I am not a morning person. One of the ways I kept my morning routine simple was by not eating breakfast at all. I like to start the day gently, including breakfast. And while I l haven’t managed to start with yoga or meditation, I have adjusted some of my routine.
The biggest change has been breakfast. Oatmeal sounds appealing on a cold day, but lately I prefer a smoothie bowl.
Instead of the heavy feeling I get from oatmeal, a smoothie bowl leaves me feeling nourished and satisfied. I fill the smoothie with fiber and protein by grinding oats and letting them absorb some of the yogurt and milk overnight.
Thoughts of warm weather have made me crave tropical flavors. This bowl is made with banana, coconut flakes and coconut nectar.
Tropical Smoothie Bowl
1/3 cup rolled oats
½ cup vanilla Icelandic yogurt
1 cup skim milk or almond milk
1 tablespoon coconut nectar
1 frozen banana
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 banana, slicedhttps://measuredfoodlover.com/smoothie/
Put the oats in a blender and blend until pulverized. Add yogurt, milk, frozen banana, coconut nectar and vanilla. Blend until smooth. Refrigerate overnight in a container with a tight fitting lid.
The next morning pour the smoothie into a shallow bowls. Top each bowl with sliced bananas, almonds and coconut flakes.