DATES:

The best form of suhoor is dates as understood from the following hadith of the Prophet (saws), “How excellent are dates as the believer’s suhoor.” [(Sahih) Abu Dawood (2/303)]

Yogurt:

Yogurt is simply the best for breastfeeding mums. It is a great source of protein! Protein is important because it gives your body the energy it needs during fasting. It’s not a secret, eating yogurt for suhoor is the best way to beat thirst the next day.

Fresh Fruit:

Prepare a fruit salad and refrigerate the night before to save time and energy.

Boiled Eggs:

Eggs are a great source of protein and omega 3 fatty acids.

Oatmeal:

Oats are the most commonly used food to increase milk supply. It is one of the most nutritious foods and contains proteins, vitamins, minerals, and trace elements. It can be eaten cold or warm. Stir in dried fruits, nuts and butter for a boost of nutrients. Oats can also be prepared in advance as granola or breakfast bars for suhoor.

Hummus:

Chickpeas are known to increase milk supply. Also, the sesame seed butter or tahini is a strong sourced calcium. For an extra boost of nutrients and to your milk supply, add extra raw or roasted garlic.

Raw Almonds:

Nuts are great for suhoor because they require no preparation. Macadamia nuts and cashews are also known to support milk supply.

Water:

We know this isn’t a food but it is important that you hydrate yourself when fasting. Avoid filling your stomach with water at suhoor. Instead, be conscious of your fluid intake starting at Maghrib and moderately drink throughout the night.

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