Breakfasts of Champions

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Coconut Bread with Sunflower Seed Butter & Tea with Cashew Milk

The title of today's post was inspired by knowing someone who is actually somewhat following the Winter Olympics. Just kidding, sort of. This somewhat surprising discovery made me think of the true spirit and purpose of the Olympics: endorsements. If you have Celiacs, one of the most prized of Olympic endorsements—Wheaties— will send you into days of agony. But, even if you don't have Celiacs, eating highly processed wheat cut with sugar and cooked at extremely high temperatures probably isn't good for your blood sugar, hunger, weight or overall health, especially if you're morning is spent in front of a computer, not in extreme physical activity.

Where am I going with this? I have shared the Hearty Winter White Bread with a few friends who are trying gluten-free or low-carb diets. Multiple people have told me that this has been an important dieting tool because it is satisfying, filling and craving-reducing or obliterating. I am addicted to it and have been having a piece of this bread with 1 tsp. of sunflower seed butter and a cup of tea (or 3) for breakfast just about every morning. It tastes great and keeps me full until mid-afternoon and sometimes dinner. A true breakfast of champions, or at least champion desk and computer jockeys that want to lose or not gain winter weight.

I calculated the nutrition information based upon a request and noticed that the fat-carb-protein-fiber ratio is very "Zone" Diet friendly and likely accounts for the satiety factor. Here it is:

Nutrition Info per slice (assuming 12 slices/ loaf)

93 Calories
5.3g Fat
7 g. Carb
3g Fiber
4g Protein

*A word of caution: coconut flour (as all coconut products) can have a slight laxative effect so proceed cautiously with how much of this bread you eat until you are sure of your stomach's reaction.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Where is the recipe? The loaf you gave me is AMAZING and I need to make it for the week!

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