One week of Ramadhan is over and done! I hope many of you spent your Ramadhan well, eating healthily and of course, not forgetting your sachet of Selene during Suhoor after your pre-dawn meal. So this means that it is about 3 more weeks until Raya! I hope many of you are as excited as I am. Raya is all about celebrating with our family, rocking our #OOTDs on Instagram and of course, indulging ourselves in the most amazing food. Yums.
If you think you’re too late to lose weight and worry that you won’t be confident in your outfit during Raya, think again. In my opinion, Suhoor is important time to nourish ourselves before we start our fast. Plus, you need to drink few glasses of water to keep yourself hydrated too. But eating the wrong thing will only make you feel like crap the whole day. It’s important that you have enough energy to survive the day right?
So here are some EASY-PEASY healthy foods or drinks that you should eat during Suhoor:
#1 Overnight Oats with Banana and Dark Chocolate Chips
I used to hate oatmeal but what changed my mind was when I tried overnight oats. Oatmeal is one of the healthiest foods out there. Btw, I’m not talking about those instant oats – these are usually packed with sugar and are not healthy. I’m talking about rolled oats. Oats contains fibre, antioxidants, helps lowers cholesterol, keeps you full longer, helps you lose weight and are packed with vitamins and minerals. Definitely a dish you should be eating for your pre-dawn meal!
- 1 Cup of rolled oats
- 2 Cups of milk or soymilk or chocolate milk
- Half of a banana
- 1 Large spoon of honey
- 1 Large spoon of dark chocolate chip
Put all of this in a jar, give it a mix and put it right in the fridge. Add abit more of dark chocolate chips and the other half of a banana before serving!
#2 Banana Smoothie
How many times have you had your smoothie right before your meals and you found yourself eating less than usual or you just can’t eat at all because you’re just too full from drinking the smoothie? Many times right?
This is why Smoothies are one of the best things to drink during Suhoor because it’s healthy and filling. It’s so simple to make and are highly nutritious too! And you actually don’t need ice for this!
- 2 Medium sized frozen bananas (keep these in the freezer the day before)
- 1 Large spoon of yoghurt (try with strawberry yoghurt!)
- 2 Cups of milk or soymilk
- 1 Large spoon of rolled oats
- (Add in honey to sweeten it you want)
#3 Prophetic Drink
Many of us have heard of infused water with fruits to detox right? It’s all over the Internet and I honestly can’t keep up with the recipes. But have you heard of water infused with dates? It’s also known as a Prophetic drink since it is said that Prophet Muhammad himself (PBUH) drink it during his time. Dates itself are packed with nutrients and this drink is said to help give you energy during the day especially when you’re fasting.
- 7-9 Dates (preferably Ajwa dates if you have them)
Leave it for day and not more than that because it will start to ferment. I recommend that you prepare this drink after you break your fast or before you sleep and leave it in the fridge for you to drink during Suhoor. Remember to eat the bits of dates left behind from the drink!
#4 Hydrating Fruits And Vegetables
Fruits – not only are they healthy, packed with fibre and low in calories, they contain many nutrients and minerals that your body needs especially during this time of the year. Many fruits and vegetables out there have high water content.
So what are the best fruits for you to have during Suhoor?
- Watermelon – 91% water content, low in fat, packed with vitamins and minerals such as Vitamin C, Vitamin A and Potassium. Plus, are very low in calories.
- Cantaloupe – 90% water content, low in fat, packed with vitamins and minerals such as Vitamin K, Calcium, and Magnesium and are high in Potassium.
- Cucumber – 96% water content, low in calories and has 0 grams of fats. It contains antioxidants. They are packed with vitamins and minerals such as Vitamin K, Vitamin C and Manganese. It is recommended to eat them unpeeled.
Eating eggs can keep you full longer. Why? As mentioned many times in many of our previous blogs, eggs are packed with protein and high-protein food will keep you full longer throughout the day especially during the fasting month. Protein is definitely essential during Suhoor. If you eat high-carb foods during Suhoor, you’ll most likely feel tired and are most likely to feel hungry faster during the day since carbs are digested faster compared to protein. So, if you don’t want boiled eggs with salad, there are 2 other ways you can cook your eggs for your pre-dawn meal.
#1 Omelette with Veggies
- 2 Eggs
- Salt and Pepper
Mix all of these together and fry it on the pan with Olive Oil.
#2 Eggs On toast
- 2 Eggs
- 2 Wholemeal bread slices
- Optional: Avocados
- Salt and Pepper
Fry (with a little amount of Olive Oil) eggs sunny side up. Add salt and pepper to taste. Toast your wholemeal bread slices. Place eggs on top of each toast. If you have avocados, slice them up thinly and place it on your toast before placing the eggs. This is optional but drizzle olive oil or sesame oil on top of your toast and you are ready for your pre-dawn meal!
These are the easiest recipes for you to do for Suhoor. It takes less than 30 minutes to prepare these foods. Keeping it simple during Suhoor is what we all need. And don’t forget it needs to be nutritious too so you can go on and not worry about hunger during the day.
Remember: This is the most important part – don’t forget to consume a sachet of Selene right after having your pre-dawn meal. It’s so easy. All you need to do is mix it with water and you’re good to go! Consuming Selene at this time of the year is just perfect. Not only you are sure that your appetite and cravings are in your control but it also helps give you energy throughout the day and don’t forget that it will help burn those stubborn fats within your arms, legs and tummy so you’ll look absolutely perfect in your Raya outfit!
Our sale is still ongoing and we have limited stocks left! So if you haven’t gotten your Selene yet, trust me when I say that this is the best time to get it. Remember, Raya is right around the corner.