- If I put off eating till, say, afternoon, I don't get the hunger pangs and cravings.
- If I don't just buck up and eat a breakfast featuring fiber and protein I'll be in binge mode by nightfall.
This mornings smoothie was fantabulous! Let me show you :)
|I'm such a perfectionist... That little bit running down the inside of the bowl at 5 o'clock in the picture is driving me CRAZY!!! And I already ate it, so I can't snap another shot. Please forgive me.|
What's in it? Well there's a base that I always star with, but I improvise to suit my cravings.
- 1/3 cup raw rolled oats
- 1/2 cup fat free milk
- 1 Tablespoon Chia seeds*
- 1/2 cup vanilla or plain Greek yogurt
- 2 cups frozen fruit (this is also changeable, which makes tailoring it so easy and fun!)
- 1 whole sliced banana
- 14 grams shredded sweetened coconut
- 1 Tablespoon Justin's Chocolate Almond Butter** softened in the microwave to make it drizzle-able
For weight watchers this bowl provided: 1 serving low-fat/fat free dairy and 5 serving of fruit (wow!). Also, with the Chia seeds you get tons of wonderful Omega-3's and lots of fiber. They keep you feeling fuller longer. Yum...
Tomorrow: The results of the sushi making evening.
Bob's Red Mill. I met Bob (yes, the real Bob) last Fall and toured his facilities. I was impressed by his genuine nature, good heart, and commitment to wholesome, healthy, delicious foods. He's kinda the Grandpa everyone would want to have ;) Find this in your local grocery store's health food/natural food section, or specialty stores. He has TONS of gluten free products too.
Justin's Chocolate Almond Nut Butter... Yum. Just yum. Find this also in the health foods/natural foods section of your local grocer. He has quite a variety of nut butters and flavors of them. And they also come in individual squeeze packs. Traveling packages of deliciousness. Oh my.
And just an FYI-- I'm not paid by any of the companies whose products I review or drool publicly over. They don't send sample or anything like that. I find good tips from others online or see them in my grocery store and like anyone else I figure, "Eh, what the hay... If I don't like it, I'll give it to the kids." :) But if anyone wants to send me free yummy sample I would gladly review them. But I'm brutally honest. So it better be good. LOL