Admittedly this recipe started out as banana pancakes using just 2 ingredients – banana and egg! However – I had some strawberries in the fridge and things didn’t quite turn out on the plate – but tasted delicious nonetheless. This is a great quick and simple breakfast packed full of protein and fibre. As I am reintroducing fruit one of the best ways to do it, is cooking it first – it reduces the fibre content of the fruit but it is also much easier for your body to digest cooked fruits/vegetables than raw (that applies to everyone, not just IBD sufferers, raw fruits/vegetables are ‘harder’ for the body to digest due to the insoluble fibre content, your body then has to spend energy heating them up to break them down – interesting article here from Livestrong).
“…breakfast is the most important meal of the day…”
and I am starting to believe this. The more nutritious and protein packed my breakfasts are, the less likely I am to have a 11 o clock snack, which for me whilst on steroids is a huge achievement.
- 1 Banana
- Handful of strawberries (blueberries, or any other berry would work)
- 1 egg
- Mash the banana up in a large mug/bowl
- Crack the egg in
- Add in the chopped strawberries
- Mix well – like an omelette!
It starts off looking really pretty, like a pancake – but the weight of the banana and strawberries make it hard to flip and hard to turn… which is why I’ve decided to call it a Breakfast Scramble …
I told you it didn’t look pretty, but I added a dollop of fresh Greek yoghurt and a drizzle of honey – and it was delicious!