LIGHT AND HEALTHY BREAKFAST IDEAS FOR SUMMER

As the mercury picks up, the body starts to react differently to food and digestion. It’s time we change a few items and recipes on our breakfast table so as to keep it light and easy on our metabolism. Here are some quick and easy breakfast ideas for summer.

 

It’s always a good idea to start your day with a healthy breakfast. For us in India, along with the nutritional factor, taste is a priority. Summer brings along a bunch of fresh fruits and veggies. Bring them together with the range of Apis breakfast foods and you have a healthy, vibrant and tasty breakfast to make your mornings a little brighter. Here are a few selected breakfast recipes for the summer season.

 

Cornflakes Upma

Cornflakes are an all-time favourite breakfast choice for people across the world. The cereal contains essential nutrients and is low in calories, making it an ideal choice for weight watchers. Here, we give the classic cornflakes a twist of taste and recreate another classic Indian breakfast dish, upma.

Ingredients of cornflakes upma

  • 1 tablespoon cooking oil
  • 1 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1 teaspoon chana dal
  • 1 teaspoon urad dal
  • 1 twig of curry leaves
  • 2 green chillies
  • 1 inch ginger
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 medium tomato, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • Salt as per taste
  • 1 cup Apis cornflakes

 

Method of preparation

In a heated pan, pour the cooking oil. Once heated, add the mustard and cumin seeds. Once they splatter, add the urad and chana dal. You may skip this step, However the dal adds a nice crunch to the dish. Once the dal changes colour, add the curry leaves and chopped ginger and green chillies. Next, add the onion and fry till light golden. Add the tomato and fry till it becomes pulpy. Add the turmeric and salt. Add the Apiscornflakes and mix well together. Pour about a cup of water, cover and let it cook for about 5 minutes. Remove the lid, give a gentle stir and finish it with lime juice and chopped fresh coriander.

Apis cornflakes are enriched with vitamins, minerals, dietary fibre, proteins and carbohydrates. With this recipe, the goodness of cornflakes get a healthy twist.

 

Banana &Choco Smoothie

A thick, slushy smoothie to start your day is good news. On a busy weekday morning, it’s easy to make, easy to consume and easy to digest. When it comes to keeping light on a bright summer day, go for this breakfast. Apischocoflakes give you the required nutrition in an easy and tasty way.

Ingredients of Banana &Choco Smoothie

  • 2 bananas
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons of curd
  • ¼ cup of water
  • 2 cups Apischocoflakes
  • 2 spoonful of Apis honey

 

Method of preparation

Blend the yougurt, bananas, milk, Apischocoflakesand water in a blender. Top it with Apis honey. Pour it in a glass and serve fresh. Now you can carry on with your morning chores, without missing out on your necessary daily nutrition.

 

 

 

Curd Vermicelli

The traditional south Indian dish, curd rice, is not just an easy and tasty dish, it has multiple medicinal benefits as well. To consume curd on a summer morning keeps your body fresh and energised for the rest of the day. Here, we give this a twist and replace the rice with vermicelli.This retains the taste and health benefits, while keeping it light.

Ingredients of Curd Vermicelli

  • 1 cup Apis Vermicelli
  • 1 cup yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 1 sprig of curry leaves
  • Cooking oil

 

Method of preparation

Boil the Vermicelli, run under cold water,drain and keep aside. Heat oil in a pan. Temper it with mustard seeds and curry leaves. Add the vermicelli and salt and mix well. Just before serving, add curd and give it a gentle stir. Your perfect summer breakfast is ready.

You can add any topping of your choice, like roasted peanuts, cashews, coconut etc. Since this dish remains fresh for a long time, you can even carry this for lunch.

 

Oats with Jam

If you’re in a dash to leave for work but don’t want to compromise on your daily nutrition, read on. While oats is an easy way to fill up, yogurt is the best thing to have on a summer morning. Bring them together with an Apis jam of your choice and you have a breakfast that keeps you healthy and fresh across the day.

Ingredients for oats with jam

  • 1 cup oats
  • ½ cup yogurt
  • 2 spoonfuls of Apis jam (choose brtween mango, pineapple or mixed fruit)
  • 1 teaspoon Apis honey

 

Method of preparation

Mix the oats and yogurt till they blend well. Mix the Apis jam into the bowl. Let it sit for a while so that the flavours combine with each other. Top it with Apis honey and eat fresh. Same old oats, with the goodness of Apis jam and honey.

 

It’s a traditional Indian wisdom to start your day with a healthy diet. In summers, when the body requires keeping it light and yet not compromising on the daily nutrition, the Apisrange of breakfast products comes as a saviour. Try these breakfast recipes to bring in newness to the breakfast table and enjoy the season.

 

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