Happy Marvelous in My Monday!! It’s my third one! Yay!
My weekend was uneventful, other than a great brunch with Michelle and Stef 🙂 I love those ladies 🙂 I also finally saw Magic Mike with some girlfriends from work. Verdict? Meh. I’ve actually seen something similar in Vegas….I’ll leave the rest to your imagination 🙂
Boy do I have a great recipe for you! I am a former oatmeal addict-turned-paleo-ish eater and miss my morning bowl of warm, thick, deliciousness something awful. I have been trying different recipes found on the interwebs to supplement my old oatmeal cravings. If you follow me on Twitter or Instagram you now I am a huge fan of my morning breakfast scramble from Tina’s blog. As much as I love that recipe I needed a change! I would really love grits all the time, especially after enjoying a lovely meal at Busboys last week, but sadly the nutrition profile is less than stellar. High empty carbs, barely any protein, and, if we’re splitting hairs, corn is technically a grain. I wanted something similar and after some research I found this:
Quinoa flakes! I was a bit skeptical since the taste of quinoa is a bit strong (not bad, just different nutty flavor), but after making this batch last night I am sold! And have a new breakfast addiction 🙂
It is thick, creamy, only a slight quinoa flavor, and full of protein and healthy carbs!
Breakfast Quinoa Flake Noatmeal
- 1/3 C organic quinoa flakes
- 1/4 C liquid egg whites
- 1/4 C unsweetened almond milk (or other milk of your choice)
- 1/4 C canned pumpkin
- Stevia, cinnamon, nutmeg, etc to taste
Cook quinoa according to instructions: bring to a boil 1 C of water. Add quinoa flakes, stir well and cook for 1 minute. Add egg whites, pumpkin, almond milk and spices and combine and mix well. Remove from heat, stirring frequently. (Or, cook on medium high heat for additional 2-3 minutes, which will make it very thick!). Add whatever toppings float your boat! I love adding sunflower seed butter and watching get all melty 🙂
Marvelous recipe indeed!!
Today was also marvelous because I did a Crossfit type workout at work with a close friend/coworker (lots of work in that sentence!) and it was killer! He had been asking me to join his workouts for some time so I finally caved- he chose and he delivered a sweaty workout!
- 25 walking lunges
- 20 pull ups (assisted)
- 50 box jumps
- 20 double unders (I did 40 single)
- 20 V ups
- 30 kettle bell swings
- 20 burpees
- 25 dips
- 20 back extensions
- 20 wall balls
We finished in about 30 minutes and were both a sweaty mess after. I look forward to more crazy workouts with him in the future!
Happy MIMM! Hope it was marvelous for you, too 🙂
Rock on Lovers 🙂 Any good recipes or workouts lately that kick butt?