As a nutritionist, I’m often asked for my opinion on breakfast options. There aren’t many quick options available for those who follow a wholefood, high-fat approach. So when I was offered a chance to try Kaya Breakfast Mix, I jumped on board.
I’ll break this down into two sections: my opinion as a potential consumer, and as a health & nutrition expert.
Kaya Breakfast Mix: As A Consumer
The diet approach I have is one that is focused on good fats and lower carbohydrates. This is just what works for my body! So Kaya Breakfast Mix is a great option for me.
The mix is colourful, thanks to the ingredients used. This is super important to me – I’m very visual with my food, so it has to look appealing as well as taste good.
As a low-carbohydrate mix, it’s obviously not going to taste super-sweet. But it is full of texture and crunch. And if you’re used to a lower-sugar diet, you can taste the subtle sweetness in the coconut flakes = yum! If you’re more of a sweet tooth, you can add some fresh berries to sweeten naturally without adding a lot of sugar.
I would recommend that you add more milk than what you think you need. As there are heaps of chia seeds and flaxseeds, the milk is absorbed quickly. If you can, add a normal amount of milk, leave it for a few minutes, then add some more.
Kaya Breakfast Mix: As A Nutritionist
The ingredients are all wholefoods that are nutritious and delicious! Kaya Breakfast Mix contains:
- Almond flakes
- Chia seeds
- Pumpkin seeds
- Flax seeds
- Sunflower seeds
- Shredded coconut
These ingredients are FULL of goodness! There’s plenty of antioxidants, anti-inflammatory compounds, vitamins, minerals and omega-3 fatty acids. The blend also includes a good serve of the 3 nutrients I recommend to keep you satiated: protein, fibre and fats.
Kaya recommends a serving size of 30-40g, as it is quite a filling mix. So per 35g of the mix, you would be getting around:
- 15g of fat (and healthy, filling fats at that!)
- 6g of fibre
- 7g of protein
- Less than 0.2g of sugar
- Only 1.5g of net carbs (carbs minus fibre)
Then you would get additional nutrients from the milk or yoghurt you add, depending on your preference.
I used Australia’s Own Organic Coconut Milk, as I love how simple and unrefined it is compared to most coconut milk options. Almond and oat milk are other delicious options for non-dairy milk.
So if you are following a:
- Paleo diet
- Primal diet
- Ketogenic/low carb diet
- High fibre diet
- Vegetarian diet
- Vegan diet
– then Kaya Breakfast Mix might be a blend to add to your brekkie options.
Want to get your hands on your own Kaya Breakfast Mix?
Pop over to their website, and give it a try yourself!