Overnight oats. My go-to breakfast when I have an early day.
In the mix:
- 1/2 cup oats
- 1/2 cup almond milk + 1/4 cup water
- 1 heaping tbsp soyogurt
- 1/4 cup mashed blueberries
- 1 tsp coconut oil
- 1/2 tbsp flax
- Stevia, to taste
Topped with shredded coconut, blueberries, banana and more cinnamon + flax. Note my foot creeping in the corner.
After a day of almost tossing my cookies on the sheikra roller coaster, seeing sad animals, and walking around for over 4 hours in the heat, I wanted something light, refreshing and fruity for dinner. So, my mind concocted this salad gem.
Romaine, clover sprouts, cucumbers, blueberries, candied walnuts and cranberries in a raw creamy orange ginger dressing.
I had candied walnuts and cranberries earlier in the day (tossed in 1 tsp agave and sea salt, baked at 300 for 20 mintues) for a snack that I ended up not having, so I thought they'd go well on the salad. The star was definitely the dressing, since aside from that it's your basic boring salad, so here's the recipe:
Raw creamy orange ginger dressing
- 1/2 orange, peeled and de-seeded
- 1/2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
- 1 1/2 tsp raw tahini
- 1/4 tsp ginger
- 1 clove garlic
- Dump everything in a blender or food processor and blend until smooth and creamy. Don't you love these "dump and blend" recipes?
This dressing was creamy but not overly thick; it coated the fruits and veggies nicely and added a light, refreshing bite that complimented everything well. I'd love to try this dressing on various greens (spring, frisée, spinach, etc) and add more fresh fruit. The good news is that it's pretty veritable and would add a brightness to almost any salad.
I also had a green smoothie with kale, 1/2 cup almond milk, 1/2 cup water, 1/2 banana, 1 tbsp rice protein powder and 1 tbsp flax. Basic, but tasty.
Now, before I go do some yoga and get an early nights sleep, I leave you with another gem: