By Jason Litpon
Whether you’re working in an office, as an athlete or an artist, the first thing you put into your stomach is likely to affect your mood and performance for a good part of the day ahead.
Over the last two years, I’ve been experimenting with different combinations of foods to try and achieve the optimum breakfast, with some success! My morning routine generally involves a cold shower and one to two hours of yoga; after which I need something to ground, nourish and satisfy, without being too heavy or difficult to digest.
Through my work, I’ve been lucky to have access to some really great superfoods, my favourite of the green ones being chlorella. The energy, clarity and cleanliness I feel from it is so good it’s become addictive.
Chlorella is excellent for clearing the body of unwanted toxins and is also an abundant source of iron, calcium and protein. In my morning smoothies, I include wheatgrass, chlorella, pineapple and grapefruit juices.
Acidic fruits cut through the strong flavour of the greens nicely, contribute to a mucus free environment in the body and reduce inflammation.
I follow my smoothie with a bowl of ‘Super Oats’; an instant breakfast I developed using a combination of sprouted gluten free oat flakes, desiccated coconut and other superfoods. All it needs is hot water and it’s ready to eat but the same ingredients mixed at home will give you a calming, grounding, blood sugar stabilising porridge that will keep you satisfied for hours.