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In simple terms, ghee is essentially the pure fat obtained from butter – clarified butter fat.
Everyone knows that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and depending on what you eat for breakfast can determine how much energy you will have to start your day.
Incorporating ghee into your mornings can be a great way to kick-start your day with a nutritious fat.
Ghee has been around for centuries, but has recently been making a comeback to our modern kitchens as a staple super food. Good quality grass-fed ghee can be used as an alternative fat source to oils and butter and is very versatile and easily adaptable to many dishes.
The reason why it has gained an enormous amount of popularity recently is due to the world recognising its many health benefits such as including essential butyrate’s, CLAs, MCTs and vitamins. Using natural grass-fed ghee ensures you are feeding your body with the best quality fat and no nasty unneeded chemicals.
Grass-fed Ghee is already an essential part of many people’s morning routines around the world, here’s how:
Although putting grass-fed ghee in a hot drink sounds unusual, this has been incredibly popular amongst the Keto community.
The reasons behind this are that grass-fed ghee on an empty stomach provides a great energy booster to kick-start your day. If you are on a Keto diet, it is essential to minimise your carbohydrate intake, so starting your day off after an overnight fast with fats is perfect for your body to continue in ketosis (the aim of the Keto diet).
This way your body is burning fats and ultimately helping you lose weight overtime. The saturated fats in your ghee coffee or hot beverage allow the caffeine to be absorbed over an extended period of time, to give you energy for longer.
When mixed into a hot beverage, ghee can add a creamy nutty flavour to make your drink taste delicious.
Porridge has been a breakfast staple since forever, and there is no doubt that there is nothing a warm bowl of porridge during a winter morning can’t fix. Oats are an incredibly healthy option that keeps you full for hours.
Typically served with brown sugar, maple syrup, fresh fruits or nuts, porridge can never get boring as there are so many varieties of toppings to add. There is now an even more exciting addition to your porridge that will make you kick-start your morning filled with energy and nutrition- ghee oats.
Whether you like to make your oats in a rush from an instant sachet in the microwave or traditionally on a stove top, ghee porridge is just as simple to make as any other porridge you would. All you have to do is add a teaspoon of grass-fed ghee to your warm bowl of porridge after cooking and mix in the melted buttery goodness.
Not only will the ghee make your porridge smell and taste amazing, it also packs many nutrients into your most vital meal of the day.
Eggs can be an essential part of a high protein diet. One egg contains around 6 grams of protein, and if you are consuming 2 eggs for breakfast, that is already over 20% of your daily protein intake. Eggs can be served boiled, scrambled, fried or poached. Ghee can be easily added to your morning eggs.
If you prefer to have your eggs fried or scrambled, just add a tablespoon of grass-fed ghee to a hot frying pan and fry your eggs as you would normally. Alternatively, if you prefer boiled eggs or poached, you can drizzle a teaspoon of ghee over them after they are cooked.
Ghee eggs can give you a great protein and fat hit in the morning to provide you with long lasting energy throughout the day.
Pancakes or waffles
Starting your Sunday morning with pancakes or waffles are the perfect weekend treat. Incorporating ghee into your pancakes is simple, just add a couple of teaspoons of grass-fed ghee to a hot frying pan before pouring in the batter and witness the aromatic flavours given off.