Three Foods for Yoga Lovers

vegetableomeletYoga may seem like an easy activity, but all yoga lovers are fully aware that it’s not as easy as it looks. When you do yoga, a variety of vitamins and minerals in your diet can help you be your best. With that in mind, here are three foods that are perfect for yoga lovers.

Vegetable Omelet

This dish may seem like a simple recipe, however eating this dish early in the morning can bring any yoga lover a lot closer to their nutritional quota. Eating an egg with vegetables give you fuel for a long day. The eggs are packed with protein, while the vegetables are rich in vitamins and minerals that your body needs. According to various studies, people who eat egg-based breakfast consume a lesser amount of calories throughout the whole day.

Ingredients:

  • 1 egg white
  • 1 whole egg
  • ¼ tsp of salt
  • ¼ tsp of pepper—freshly ground
  • 1 tsp of cilantro– chopped
  • 1 tsp of clarified butter
  • 2 spears of asparagus– chopped
  • 1 tablespoon of onion, diced
  • 1/8 cup of mushrooms– sliced
  • ¼ cup of zucchini– diced

Directions:

  1. In a small bowl, add the whole eggs, egg whites, black pepper, salt and cilantro. Beat.
  2. Place the clarified butter in a skillet over medium heat. Add in the onion, asparagus, zucchini and bell pepper. Cook until these have soften.
  3. Add in the egg mixture and cook over medium heat.
  4. Fold the egg in half. Place into a plate.

Fruit Carpaccio

This is a simple fruit salad which features mangoes. Mangoes are great for yoga lovers as they can help calm the nervous system.

Ingredients:

  • 1 piece of ginger– peeled and chopped
  • 1 tbsp of raw honey
  • 1 tsp of cinnamon
  • ¼ cup of water
  • 2 mangoes, sliced
  • 2 peaches, sliced

What you need to do:

  1. In a blender or a mini food processor, add in the honey, ginger, cinnamon and water. Blend the ingredients on high. The ginger should be finely minced.
  2. Slice the peaches and mangoes, then place them in a large bowl.
  3. Drizzle the first mixture on top of the fruit. Toss the fruits to evenly coat.
  4. Serve right away.

Citrus Waffles

This recipe is made a lot more delicious with the secret ingredient– grapefruit. It adds a splash of flavor without adding the calories that other sweeteners might.

Ingredients:

  • ¾ cup of oat flour
  • ¾ cup of white whole wheat flour
  • 1 tsp of baking powder
  • ½ tsp of baking soda
  • 1 tbsp of raw sugar
  • ¼ tsp of salt
  • ¾ cup of fat-free yogurt
  • juice of 1 large pink grapefruit
  • 2 tbsps of clarified butter
  • 2 egg whites

Directions:

  1. Preheat the waffle maker.
  2. In a large bowl, pour the oat flour, white whole wheat flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Mix it well.
  3. Add in the grapefruit zest, clarified butter and yogurt. Stir well.
  4. Place the egg whites in a separate bowl and mix it with an electrical mixer until it becomes stiff and fluffy.
  5. Fold the egg whites portion by portion.
  6. Pour the ½ cup of batter in the waffle maker. Close and cook.

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Chef Linda Rosario is a food blogger from Chef Needs, one of the trusted suppliers of gelato display cases. She also loves to paint and dreams of having her own art gallery. Aside from painting and drawing, Linda has a heart for cooking and food.

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