Breakfast like a Queen

My breakfast used to consist of an iced mocha & if I was lucky, a poppyseed muffin. Yah, it was bad. I soon realized that starting my day with milk, sugar, and carbs guaranteed an early afternoon crash & other ugly side effects.

My excuse was that I didn’t have time to prepare a healthy breakfast before work. Well I’m calling BS on myself and any of you who make the same excuse. Overnight oats have changed my mornings and I hope they do the same for you. They are quick, easy, nutritious, and delicious. You know what they say: Eat breakfast like a queen, lunch like a princess, and dinner like a pauper.

What you’ll need:

  • 1/3 cup regular oats
  • 1 cup almond milk | and more if needed |
  • 1-2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 1 ripe banana, peeled and smashed
  • 1-2 teaspoons of cinnamon

Add all of the ingredients listed above to a mason jar and mix it together. I usually prepare my oats before bed. Oats will really soak up the flavors of the fruit and spices you add to them, so have fun with it. Once you’re done adding your ingredients just stick it in the fridge.

You can certainly substitute the almond milk for regular milk.. I just prefer to avoid dairy as much as possible. Sometimes if I only have a banana on hand I’ll add a little bit of vanilla extract to my oats to give them a little oomph. The options are endless.

The next morning I put my oats in a big ole’ bowl and top it with more fresh fruit and some extra almond milk. I’ll add a handful of almonds if I don’t quite feel full and off to work I go. Enjoy your morning beautiful!

Overnight Oats Fact: According to Japanese Scientific Research, full ripe bananas with dark patches on yellow skin produces a substance called TNF (Tumor Necrosis Factor) which has the ability to combat abnormal cells. The darker patches it has the higher it’s immunity enhancement quality; Hence, the riper the banana the better the anti-cancer quality.

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All Good Things Come To An End

Alright.. I killed our fish. Blackie Chan was really sweet while he was with us. Unfortunately we went out of town & I forgot to hire a babysitter. Everyone keeps saying, “I’m not surprised” and “Andy thinks it’s a good idea to get you a kitten?” I told Alexis that was like comparing apples & oranges. She didn’t understand that so I explained to her that you can’t compare two very different things. A kitty will be like meow meow mommy feed me but a fish will be like bubble bubble float. not the same. Andy said he’s glad I think it’s so comical… Dad’s still taking it pretty hard.

Needless to say I think that the kitten would have killed him eventually. I’m not a cold hearted bitch, I just couldn’t handle gagging while I cleaned his bowl every other day. All good things come to an end.

Rest in peace homie

You Are What You Eat

Isn’t that kind of scary? What you put into your body directly effects your life, but somehow we all choose to ignore this fact & carry on with our awful diets. So, with that said, I’m on a healthy-food kick. All I want is greek yogurt, fruit, & glasses full of Odwalla ‘Super Food’. I didn’t used to like the ‘Plain’ yogurt but now I crave it all the time. It’s so yummy in smoothies, by itself, or with some fruit/agave nectar on top. I’m trying really hard to eat things that give me energy instead of making me feel like a damn sloth. So I’m saying goodbye to multiple cups of coffee for breakfast, fried pickles for lunch, & whatever other nonsense I stumble upon for dinner. I’ve gotten rid of all of the candy I usually keep at my desk at work & resisted my temptation to buy anymore. Fundip is really such an awful addiction. Anyway, I have to get back to my work… I hope you’re all having a delicious, healthy, kick-ass Monday!! Ciao, xoxo