Friday, November 19, 2010

Breakfast of champions

Breakfast is a meal of such importance, such power. We are "breaking" the overnight "fast", for crying out loud! Say you sleep 8 hours a night. That is 8 hours without a drink, without a morsel of food, without anything to quench your body's need for nourishment. Our bodies NEED breakfast, and in this house we meet that need head-on! 
Super porridge and fresh orange-apple juice
The girls had the oh-so-popular bowl of porridge this morning. At least once a week (if not twice), I toss into the blender:
  • 1/2 C. organic brown rice
  • 1/2 C. organic barley
  • 6 T. organic millet
I then keep this concoction in the fridge to use in the mornings. To cook, I boil 2 C. water, add a heaping 1/2 C. of ground porridge mix, and simmer covered for 10 minutes. Today we added some cinnamon and nutmeg, honey to sweeten, and topped it with raisins.

Now, the "pow" this morning was our smoothie. By 8:30 this morning, the girls had consumed (shared between them):
  • 2 whole organic carrots (juiced)
  • 1 organic apple (juiced)
  • 1/2 C. yogurt
  • 1/2 C. organic baby spinach leaves
  • 1/2 banana
  • 4-5 frozen strawberries
We needed a super breakfast today to make sure that the Abby and Elise's bodies are loaded with cold-fighting powers to give the runny noses a fond farewell. Today is extra special because our buddy, Cohen, is here ALL day! The 3 tots are snoozing, I'm blogging, and the dog is lying in the sun. Everyone is happy...
Mid-morning snack time!
Playdoh! Here's a great homemade playdoh recipe.

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