I don’t like breakfast, you might have noticed I don’t post a lot of breakfast recipes. That’s because I usually don’t eat it. Before you tell me that it’s the most important meal of the day and it’s the fuel that gets you going – hear me out. When I wake up it takes me a long time to even feel like I’m hungry – it usually is about 11am. So I eat “breakfast” then, lunch around 4pm and then dinner around 8pm. Maybe my clock is off? So when Ramadan rolls around I usually sleep through suhoor and then about 3pm I get really hungry. This is a problem. I promised myself that this year I would really try to get up and eat no matter what, even if I had to gag it down.
First day of Ramadan, I slept through suhoor, bad start. This morning thanks to some nasty thunderstorms I was up at 3am. Score. I had plenty of time to do a little wake up and then decided to give this tasty oatmeal a shot. I overdid the peanut butter a bit and while it was good, it reminded me of a bowl of cookie dough and at 3am that’s just not going to work. Next time…I might have to make some changes. I went to the farmer’s market and picked up some organic peppermint the previous day and it smelled heavenly. I mean this was real mint I felt like just smelling it was somehow breaking my fast because it just smelled THAT good. I pulled off a few stems and threw it in a pitcher of water. I drank at least 4 glasses of peppermint water with my oatmeal, so good.
Tomorrow is a new day and maybe the morning will be better too. I’m glad that I can make the choice to fast or not. Give a read to this article from The Economist about the right to fast or not in Morocco.
Do you have some breakfast ideas to make mornings better? (no smoothies please!)