TGIF to you! Do you have any weekend plans? I don’t have anything exciting going on, maybe spending some time in the kitchen. I really want to create a good asparagus soup. Even though winter is gone, we are still having chilly, rainy & windy weather — the type of weather that screams out for soup! Also on my to-do list is to make savory sweet potato crepes. I have a recipe that I’ve been wanting to try out, so perhaps I’ll try those for Sunday and let you know how things go.
For today, though, I am going to share with you my latest love. Breakfast is one of the most important meals of the day. You’ve heard it a million times, but it’s true. Whether you rise early to exercise in the morning or drag yourself out of bed and roll bleary-eyed into work, we should all eat a healthy breakfast. I’ve been known to eat everything from green smoothies to salad and even stir-fry for the first meal of the day. Right now, though, my favorite thing to get me going is raw oats with fruit. Earlier this week I had a tropical fruit salad left over from Alex’s party so I put a few scoops in a bowl, added some old fashioned oats & unsweetened coconut. I closed my eyes and dreamed I was on a tropical island (but when I opened them, I was still at work). I think my all-time favorite topping for my raw oats, though, is diced apple.
You can click here for the yummy recipe for what I’m calling Raw Apple Oat Breakfast. Not a very creative name, is it? Oatmeal is such a wonderful grain. Eaten in its whole form, it has incredible satiety — meaning it keeps you full for a long time. It is a complex carbohydrate and has a good amount of protein. Mixed with nuts and seeds (flax), it makes for a perfect plant-based breakfast.
Doug and I are about to complete our first week of 20 without Alex. When I think of it in those count-down terms, it doesn’t sound all that bad. He had quite an adventure getting to Basic Training. I will share that story next week. Until Monday, have a great weekend & make it healthy!