Friday...gosh I need this week to be over. I'm not used to this much running around on weeknights. Not to mention the fact that I haven't actually caught up on any sleep from staying out so late on Saturday. Jay had a band concert last night and honestly, it's starting to weird me out a bit that time is going by so fast. He will be in 8th grade next year. Where has the time gone? Anyway, tonight we have Max's play, which I'm excited to see. He loves acting and singing, but he's still a little on the shy side. As long as he's having fun, I think this is a good thing for him to start with.
This morning started out with a nice workout. I got up at the usual 6am, did some kickboxing and then pilates. It felt great. I'm keeping things positive lately. We have so much going on that I can let things bring me down pretty quickly. I'm really working on letting things go. I think I'm doing pretty well with it. Besides, focusing on the not so good stuff really can bring you down too.
Speaking of good stuff, let's talk about this treat! I saw Ashley
post a quinoa masterpiece
the other day and it sent me straight to my fridge to scavenge for things I could throw in one of my own.
Spring is here, so strawberries and zucchini have found their way into my fridge. I'm still using up the last apples I bought, so this batch is the last I will buy until fall. I can't believe I just typed that...UGH, I love you apples!
Anyway, so this was so perfectly filling and refreshing. I'm definitely doing more of this during the warmer months. I love how fresh everything tasted!
The coconut cream
with the bananas was such an over the top incredible flavor. I loved the texture of the quinoa with this too. A little crunchy, with a little sweet, with a little tart all with a little creamy...best breakfast I've have in a long time! This is why I'm doing the seasonal food challenge!
Quinoa Breakfast Fruit Bowl
(serves two or one hungry girl)
1 cup cooked quinoa
1 small zucchini
1 small apple
1/2 tsp lemon juice
1/8 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1 small banana
4 large strawberries
2 TBSP coconut flour
4 TBSP almond milk
stevia or honey to taste
Place the zucchini and apple in a food processor and process to small pieces. In a bowl, combine the quinoa through pumpkin pie spice. In a seperate bowl, combine the coconut flour and almond milk (and sweetener of choice). Now, layer it up.
I totally ate the whole thing, but in my defense, I had to cut the grass this morning too. Now I wish I left a little for an afternoon treat. I think I may need to go make another one!
Quinoa, love it or hate it? I've heard mixed reviews. Obviously, I LOVE it!