds: These tiny chia seeds pack a powerful nutritional punch. They are thought to be the richest provider of omega 3 fatty acids, and soluble dietary fibre that we can add to our diets. The protein content is enough to meet the full amount of daily protein required in our diet. This tiny seed also provide us with vitamin B, C, E and calcium.
Cumin seeds: The health benefits of cumin include its ability to aid in digestion, improve immunity and treat piles, insomnia, respiratory disorders, asthma, bronchitis, common cold, lactation, anemia, give you a clear and glowing skin and what not.
Yogurt: Yogurt is full of protein plus several other nutrients found in dairy foods, like calcium, vitamin B-2, vitamin B-12, potassium, and magnesium. But one of the important thing regarding yogurt is “probiotics.” I use Jalna’s biodynamic organic yogurt which is full of probiotics.
Apple and Grapes: Who doesn’t know the benefits of fruits. We all know that they are a very good source of fiber, antioxidants and other minerals and vitamins. Obviously you can use whatever fruits you fancy – I used pink lady apple, red and green grapes. (two of my absolute favourites). You can use banana, blue berries, strawberries, mangoes or any seasonal fruit – it’s completely your choice.
I really hope that you find this blog useful and I would love to know what did you eat today in Suhoor? 🙂