What’s for Breakfast/Brunch?
Porridge/Oats & Quinoa
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Have you added quinoa to your porridge/oatmeal before? I have added quinoa to my rice but not oatmeal. More than likely I am late in the game with this flavor combination. Nonetheless, I figured there’s no harm in trying so I added red quinoa to my oatmeal this morning. The combination blew me away as they complimented each other so well. The oatmeal/porridge was soft while the red quinoa added texture and a slight crunch. Also, what’s another great thing about adding quinoa? Plant-based protein.
My porridge/oatmeal from the other day when it was cold, topped with a mandatory spoonful of peanut butter. As some one who runs 3-4 times a week, walks to and from work and spends all day on my feet, I would say I’m a fairly active person. Which means I get to eat a lot to make up what I burn off. I like my body just the way it is, and I have no intention of losing weight. The more food, the merrier!
I used to obsessive over counting calories and eating below a certain amount, always less than 1,200 calories on top of high intensity exercise 6 days a week. How did I survive? In truth I didn’t, not really. My body and mind was slowly shutting down because it had nothing to sustain it. These days I very rarely count calories, and when I do it’s only to double check I’m getting all the nutrients I need to everyday or to see what I might be lacking. Or to double check I’m eating enough. It’s such a comfort to not be afraid of calories and food anymore. To not feel anxious or nervous over a number. To not care about the number at all. Food is something that is supposed to be enjoyed, loved, eaten with joy. I hope everyone out there is eating for these reason, to nourish, thrive and live.
We have a cool change! Well it’s cool from a Gold Coasters perspective. I love having porridge and banana with my latte for breakfast, however the weather during the last couple of months has meant no porridge. Today I decided I am going to have porridge as it’s just such a satisfying breakfast with a low Glycaemic Index (low GI for short) In a nutshell rolled oats are a good carbohydrate that causes blood glucose levels to rise gradually rather than quickly like High GI foods. This just means that when I eat porridge with my banana in the morning I feel very satisfied and usually for longer as well. For those on WW I have 30g rolled oats (3 SP) 1 cup water, sliced banana, cinnamon and zap in Microwave for 3 minutes. Add more water if you like it a thinner consistency or less if you like it thick. 1/2 cup skim milk in my latte and voila breakfast done and dusted for 5 smart points and I’m ok until lunch time. #weightwatchesausnz#imgettingtogoalin2018#porridge#goldcoastmornings#cinnaholic#toughloveshipgoldcoast