Wednesday, August 14, 2013

So... Warp Drive?

Ummm... where the bleep-blop-bloop has 2013 gone? 

Seriously, who hit the fast-forward button, and why won't they let off it already! This year has been in warp speed! My bad on going AWOL there, but hey, who of you out there have had to shift your to-do list around to combat this manic speed the world seems hell bent at spinning at? I know I am not alone.

I am fairly certain I look like this dude at Yahoo half the time. Time is going WAY too fast! (Image on Creative Commons of Flickr by Yahoo)
So here's a few things that have happened in my world since I wrote to you last....(Just so you feel in the loop)

  • Catering has taken off! Yay work!
  • Manfriend was in a horrible motorcycle accident that left him with not one, but TWO broken arms. <-Yes this was a true test of love, and I'm fairly certain I passed. (Ps, he is healed up and rockin' physical therapy like a champion. which is reason #34,990,081 I love him.)
  • The dogs and the cat are still the cutest black fur balls you've ever laid eyes on.
  • We moved to Downtown LA. Yeah, we're kinda trendy.
  • I am a master of IKEA assembly. 
  • I have decided to start running again. Perhaps I will train for a half marathon, who knows. 
Whew, there was a quick look at this insane 2013, now, let's talk foodie. 

The other day on Facebook I promised folks a healthy, yummy, filling breakfast recipe idea. Well I have stolen the most wonderful breakfast idea from my mom, and I can't stop eating it. And now I think it's only fair that everyone knows the joy that I feel every morning. Now, the below pictures are from my iPhone, apologies but I cannot find my nice camera in the clutter of us trying to literally reorganize every last area of this loft we now live in. Deal with it. Also, I do not have a complete picture as it is night, and breakfast is in the morning. I will require you to use your imagination and then tomorrow I will post a complete pic on Facebook (so make sure you follow me!). 

Mom's Healthy Delight Breakfast Bowl
Serves 2 and is vegan, gluten-free and perfect 

2 cups almond milk
2 bananas
1 tbsp molasses

Ingredients for each bowl:
3 tbsp buckwheat groat (don't be fooled by the name, it's legit GF)
2 tbsp chia seed
2 tbsp gluten free rolled oats (don't be fooled, they MUST be labeled GF on the packaging)

Topping Ideas: walnuts, blueberries, strawberries, more banana, pecans, your fave fruit

All right, the night before you would like to eat a Mom's Healthy Delight Breakfast Bowl you will need to take 10 minutes to throw the bananas, almond milk, and molasses into your blender. Blend it up till it makes a night think liquid. Then pour into 2 bowls (for you and your lucky friend). Then in each bowl add the buckwheat groats, chia seeds, and gluten free rolled oats. 

Stir this all together, then cover with plastic wrap, and then place in the fridge over night. In the morning, wake up, top your bowl with anything healthy and yummy you desire (ideas listed above). Then devour! 

You will be SO surprised how well this bowl curbs hunger cravings. I find that I don't get hungry till 2pm in the afternoon! I'm not saying skip lunch, I'm just saying how awesome is this healthy delicious breakfast!

Women, take note of your calcium! 

As we age calcium is slowly leeching from our bones (sad but true), and it is our job to make sure we are always getting enough each day to combat osteoporosis. This bowl packs a MIGHTY calcium punch. Molasses is one of the best sources of calcium out there. Almond milk has way more calcium than regular milk. And the other ingredients give you a massive boost of nutrients. Think healthy, and eat wonderfully! 

Ps... Whole Foods calls Buckwheat one of the healthiest foods in the world!! Click here to learn more