Saturdays call for new breakfast recipes!

Saturday’s are for smiles, sleeping in and simply great food!

I love to take my time on Saturday mornings and enjoy some slow and stress-free time (usually).
This morning after waking up and taking my pup for a nice little walk around the neighbourhood, I decided to take a crack at a new breakfast recipe!
Not going to lie, I have quite the sweet tooth and most often crave CARBS in the morning, so naturally I would choose a recipe that satisfied this need. Of course my breakfast choice is always still made sure to be a healthy one too! After all that is the most important factor!

looks delish!
looks delish!

So, today’s breakfast menu was:

Peanut butter & banana oatmeal, topped with walnuts, cranberries and cinnamon

SOOOO delicious! And so easy. It’s literally made with just those ingredients plopped all into a bowl and mixed up. But here’s exactly the method that I followed:

Ingredients:

2 Tbsp PB2 powder (But of course you can use natural peanut butter as well)
1/2 banana
1/2 cup plain oats
1/3 cup of plain vanilla yogurt (to make everything mix together better)
1 Tbsp cranberries
2 Tbsp walnuts
dash of cinnamon (I like to use this ingredient LIBERALLY, and it’s amazing for your health!)

Directions:

– Lay out all the ingredients needed
– Put half of your yogurt on the bottom, then 1/4 oats, 1/4 banana, 1 Tbsp PB2 into your bowl
– Put a second layer of the remaining amount of your ingredients in the same order – yogurt, 1/4 cup oats, 1/4 banana, 1 Tbsp PB2
– Mix it all up nice a good
– Top off the bowl with your walnuts, cranberries and cinnamon
– DIG IN and ENJOY 🙂

Tell me what you think of the recipe if you give it a try!

It’s especially a good breakfast for when you’re planning on hitting the road for a run later on or going to the gym because it’s giving your body those healthy carbohydrates it needs to energize yourself through the activity. I find that eating something like this beforehand makes a huge difference because it’s a lot more easily digestible compared to having a high protein breakfast (less cramps and indigestion!)

Food, the fuel of life.

food fuel

Food is the fuel of life!

Food, food, food. I love food! I love to go to the market and buy it, to cook it, to eat it, to share it with others and bring to special occasions. Food brings happiness into our lives and we need to focus on the positivity it brings to our selves and to others, rather than seeing it as a dreaded enemy which we must constantly monitor and control.
The food we consume over a day, a week, a month, creates and shapes the experiences that we will have during this time. By this I mean that you can choose to eat healthily and be full of energy, happiness and clear thoughts, or you could choose to eat processed, unnatural, chemically enhanced foods that do the complete opposite. These foods make you feel sad, sluggish and lazy. It takes many people a long time to learn and truly understand this food-body-mind connection, but it makes sense! If you eat garbage, you will feel like garbage. If you eat good healthy food, you will be fully of great energy.

Overall, food is the fuel of your life. And it is up to YOU to decide whether your nutrition is worth your attention and time. If you want to feel better, it will naturally become a priority. In my opinion, nutrition is an essential asset of health, and my health is everything to me. I remember in my highschool days, back when I would constantly grab the easiest meal, whether it be from McDonald’s or Wendy’s, or making a big ol’ box of KD with my friends. Afterwards I would feel soooo crummy. I got gassy, bloating, I had horrible acne and had terrible sleeps. It wasn’t until I altered my eating habits for the better and chose fresh fruits, vegetables and lean proteins that I noticed these problems go away. Now, I understand that I create the way I experience life based on my nutrition and how I choose to fuel my body. It transformed my life.

No matter where you are starting from on this continuing journey, the most important thing that you can do for yourself is to give your body the fuel it needs to feel good. And when you’re hungry, LISTEN to your hunger! But listen to it in a HEALTHY way!