Miam-ô-Fruits: The best way to start your day!

Article published on March 25, 2016
Article published on March 25, 2016

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8am, my smartphone vibrates, my eyes are swollen, my skin is creased. What is the point of getting up? My motivation: two tablespoons of rapeseed oil, half a banana, a little lemon juice, flaxseed, sesame seeds, nuts and a handful of fruit. The Power-Mixture will set me up for the stressful day ahead.

Bread, butter, marmalade, coffee and milk are regulars on our breakfast table. But there is also something a little more original and healthy: the ‘Miam-ô-Fruits’. It is the dietitian France Guillain who is behind this Power Breakfast - which, according to legend, is what the former professional footballer Zinédine Zidane starts his day with. 

France Guillain regularly sails around the world with her five children. And on board, true adventurers need nutritious food in order to stay energised. Processed goods such as Munchbunch yoghurts, Dairy Milk chocolate and sandwich loaf are best avoided.              For several years France worked meticulously on ‘Miam-ô-Fruits’ – until the formula was perfect. ‘The France Guillain Method: lived a balanced life!” is a Bestseller. France Guillain promises readers that 'Miam-ô-Fruits’ will leave them feeling satisfied for up to seven hours... Say goodbye to cravings!


• 1/2 Banana

• 1/2 Lemon – freshly squeezed

• 2 Tablespoon rapeseed oil

• 3  fruits - in season (Avoid citrus fruits and dried fruit). 

• 1 tablespoon oil-containing nuts or seeds (Almonds, pestachios, hazlenuts, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds)

• 1 tablespoon sesame seeds

• 1 tablespoon flaxseed


Mash the banana with a fork, grind the seeds and the nuts, mix it with the lemon juice and the oil until you have an even consistency. Then separate the three different varieties of fruit into three small portions (an apple, a kiwi and a mango for example) and add them to the mix. Your luxury breakfast is ready.


No more excuses

A sip of coffee and a burnt piece of toast almost guarantees a rumbling stomach and a bad mood. Why not take some time to enjoy breakfast... Your smartphone needs time to recharge so what makes you think that you don't need to 'recharge' too.

The ‘Miam-O-Fruits’ covers the daily recommended intake of fruit. It doesn’t contain animal proteins, gluten or lactose, and is rich in Omega 3 fatty acids and antioxidants.

I decided to try it for myself. At first, the substantial amount of chopping involved in the preparation process was a little annoying, but it works. I am more alert and attentive.

So, here is some retro music to motivate you to start chopping. Get going!