Hello! I’m checking in this morning while munching on a post-workout snack (PB toast) after a sweaty 4:30 am workout. I actually tried this new HIIT Cardio Workout from Fitness Blender and liked it a lot. It’s a similar format as some of my other favorites, but with some new-to-me moves and less rest time. Always good to change it up.
Speaking of changing it up, one of my favorite things to do lately is sloooow down in the morning and enjoy breakfast at home with Vera. Typically I nurse her and get her ready for the day, with some playtime thrown in, and then we’re out the door. She gets her real breakfast with her caregiver for the day.
Once or twice a week, though, I’ve started to feed her breakfast here myself. It’s either on a rest day from working out or on a day I workout early at home. Yesterday we had a great morning together, so I thought I’d share our breakfasts.
Mine: overnight oats.
My go-to recipe lately (for one serving):
- 1/3 cup oats
- Scoop of peanut butter
- Scoop of coconut milk yogurt
- Splash of almond milk
- 1 banana
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- 1 tbsp flax seed
- 1 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
- sprinkle of cinnamon
- splash of vanilla
I make 3-4 servings at once so they are ready and waiting for me in the fridge in the mornings. I love how it’s prepared in advance, easy to transport on the days I have breakfast at work, and satisfying.
Served with a cup (OK, two) of half-calf Heinen’s coffee. I prefer to drink my coffee scalding hot – anyone else?
Veras’s: 1/2 blueberry-cinnamon (dairy-free) Belgian-sized waffle (whole wheat and dairy free) with peanut butter for dipping; Ruby Rockets blueberry non-dairy yogurt stirred with a generous spoonful of coconut milk yogurt
I use this recipe for the waffles (using oil and almond milk), and added blueberries and cinnamon.
Hope you have a great Thursday!