Dates are a blessed food mentioned numerous times in the Quran and they are amazing and excellent to include as part of your suhoor meal.
Whole oat pudding
Oats are a great source of fibre that slow down the release of energy and keep you fuller for longer. Steel-cut oats, which take around 15 minutes to cook, contain even more fibre than other oat varieties. You can cook the oats in milk for a more rich taste. Sweeten your oats with a drizzle of honey, then mix in some dried fruits and top it up with pumpkin seeds and you’re good to go!
Peanut butter and banana
Peanut butter is an excellent protein source, and it’s filled with healthy monounsaturated fat, which has a satiating effect. Spread on whole grain bread and pair it with sliced bananas. Why bananas you ask? Well, because the yellow fruit is a source of resistant starch, which helps many people to feel full up. Bananas can also help keep those mid-morning cravings away.
Eggs are considered to be a healthy basis of protein and contain vitamin D, although they are avoided by some of due to their high cholesterol content. Add the poached eggs on top of grainy toasts and top them off with sliced tomatoes for a full nutritional breakfast.
Watermelon and halloumi
As the name suggests, watermelon is a juicy fruit and it is a great way to hydrate for only 40 calories per cup. If it is combined with white halloumi cheese, it would sustain a great filling effect.
Not every smoothie is the same. A lot of smoothies have high amounts of sugar and can leave you feeling hungry. The one we have chosen is quite the opposite. Combined with dry chia seeds, yoghurt, grapes with skin intact and ice, then blended together to achieve a smooth and yummy drink. This smoothie would contain omega 3, fibre, and protein all in one go, while it is keeping your blood sugar balanced.
Quinoa is a vegetarian food source which is rich in protein and fibre. It also makes a great gluten-free alternative to oats. Cook it with coconut milk and dice in some apples and cinnamon for a great tasting meal.
Frozen yoghurt parfait with granola and berries
Craving for something sweet? Store-bought plain old frozen yoghurt is your answer and it only takes a couple of minutes to prepare it in a bowl. Make sure to select satiating toppings, which include fruits, berries and granola.