Saturday, January 21, 2012

A white breakfast

I may not have had a White Christmas, but I surely had a white breakfast today!!! It looks like my snow dance and wearing PJs inside out worked. We got almost half a foot of snow... As crazy as it might sound to some of you, I actually really miss Russian winters... The snow and the air were different there... The snow was dry... powdery... The air was so crispy and fresh... Much has changed since my childhood though because of the increasing air pollution and overpopulation. It's not long before the beautiful white snow turns into wet brown gook and gets splattered all over your boots and clothes... And somehow, I still miss it. I miss bundling up in a gazillion layers. I miss my rosy cheeks...

After waking up at 6am to drive my mom to work, I decided to crawl back into bed for extra snooze time. Little did I know that I would be snoozing for another 4 hours!! :) It felt wonderful and my body needed it.
I was also ecstatic to wake to not one but three ripe bananas!!! I had to have banana whipped oatmeal again!


I vigorously stirred together (and kept stirring) until the texture became more creamy:

  • 1/4 c. Instant oats

  • 1 tsp. Chia seeds

  • 1/2 c. Boiling water

  • A pinch of salt and sugar

  • Some cinnamon to taste (I love lots of cinnamon in my oatmeal!)

  • 1/2 Small banana, sliced

  • 1 tsp. Chocolate PB2

Topped with KIND Healthy Grains Oats & Honey Clusters with Toasted Coconut (triple yummm & triply recommended!).

I was contemplating having that beautiful green apple, but my heart was set on the remaining 1/2 banana... So I took a piece of whole wheat pita bread, topped with a spoonful of almond butter and banana slices, and sprinkled with more cinnamon and hemp seeds. I love hemp seeds - they make a great addition to oatmeal, salads, and baked goods! The flavor reminds me of pine nuts!

Now that's what I call a superfood breakfast! Complete protein, whole grains, and lots of omega-3 fatty acids!

With a happy tummy, it's now one to shovel all that snow!
Have a great Saturday!
xoxo. Veronica


  1. What a gorgeous and delicious looking breakfast! The combination of banana & nut butter is one of my absolute favorites. (: