I Scream, You Scream we all scream for Banana Ice Cream?

Yup! Banana ice cream! A super delicious treat for hot days like today. Just freeze a banana add in a little but of peanut butter, cinnamon, and honey. Then add the tiniest splash if almond milk and blend! I use my nutribullet. And than enjoy! Just like soft serve ice cream!

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Meal of the day!

Here is a meal I had today. It was breakfast of course! Scrambled eggs with tomato, spinach, basil, and garlic. Yum yum yum! Love sneaking veggies into breakfast! I also had a half of grapefruit which is great for burning fat and getting the morning metabolism revving. I got in a carb with whole wheat toast. This toast had no sugar but still made me feel sick. Yuck. I used jam and butter on the toast.

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Grace.

As with all things I believe that God has given us grace in our health.
Grace to eat that doughnut, piece of blueberry pie, Or drink that Starbucks frappe. Along with grace He has given us self control. If I’m driving somewhere and see a Krispy Kreme you better believe that I’m pulling over to enjoy a delicious doughnut as a treat. That’s what it is-a treat. Not a daily occurrence. Not a weekly or monthly occurrence a rare treat. If I were to pull in to every Dunkin Donuts I saw and buy a donut that would not be exercising self control because it would occur all too often. I believe treats are meant to be enjoyed not come with guilt. My birthday is on Sunday and I can promise you that I will be having dessert! I’m not sure what but I will. One dessert not a day of desserts. I will eat clean for my other 3-5 meals that day. I will not feel guilty for this either. I will not say “I shouldn’t have ate that” I won’t cry or be anxious in the process. That is big for me coming from a past of disordered eating. God wants us to be healthy and steward our bodies well absolutely but He also gave us food to enjoy. In the Bible we see rich food
used in celebrations so why wouldn’t I enjoy some on the celebration of my birth? God has given me the two things I need to eat on my birthday and every other day. Self control and grace. I’m not a legalist in my faith so why would I be in my food? Continue reading Grace.

Planning Breakfast

To keep on our breakfast theme I will be giving an example of what you could eat as a healthy breakfast on-the-go or to go! Both of these will be easy to consume while driving or sitting on a bus, train, etc. In later posts I will do the same for lunch and dinner. As far as eating goes the saying is true “Fail to plan, prepare to fail.”


Breakfast

On The Go

Starbucks- Classic Whole Grain Oatmeal

This breakfast is full of fiber and low on sugar. The only sugar you will get is that in the dried fruit packet that they give you and that is okay. It is also within a “normal” sodium level.

 

To Go

NOW Pea Protein Shake

I love a good protein shake. It fills me with the nutrient I need most-protein! Beware not all protein is created equally this is the best and most affordable that I’ve found. And who wouldn’t want chocolate for breakfast! It’s really quick too! You can pour it in to a blender bottle with almond milk,  coconut milk, or water and shake or put it in a blender and add berries, spinach, banana etc. to it. Changing up the base you use (almond milk, coconut milk, water) and fruit or greens that you add help bring variety so you could drink this every morning and not get sick of it. This is all plant protein so it’s natural and whole and doesn’t have fillers that many powders do. They have a variety of flavors but my favorite is the dutch chocolate.


 You can order the shake here:

http://www.amazon.com/Pea-Protein-Dutch-Chocolate-lbs/dp/B00GY26K9I/ref=sr_1_10?s=hpc&ie=UTF8&qid=1408997535&sr=1-10&keywords=now+protein+powder

 “But I will sing of your strength; I will sing aloud of your steadfast love in the morning. For you have been to me a fortress and a refuge in the day of my distress.”-Psalm 59:16

-Shannon

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Start with Breakfast

Oh we’ve heard it time and time again “breakfast is the most important meal of the day” is it true? Yes! It gets your metabolism revving and brain and body nourished and working. Now not just any breakfast is good enough for us! After all, we workout, go to work, go to school, read, do homework, and engage with our friends, families, and coworkers. If we want to be our best for them we need to eat our best for them. As a college student in a dorm room I’m limited in what I can make and I know I’ll always get a healthier and better tasting breakfast in my room. So here’s the run down on what I ate this morning. Continue reading Start with Breakfast

Growing stronger in mind, body, and spirit. This is a journey for the ages.