Another easy breakfast idea! Ready made gravlax with eggs, cooked in coconut oil, and sprouts along with gluten-free flatbread and ready made hummus. Gravlax is a classic Scandinavian salmon delicacy.
Gravlax a unique dish, but it also confers some great health benefits. Salmon is an excellent source of vitamin B12, vitamin D and selenium. It is also a good source of niacin, omega-3 fatty acids, protein, phosphorus and vitamin B6. It also provides iodine, choline, pantothenic acid, vitamin B5, biotin and potassium. Atlantic salmon, in particular, has one of the highest concentrations of DHA omega-3s in the salmon family. Some studies show decreased risk of cognitive decline or depression and even association between IQ and intake of omega-3 fish. Brain food!
Remember to go green and eco-friendly with the fish you eat. Check the labels closely and ask your fish seller if needed where and how the fish was produced. There are many fish stocks in a state of serious decline and it’s not guaranteed anymore to have fish supper in the future. You can find some handy guides on how to choose your fish below.
- Finnish WWF guide for choosing the most environmentally sustainable fish here.
- Global WWF guides by county for choosing the most environmentally sustainable fish here.
- The Marine Conservation Society (MCS), UK: Good Fish Guide here.
Eggs are incredibly nutritious, as long as they are pasture raised and organic. It’s also nice to eat with good conscience knowing the animals are not suffering. Egg is very high in protein and more than half the protein of an egg is found in the egg white along with vitamin B2. The whites are rich sources of selenium, vitamin D, B6, B12 and minerals such as zinc, iron and copper. Eggs are also providing good cholesterol and some healthy fats. Egg consumption consistently leads to elevated levels of HDL (the “good”) cholesterol, which is linked to a reduced risk of many diseases. Anyhow, the myth between eggs and heart disease has been busted a long time ago!
Coconut oil doesn’t oxidize as easily as soft vegetable fats like canola oil which means coconut oil is great for cooking. It contains a lot of medium-chain fatty acids (including Caprylic acid, Lauric acid and Capric acid), which means that it’s easy for the liver to produce energy of them. Some athletes have found coconut oil very useful to maintain quick energy and boost their immunity.
Ingredients for this breakfast:
- Gravlax with dill
- Gluten-free flatbread with hummus