Sunday, March 7, 2010
Breakfast, My New Favorite Morning Ritual
I love eating a healthy delicious breakfast in the morning. First thing in the morning, I don't like to have to put a lot of effort into doing anything. I like to wake up slowly and not have to think too hard about what I am doing. Reading a recipe first thing in the morning isn't my idea of fun. So, naturally my favorite breakfast is something that involves just a few simple steps.
Step One, put water in the kettle, and boil the water.
Step Two, get a measuring cup and measure out 1/2 a cup of Rolled Oats.
Step Three, once the water has boiled, pour 1 cup of boiling water over the oats and cover with a plate for 10 minutes.
This morning, being a Sunday, I didn't have to rush to get out the door, so I took my time adding the wonderful extras that make this simple hearty dish a real delight.
I sliced some fresh strawberries, sliced a banana lengthwise and dolloped some little spoonfuls of Almond Butter with flaxseed, sliced 1/4 of an apple, and added 7 almonds to the plate while the oats "cooked" in the gorgeous Murano glass style bowl.
I added a picture of the sliced fruit and nuts to the blog, so you can see how lovely it looks.
The oats taste completely different from the glue that I used to eat when adding hot water to "instant" oats. Measuring out the 1/2 cup is easy and I can do this myself for the upcoming week, so I have them at work if I am trying to beat the rush-hour traffic down highway four to the bay.
Tosca Reno's Eat Clean Diet Recharged! was my inspiration for this cooking method. Eating Clean is something that I have been testing out over the past week, and I am definitely in the "honeymoon" phase of this eating plan. I love how I feel, I am glowing, my hair is shining, my nails are stronger, I am feeling energized with a calm strength that makes me feel like I can accomplish anything I set my mind to. That and good food too, amazing.
Posted by Jen Johnson