Happy Monday morning! I hope you all had a fantastic weekend. Mine was the perfect balance of relaxing and getting things accomplished.
As much as I love oatmeal (especially chocolate), I’ve been getting bored with the same breakfasts. Friday morning I tried a single serving of Angela’s buckwheat porridge, soaking 1/4 cup of buckwheat groats overnight…
The next morning, I pureed the buckwheat with some chia seeds (1.5 tsp), almond milk (3 Tbsp), orange juice (2 Tbsp, but pineapple would have been better), coconut flakes (1 Tbsp + 1 tsp for topping), and stevia. Topped with some sliced bananas for a “tropical” breakfast.
The flavor was good, but I wasn’t crazy about the texture. Anyone else like cold buckwheat for breakfast? Suggestions?
Saturday morning’s workout called for a filling, warm egg sandwich once I got home.
Sandwich thin, 1 egg + 1 egg white, 2 slices 2% American cheese, and 2 cups spinach, sautéed. Delicious.
I split the batch with my husband so I was hungry a few hours later, so I made a smoothie. Smoothies were my go-to breakfast all summer last year, and I’m happy the warm weather is slowly coming back – they’re filling and versatile.
In the big bullet cup: 2 cups spinach, 1 cup almond milk, 6 strawberries, 1/4 cup cottage cheese, stevia, 1 tsp nutritional yeast.
This morning I wanted cold oats but hadn’t planned ahead last night – enter “faux”-vernight oats.
Inspired by my carrot cake breakfast cookie.
Faux-vernight Oats (Carrot cake version)
Prep Time: 4 min
Cook Time: 1 min (+ additional cooling time)
Ingredients (serves 1)
- 1 small carrot, shredded
- 1/3 cup oats
- 3 Tbsp water or almond milk
- 1 Tbsp raisins
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/8 tsp nutmeg
- pinch salt
- 1 tsp maple syrup
- 1/3 cup greek yogurt
Microwave shredded carrot, oats, and water for about 1 minute (until water is absorbed and carrots are soft).
If desired, let cool slightly.
Add remaining ingredients and stir well to combine.
Approximate nutrition: 240 calories, 4 grams fat, 13 grams protein
The same texture and refreshing cool temperature as overnight oats without the 8 hour wait!
What’s your breakfast routine been like lately?