This morning my ego got the best of me. I strolled into the 6 AM Power Yoga class at Hot Yoga Nashville thinking this will be a piece of cake after my workshop. Yeah, not so much. That class kicked my booty, but I love a good booty kick every once in a while. After 60 minutes of Chaturangas, arms balances (I’ve grown to love Side Crow…well, at least on my right side :)), and every kind of Warrior Pose you can imagine, I was toast. Ahh, Savasana is such a beautiful thing, no? My goal is to attend this class Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings. Not sure what Tuesday, Thursday, and the weekends will hold as it really depends on my work schedule. I would love to make it to the studio 6 days a week, but I’ll probably be doing several of Polly’s videos and other yoga downloads at home.
This morning’s oats were different. OK, so the ingredients were the same, but I tried a new preparation process. Following the advice of one commenter (Hi HM!), I added 1 1/2 cups boiling water to 1/2 cup oat bran and 1/2 cup wheat bran, allowing the mixture to soak overnight. HM said this method would hydrate the oats, decreasing that brick-like feeling they leave in the belly. After yoga, I came home to a lovely bowl of thick porridge. I then added about an ounce of water, reheated my oats on the stove-top, and then plopped them in the Vita-Mix with a handful of frozen spinach, 1/2 scoop Jay Robb chocolate whey protein powder, and a frozen banana. I know many of you prefer cooking your banana with your oats, but I like the idea of eating my produce raw when possible. The frozen banana also helps thicken the mix!
I think I prefer this dish with frozen avocado rather than banana. Either way, topped with my raw almond pumpkin seed butter, it was delicious…but still felt a bit brickish.
Look at what I found at Trader Joe’s…
More Broc Guac of course!
Trader Joe’s kit made it so easy. I simply chopped the onion, tomatoes, garlic and jalapeno pepper in my food processor. Next, I pureed the 2 avocados with about 2 cups of steamed broccoli and stirred everything together. Last, but not least, I added the juice of one lime and some salt…almost perfect. It still needs some fresh cilantro (not included in kit), but 100 times better than my first attempt!
I had to try some right away with 1/2 a spelt tortilla and more broccoli…cause I love it so.
What happened to the other half of my tortilla you ask? Give you one guess…