Everyone is looking for guidance. I find that I rely on multiple gurus, depending on what needs attention.
My good friend Shelley Alper, a wonderful physiotherapist, is an all-purpose guru. I’ve been urging her for years to make a website called Shelleysays.com. She’s expert at all things physical, especially the ailments that need curing. Equally expert at matters of the heart.
Kacey Rose Baines from Epicentre Training is another of my gurus. She manages to whip me into shape while somehow keeping a smile on my face. She’s even brought my family together in ways I never thought possible.
My spiritual leader, Mona Keddy from Shri Yoga, exudes grace and acceptance. I’d follow her anywhere, but especially to El Encanto, Mexico, where 4 hours of yoga a day seems just right .
I have more gurus…several more…but let’s get back to food. This has been a busy week. Too busy for cooking. Luckily there were leftovers. But it wasn’t too busy for making my favorite breakfast which goes as follows:
Way to Start Your Day – Breakfast Muesli
It took me a while to fine tune breakfast into a meal that was just filling enough to keep those morning snack urges at bay, not too filling so that you feel like a lead balloon is sitting on your stomach. I’ll admit this is no bagel, lox and cream cheese — but it won’t add pounds nor inches to your frame and best of all, it will keep you regular. And we all know you want to be regular.
- fresh fruit
- 1 t ground flax seed (grind 1c and keep refrigerated)
- 1 t chia seed
- 1 t hemp seed
- 2 T Grape-nuts Cereal (crunchier from USA)
- 1 T nuts (pumpkin & sunflower seeds, hazelnuts, cashews)
- 1/2 c Greek yogurt
- 1/4 c milk
- slivered mint leaves as garnish (optional)
In a medium-sized bowl, combine ingredients and enjoy. Serves 1.
Breakfast Muesli Print Ready Recipe
Any fruit will do, but berries are highly recommended, as they are full of antioxidants – especially blueberries. Whatever you try, could be an apple, a clementine or even a small amount of dried fruit, it winds up tasting great.
You can experiment with the amount of seeds and nuts to see what feels right for you. There are days when a heaping teaspoon of each is enough. The ingredient list above links to information on each type of seed and cereal. They seem to be chock full of healthy omega 3, protein and fiber – all required in a balanced diet.
Sweetness from the fruits, crunch from the nuts and crackle from the seeds.
Words of warning: Check your teeth in a mirror before stepping out and drink lots of water to deal happily with all the fiber
As a special anniversary treat we are about to embark on a train journey from the Montmorency Falls outside Quebec City to the Charlevoix Massif. Looking forward to this adventure.
Inspiring recipe except to sell it to myself, I must add chocolate chips – dark of course; after all, trying to be a little healthier!
Darla Orchard says
I love the recipes on your blog! I do something very similar for breakfast these days, but sometimes I use cottage cheese instead of yogurt. It increases the salt content, though. Ever heard of a low salt cottage cheese?
It’s funny that you talked about your gurus. You were my first work guru, and now you are inspiring me in the kitchen… I think I may try the rack of lamb, my hubbie loves it. Thanks for sharing – you have always been tremendously generous with your knowledge!
Shelley Alper says
So nice of you to include me as one of your gurus. I love reading your blog. It feels like you are talking to me personally and of course it is always a pleasure to hear what you have to say.
Great recipes, beautiful presentation and fun descriptions.
Jittery Cook says
Thanks! isn’t it crazy to see an old friend try something new?