|La mer et la terre|
This coffee cup always makes me smile. As I sip, a maritime scene is revealed.
As a constant "doer" and a girl who has a hard time slowing down, breakfast is the meal that gets me off on the right foot. I used to eat cereal or a piece of toast in the mornings, but would quickly find that come 11 a.m. I was fatigued and hangry ( angry do to pure hunger ). I booted that business out the door once I became more aware of what I eat and how to take proper care of my body. As a woman, I realize that it was not only important to fend off the hangry (who wants to loose friends and not be fun company?) and eat well in the morning, but also think of it as an investment for my bones, muscles, brain, skin, etc. etc. Honestly, the moment I stray from a well balanced diet, I notice my skin breaking out, fatigue sneaking in, and a long list of things I don't like. I am not much for coming up with brilliant meals, so I stick to the basics and combine whatever I know is healthy and tastes good.
Now, back to breakfast, and what I am loving as of lately-- I love yogurt. Love love love. But, have you ever really looked at a yogurt label? Have you ever noticed HOW much sugar is in a Yoplait? Tons. It may be close to 20g per serving I think. Greek yogurt in the morning is my go to choice. It is low in sugar and high in protein. I mix in sliced up bananas or berries depending what's in my kitchen. And, if I'm needing that "crunch" that makes me feel like I am having cereal, I add just a bit of grape nuts or granola (not too much though, because it is pretty fatty). This meal is delicious, simple, and keeps me going until lunchtime. What is your morning favorite?
On the topic of Greek, who else wants to jet set to Santorini because of their recent love saga with cobalt blue?
|Photo credit: Flourish and Design|