I love starting the day with TOAST, David loves smoothies.
We may not share the same taste in breakfast foods..... but we BOTH agree that FUELING up on GOOD FOOD at the start of the day is REALLY important (trust me....you do NOT want to see David when he's hungry! ha).
Recently I've become a little bored with toast, so I wanted to try adding something NEW to my breakfast repertoire. This recipe for Refrigerator Oatmeal- filled with seeds, fruit, protein and healthy fat- promises to deliver all the energy I'll need to make it through my busy teaching day without becoming HANGRY (definition: a state of anger caused by lack of food).
I combined a couple recipes I found online to create this BPBP (banana peanut butter pecan) Refrigerator Oatmeal. Hope you enjoy!!
What you'll need:
How to make it:
1. Combine all ingredients (bananas last) into a small jar or plastic container
2. Cover and place in the fridge OVERNIGHT
3. Enjoy your hearty, and healthy, breakfast the next morning!!
Okay this is literally the easiest, most delicious meal EVER!! I made this for dinner last Thursday and David is still talking about it (so ladies, it's a WINNER!!). The BEST part? It only requires 1 casserole dish and 4 ingredients to make!
What you'll need:
What to do:
1. Preheat oven to 350
2. Put RICE in bottom of casserole dish
3. Place chicken breasts on top of the rice
4. Put the mushroom soup on top of the chicken
5. Pour the onion soup mix on top of the mushroom soup and mix in.
6. Pour water over the chicken/soup/rice mixture until it is covered (approximately 2 cups)
7. Cover the dish and bake in the oven at 350 for 1.5hours
Picture this. You're in Maui, on your honeymoon. Your alarm goes off at 1:30am. No, it's not a mistake. you actually set it for that time (craaaazy). You drive an hour and a half to a run-down bike shop where you're given winter clothing and a helmet and loaded onto a bus. You're stomach feels like crap because of the crap you filled it with (read: the cheapest, worst, most artificial deep dish pizza on the island) the night before. You drive for an hour uphill where you see a stunning sunrise that you can hardly appreciate because you're tired, freezing cold and nauseous. THEN, you are given a bike and told to ride down the mountain you just drove up. At this point you DO NOT feel good. AT ALL.
This was me 3.5 weeks ago. What TOTALLY saved the day and allowed me to appreciate (and survive) the bike ride down Haleakala mountain was an INCREDIBLE smoothie that I stumbled upon at a local cafe called SIP ME.
I'm not usually a SMOOTHIE lover, but the Green Monster smoothie that I had at SIP ME totally converted me! Not only did it fill me up and taste delicious, but it seemed to cleanse my system and give me the energy boost I needed. Since coming home, I've enjoyed my own version of this smoothie nearly everyday!
Julia's CLEAN, GREEN MORNING MACHINE smoothie:
Put ALL ingredients into the blender
Blend until there are no BIG chunks and your smoothie has reached the desired consistency.
Enjoy feeling FRESH, HEALTHY and AWAKE!! :)
Hi! I'm Mrs. Julia Dawe,