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.
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.
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