We are knee deep in winter right now and I kind of like it.
That’s not to say that I never gripe or complain about how cold I am. How much I’m looking forward to summer even though it’s only January. Sometimes, I even exaggerate the unbearable chill factor by wearing my down jacket indoors. The Uggs are saved for those especially cold moments, but I’ve yet to wear my wool hat around the house. I’m not one to say that this won’t ever happen though.
But putting aside how much I love the sun and the warmth of summer, I really do love the winter too. There’s nothing quite like waking up on my day off to realize that buckets and buckets of snow have fallen down around me; a blanket of white. I love watching the strong, fierce winds whip the delicate little snowflakes into circular tunnels, as they travel in each and every direction.
All of this happening while I’m safe and sound in my own home. So yes, I really do love winter.
Oddly enough, when the temperatures drop, my breakfast choices are usually on the chillier side too. Yogurt. Overnight oats. Things like that.
Some things will never change.
“Layer One” Kashi Go Lean Crunch
“Layer Two” Sliced Banana
“Layer Three” Dollop of Plain Yogurt
Stir, Stir, Stir.
“Layer Four” Cashew Butter
Now we’ll see who wins. Yoga in my living room? An outdoor walk in the woods?
My bets are on the yoga.
A Simple Yogurt Mess
Unfortunately, a bowl of cereal never seems very filling to me. Cheerios is like air in my belly.
Thankfully, this is one situation where cereal is very filling. The combination of a high protein cereal mixed with yogurt and nut butter (i.e., healthy fats and protein!) makes for a very satisfying, very crunchy, very filling breakfast. This makes a nice change from a regular breakfast routine, and it’s quick enough to make for those busy mornings. Mix in some of your favorite cereals, but be sure to keep the fiber and protein up in order to keep you going all morning long.
1-1/2 c. Kashi Go Lean Crunch
1 banana, sliced
6-oz. plain yogurt
2 T. cashew butter
Combine Go Lean Crunch, banana and yogurt together. Top with cashew butter and let the cereal sit and soften for about 5 minutes. ENJOY!
Question: What is your favorite season?