With the upcoming Ramadan season, fasting tends to tire you out; therefore it is quite important to have a healthy, nutritious meal that keeps you energetic throughout the day. One should mainly consume only those food items which are wholesome and fulfilling. You can check bokitta’s entire Ramadan blog section. Their blogs include fasting tips, suhoor & iftar recipes, an awesome Ramadan Magazine, a daily action plan (which is also printable) to keep you on track this Ramadan
Also, remember including all the major categories of nutrients in your diet is a must to keep up your energy levels sufficiently high during the fasting hours.
Here are some fulfilling and delicious Suhoor recipes that are sure to energize you throughout your day:
1. Baked Oatmeal Cups
Providing you with a wide variety of tastes, oatmeal cups are a complete meal, mostly taken with a glass of juice or milk. The best thing about this recipe is that you aren’t bound to only a few ingredients, rather you have a great range of items you can use.
This recipe does not include flour, so the mixture is held together with a combination of eggs, milk and any kind of fruit puree. Since there is no flour used, you can use gluten-free oats.
Baked oatmeal cups get their signature sweetness from a mix of apple sauce and maple syrup, but you can easily swap them for mashed bananas or any other fruit, and honey or brown sugar, according to your liking. You can also add in dried fruits and nuts like dried blueberries, dried mangoes and walnuts or cashews. These oatmeal cups can also be served with yogurt or cut them up in half and apply a layer of nut butter.
You can eat these oatmeal cups fresh out of the oven or you can stack them in the freezer for later. This meal offers a complete pack of proteins since it includes fruits, nuts, and eggs, not to mention vitamins and minerals depending on the fruits and nuts.
2. Pita Pockets
A vegan breakfast sure to power you throughout your day, pita pockets are surely hearty and fulfilling. A blend of spiced chickpeas and veggies, pita pockets can be remade according to your taste. The mixture includes various vegetables along with chickpeas or if you prefer, eggs.
To achieve the right texture, half of the chickpeas are mashed before being fried along with the vegetables. The best spices used for this recipe are cumin, turmeric, and garlic powder. You can use the vegetables according to your choice but bell peppers and spinach are the best choices. If adding in eggs, make sure to use scrambled eggs as to not overload your pita pockets.
Since you’ll be fasting, make sure to not use much salt and spices to avoid dehydration. Also, use vegetables that are rich in vitamins. Pita pockets can also be stored in the freezer for future use.
3. Breakfast Quinoa
Quinoa, a high protein seed, is also used as a high protein seed. In this recipe too, you have a lot of options. Like oatmeal, quinoa also allows you to add in a lot of things varying from fresh and dried fruits to nuts and whatnot.
Firstly, bring the milk, fresh or coconut, to boil and then add in the quinoa and continue boiling. Reduce the heat to low and allow about three-quarters of the milk to be absorbed. Then add in the sugar or honey for sweetness.
Now here’s the fun part, you can either omit the sugar or add in spices to suit your taste. The possibilities are endless. For the nuts, you can use pistachios, pecans, almonds, etc and for the flavors, vanilla, cinnamon, and nutmeg. You can also mix in dried or fresh blueberries or cranberries.
This recipe is rich in proteins, fiber, magnesium, and many vitamins as it contains quinoa. Fruits and milk also provide proteins, calcium, and phosphorus. Quinoa also provides various beneficial antioxidants. So, it is a power-packed breakfast item to keep you energized throughout the duration of your fast.
Have a fulfill Suhoor
All these are fulfilling Suhoor recipes that will give you heaps of nutrients so that instead of lazing around on your couch complaining of lack of energy, you can be a productive person who performs all the daily chores and puts in extra effort to earn more reward during fasting hours.
A proper healthy Suhoor is a key to an energized fast and a productive Ramadan. Plan ahead of time to avoid spending precious time in thinking about what you are going to make today.
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