Feeling exhausted during Ramadan? Here’s the top 10 food that you should be eating during suhoor to increase your energy levels throughout the day. And don’t forget to make sure you’re getting enough water in during suhoor to stay hydrated!
Banana, almond butter, and chia seeds according to this Buzzfeed article
This is good for those of you who wake up late, but with just enough time to toast something. It’s high in protein, and will keep you full if you make a few of them.
Poached eggs and whole grain toast
This is perfect for anyone who wants something with protein, and it will keep you energized throughout the day.
Fruit smoothie or a date milkshake
For a quick version of this, use frozen berries, milk, and sugar or honey depending on your preference. Add in a banana and some chia seeds. For the date milk shake, use 4 medjool dates, 2 frozen bananas, 1 cup milk (recipe suggests using almond milk but you can use whatever you have) , 3 to 4 ice cubes, (optional suggestions: peanut butter, cinnamon, or chocolate chips), and blend until smooth. Pour into glasses, and voila!
Chicken, meat, or fish with rice (you can substitute this with quinoa if you want a healthier alternative)
High in protein and guaranteed to keep you going throughout the day.
Haleem and naan
If you like eating haleem at suhoor, this is good because it is also high in protein.
Baked beans and whole grain toast with an egg
This is like having a mini English breakfast at suhoor time that’s high in fiber and protein.
Oatmeal with fruits
This should keep you going throughout your day.
Three bean salad
This is also high in protein and fiber. It’s a healthy alternative to something sugary and nutritionally devoid like most boxed cereals, and is something that will keep you energized.
Rice and curry
If you’re desi, this is probably something you’re eating anyway, or your parents are eating this. It is good for the protein, and you can substitute the rice with quinoa or cauliflower for a healthier alternative. Make a salad the night before, and you have something that will be filling for the rest of the day.
Scrambled eggs with hot sauce, mushrooms, tomatoes, feta cheese, and spinach in a whole wheat burrito
For those of you that enjoy eating breakfast at suhoor, but want something that is more of a sandwich, this is for you!
Overall, I hope this gave you some suggestions, and if you try any of these recipes, tag @muslimgirl on Instagram with the #muslimgirlsuhoor! We would love to see you recreate these.