Where to Begin? I guess Breakfast makes sense!
Not this morning’s breakfast though….that was eggs with veggies made by my Mom (Thanks Mom!), but yesterday’s breakfast.
Doesn’t look like anything special, I know!
But it is a wonderfully tasty, hearty, and filling way to start the day, so well worth sharing.
I was intrigued when I discovered this recipe in the Wheat Belly book. By the way, has anyone read it? Thoughts?
I love a warm breakfast on a chilly morning, so I thought I would give this a try. I was happy that this easy and quick combination of flaxseed and coconut tasted so good…especially when covered in fresh blackberries.
After breakfast, I made an early trip to the track. I forgot my running shoes in the car, and had to trek back out to get them.
Brrr…it was crazy COLD!
I warmed up quickly though once I started my run. The plan…60 second speed/recovery intervals.
However, about 15 minutes in, I saw someone I recognized on the track. My friend/coworker was a few paces ahead of me. I was excited to catch up to her and abandon my speed work. It was great to chat and enjoy some company for the rest of my run.
Thursday was a long day at the office, but I was excited for dinner plans with a few of my friends that night. We laughed the entire time, and I am so lucky to have such amazing girl friends in my life. Afterwards, I went back to my parents, where I spent the night…hence this morning’s fantastic breakfast. I unplugged for the day, which was lovely, but I have a lot of catching up to do this weekend.
But, I’m not going to start that tonight. I didn’t get home until 8:15pm, which is insane. After another long day at work, I swung by Whole Foods for dinner, groceries, and I just couldn’t pass up this bottle of wine. One big glass later, I am exhausted, ready for bed, and making plans for tomorrow’s big adventure.
Details to come…
How was your week?
What are you doing this weekend?
Hot Coconut Flaxseed Cereal
1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
1/2 cup ground flaxseeds
1/4 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 cup chopped walnuts, walnut halves or raw hulled sunflower seeds (optional)
1/4 cup sliced strawberries, blueberries or other berries (optional)
Combine the milk, ground flaxseeds, coconut flakes and walnuts or sunflower seeds in a microwaveable bowl and microwave for 1 minute. Serve topped with a sprinkle of cinnamon and a few berries if desired.
Note: I added my cinnamon before microwaving. I would recommend topping with nut butters, more coconut, and fresh fruit.