Stop skipping breakfast! Seriously, stop it. I get it – mornings are hard, especially in this winter period of perpetual darkness; waking up in the dark and coming home in the dark doesn’t exactly fill you with energy. Most of our breakfast ideas take too long for a work morning… And those extra minutes in bed, my goodness are they ever the sweetest! But coffee is not breakfast, and your magnificent body hasn’t had anything to eat or drink in hours. So do yourself a favour and feed that beautiful vessel of yours. A healthy breakfast is a must!
I know what you’re thinking – ‘But Sara, I’d rather sleep those extra precious minutes’. Darling, I’m right with you! Which is why I’m going to give you the best of both worlds! Here are:
4 Quick, Easy and Healthy Breakfast Ideas
Having a Graves Disease does not make you weak. Point blank. Requiring medical attention does not mean that you are powerless. An illness is not a marathon, it is not a test or a challenge and you do not have to prove yourself to anyone. In short… with Graves Disease treatment is necessary. The same can be said about any chronic illness.
I have so many fond memories of Pancake mornings in the Flanagan house. Weekends surrounded by my parents and sisters, feasting on pancakes and maple syrup, making snappy puns (my father is the punny king) and looking forward to a couple of days of relaxation. It was a little tradition, Saturday morning Breakfast. And the pancake part is something I’ve lost out on when I had to say goodbye to gluten. I have worked tireless to invent the perfect, gluten free pancake… and failed many, many times (though I did accidentally create cake once, so partial win?) But today I emerge victorious with this AMAZING Blueberry Banana Buckwheat Pancake Recipe.
Would you be stunned if I told you that my morning routine included shots? Sounds like this healthy girl has a dark secret, huh? But no, I swear, this is an incredibly healthy, daily activity. I’m simply using shots of Coconut Milk Kefir to help support my digestive system.
Here’s how you can benefit from daily shots of Coconut Milk Kefir:
What’s hot pink, healthy as heck and delicious as can be? Steamed beetroot hummus! I know you may be giving me skeptic eyes, but I swear to you this hummus is incredibly divine. How, you ask? Because that overpowering, earthy flavour that beets often convey has been soothed by a blend of chickpeas, rosemary and, my not so secret ingredients, maple syrup!
Alethea Todaro is an inspiring Health-Esteem Queen, vegan foodie genius and the creative mind behind deliciouslyalethea.com. She exudes a contagious, positive vibe that you can’t help but adore. One look at any of her recipes and you just know it’s going to be a delicious adventure. She is dedicated to ensuring that transitioning to a plant based diet doesn’t mean that you need to miss out on your favourite recipes. Her delicious creations are a must try for vegans and non-vegans alike.
Meet the incredible Alethea:
Today brought some sorrow on its wings. It delivered an unwanted message from my marvelous neighbour country. It told us that sexism, racism, bigotry and xenophobia do not matter if you hold the right privileges. That one can still win a position of power despite multiple sexual assault accusations. That boasting about sexual assault is ok. That boasting about grabbing people ‘by the pussy’ is nothing more than locker room talk… and that talk like that is acceptable. I could go on, but I think the disheartening and disturbing reality of this message is clear. However, there is always hope, and hope is a powerful thing.
Last week I received a marvelous treat – The ChronicAlly Box, a must have subscription box for spoonies and health and beauty buffs alike. It felt like a little Christmas just for me. I was delighted, surprised and spoiled! So excited in fact that I really want you to have the opportunity to experience that goodness too.
The ChronicAlly box is the first ever monthly subscription box dedicated to spoonies (chronic illness warriors). It’s a health and beauty pick me up full of spoons, created by a chronic illness warrior, for chronic illness warriors.
It’s also the gift that keeps on giving because a portion of all sales are donated to chronic illness causes (proceeds from last month supported the Breast Cancer Research Foundation and Dysautonomia International). I love that this monthly subscription box is a bringer of joy. It brings joy to your door while also providing joy to those who rely on the organizations that receive ChronicAlly’s support.
But what if you don’t have a chronic illness? Is this box still something you can enjoy? Heck yes! Because non-spoonies need spoons too.
Here’s what you can expect if you treat yourself to a ChronicAlly Box:
If we had to give this time of year a new name, I think ‘Pumpkin Time’ would be apt! I have been gathering pumpkins left, right and centre since they first appeared at the farmers market. And it’s not so that I can make a ton of jack o’lanterns. It’s because I have many desserts and meals in mind, including Pumpkin Apple Crumble!
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