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Growing up I’ve always been into sports and fitness, I guess you could call me a tom boy. I rather climb trees and play sports then play with barbies. I grew up playing soccer, took ten years of karate, volleyball.. fast forward to adult years I’m into body building, powerlifting, and now olympic lifting and CrossFit. How do I have the time? I make time to take care of myself. I find that working out is a huge stress reliever for me! My life is pretty hectic right now with trying to close on a house, packing, purging, taking care of the boys–all while my husband is away. Even if it’s 30 minutes a day, it is enough! It is important to make time and take care of yourself.
I just wanted to share with you today what I like to eat for breakfast. I’m on the go a lot so it’s very important that I eat something filling to keep me full until lunch!
Very simple to make and very filling! I had an intense workout yesterday and I decided I needed a bowl of oats for recovery. I like to use quick oats because it cooks a lot faster then old fashioned oats. Quick oats generally cook in 1 1/2 to 2 minutes whereas old fashioned oats can take up to 3 minutes or longer in the microwave. I’ve even cooked them on the stove!
Quick oats, any brand will do
Milk of choice, I used almond milk
Pumpkin pie spice [told you I loved pumpkin]
Your favorite toppings: fruit, nuts, chia seeds, etc.
Mix oats, milk, and seasonings. Microwave for about 1 1/2 to 2 minutes, stir. Then top with your favorite toppings! I used chopped bananas, chia seeds, and a McCormick Breakfast Topper for my oats yesterday. I also like to make scrambled egg whites or sunny side up eggs to add protein!
2. Acai bowl
Another simple dish! You can buy powder form of acai but I find that the frozen packs are a lot easier to use. With the powder I had to put so much into the smoothie to get it the right consistency. The frozen puree pack I just added milk of my choice and a fruit. Easy!
1 frozen puree pack
1/4 cup almond milk
Your favorite toppings: coconut flakes, fruit, chia seeds, nuts, etc.
Blend the frozen puree, banana, and milk together until smooth consistency. Pour into a bowl and top it off with some delicious toppings! In my photo I have coconut flakes, chia seeds, blackberries, and the other half of the banana. I also make a side of scrambled egg whites to add protein.
As you can see my Dyrk1a Warrior enjoys it too! I need to start hiding in the kitchen, he’s a smoothie bowl bandit!