Competition – How many whole plant foods can you pack into your breakfast? We have a winner!

September 5, 2017

Over the last 2 weeks we have run a competition to find who could pack the most whole plant foods into their breakfast.  As inspiration, the picture above was my daily breakfast whilst on holiday in Ibiza this summer.

Thank you to everyone who got involved and entered into the spirit of things.  Some of you commented that you could not hope to match my breakfast.  I apologise if some people felt intimidated. The point of the competition was just to get you to think a little more about how you could get a little healthier, whatever your starting point, right from the start of the day.

(Mine is an extreme diet – vegan ketogenic) and this is certainly not right for anyone other than for a few people using an extreme nutritional plan for a therapeutic result.  The ingredient list for this breakfast is at the bottom of this page.)


The winner & final leaderboard

  • 1. Sarah Siese – 15 ingredients
  • 2. Jamie Gorman – 9 ingredients
  • 3. Alex Daly – 7 ingredients
  • 4. Jennie Lindfield -6 ingredients
  • 5= Louise Duffy – 5 ingredients
  • 5= Annalisa Di Bella – 5 ingredients
  • 7. Emma Daglish Suter – 4 ingredients

So congratulations to Sarah who wins a free entry to one on my forthcoming talks.

Thank you to everyone who took part. You might find some learning points from the comments and replies on the original Facebook post.


Ingredient list of my vegan ketogenic holiday breakfast

All ingredients were raw unless stated.

  1. Broccoli florets
  2. Broccoli stalk (steamed)
  3. Cauliflower florets
  4. Cauliflower greens & stalk (steamed)
  5. Carrot
  6. Red pepper
  7. Red cabbage
  8. Olives
  9. Extra virgin olive oil
  10. Almonds
  11. Walnuts
  12. Sunflower seeds
  13. Chia seeds
  14. Flaxseeds
  15. Brazil nuts
  16. Hemp seeds
  17. Pumpkin seeds
  18. Garlic
  19. Grated root ginger
  20. Ground black pepper
  21. Red onion (gently fried)
  22. Mushroomos (gently fried)
  23. Tomatoes (gently fried)

(Being in Ibiza I couldn’t do some of the things that I would normally do

  • use turmeric (copiously)
  • soak the nuts & seeds.)

Even if you got to half this number of ingredients and a similar volume of food (circa 600 calories) just think what you will have achieved in your first meal of the day, versus the UK nutritional guidelines for

  • numbers of portions of fruit and vegetables
  • dietary fibre

I think you will have found that you had smashed your targets with a further two meals to spare!

And to finish off….

Here is a picture of my ‘normal’ daily breakfast; a raw vegetable smoothie.  There are other foods I consume at breakfast too.  There are also important considerations about the best ways to eat breakfast.  All these topics and recipes will feature in future posts.


Want to learn more about how to decide what is the right nutrition programme for you? Come to one of my events.





Please do let me know your thoughts I will get back to you. Thanks.