Loves, it’s been a rough couple days.
I’ve been battling the typical January cold that seems to affect everyone and I just can’t seem to kick it. I bring the majority of this on myself since I rarely slow down and try to always accomplish too much at once. So the lack of rest hasn’t done my body any good. I’ve been trying to make a more conscious approach to slow down in simple, small ways that hopefully will build into a more significant impact over time. Two simple exercises are sitting down for meals and shutting off electronics while eating. This can be extremely beneficial when eating with loved ones but also just as beneficial when eating alone. Why not give yourself a mental break? We’re so consumed with our phones, tablets, and computers that for the majority of us, during our awake hours, we’re spending more time staring at a screen than not.
One of my favorite meals to invest time in cooking and sitting down to enjoy is breakfast. If we’re buddies on Instagram then you already know my obsession with oats and recently larger obsession with warm oats. I love pretty much anything I can whip up in under 5 minutes really! I actually find it humorous too that after moving to California I’ve become more into warm breakfast dishes. You’d think the eight years I spent through South Dakota winters would have sparked this love…. but I digress.
If you’re currently dealing with the Polar Vortex, actually even if you’re not, I highly encourage you to try out this super simple dish on the next morning you have 5 minutes to spare.
- 1/2 cup Rolled Oats
- 2/3 cup Almond Milk (of your choice of milk)
- Brown Sugar
- 1 Banana
- 1/4 cup blueberries
- Optional toppings:
- Chia/Flax seeds
- Coconut Flakes
- Really anything your heart desires
- Smash half a ripe banana in the bottom of a bowl.
- Add oats, almond milk, a dash of cinnamon, and a dash of brown sugar into the bowl.
- Cut in the microwave for 1 minute.
- Stir in remaining slices of the banana, blueberries, and any other toppings.