Monday sucks. It’s painful for almost everyone. Today I attempted to keep my bad mood under control by making two decisions last night.
- I turned my 5:30 alarm off and I slept until 7:30
- I prepped a magically decadent breakfast
I typically wake up around 5:30-6:00 on Monday mornings to workout, but as I climbed into bed last night I realized how sore I felt from that morning’s weight lifting session. It has been a crazy couple weeks with new clients and a new workout regimen so I am stepping out of my routine for some rest. Wow, 9 hours of sleep has me feeling like a new woman. Sleep is the new cardio.
When I went to prep my breakfast last night I realized there was only about half a serving of yogurt left, so I improvised and made the most decadent breakfast of my life. It was like eating peanut butter pie for breakfast, but better, because it was filling fuel not empty calories.
I zoomed to the office this morning so excited to dig into my breakfast jar. Catching up on emails is so much more fun when you are shoveling delicious food down your throat.
Here is what went into my morning jar:
- 1/2 banana
- 1/2 cup of plain greek yogurt
- 1 Tbsp chia seeds
- 2 Tbsp powdered peanut butter
- 1 Tbsp raisins
- 1.5 Tbsp KIND Maple Quinoa Clusters with Chia
I mix all the ingredients together and let the jar sit in the refrigerator over night. This allows the flavors to really soak into the yogurt. The chia seeds expand into gelatinous fibrous omega-3 fatty acid sprinkles.
This recipe is full of healthy fats and 19 grams of protein to keep you full and satisfied until lunch! There is no added sugar (or artificial sugar), so you wont crash like you will with a bowl of cereal. I even counted calories for all you number crunchers and with my portions it was 380 calories. That is one gram of protein for every 20 calories. Vegetarians rejoice!
Give it a whirl or make your own version, it will make your regimented morning a tad more exciting. Report back!