Day 1: Rise and Shine! It's MoFo time! Tell us about your breakfast.
WELCOME TO MOFO! I am so excited about this year's MoFo. Every day they have a different challenge, which I will of course be playing along with. I will be blogging daily, but also posting mini-posts on my Instagram account (you can find me @dimsimkitty).
So, day one and it is all about breakfast! I must admit that I am a bit repetative when it comes to breakfasts, and I tend to have three standard breakfasts that get repeated depending on what I am doing that day.
During the week my work days tend to be at least 11 hours long, so I need something to fuel me up for a morning of consults and get me through until lunch or a pre-surgery snack. My standard is two slices of HealthyBake Farmhouse Rye with Vegemite, avocado and tomato on them. And a glass of oatmilk. I know that drinking an actual glass of plant milk is considered uncool by some vegans, but whatever, I love a glass of oatmilk!
On some of my weekdays off, I go to a 9.30 yoga class. I tend to have breakfast at about 8am on those days, and I need something that will give me fuel to get through a 90 minute bikram class (I love the hot room!) but won't leave me feeling too full (a full belly does not love the hot room). So I normally have a piece of toast (often Abbott's Country Wholegrain) with some natural crunchy peanut butter, a mashed banana and some cinnamon. In summer I will also throw some blueberries on there.
On other days, either after a 6.30am yoga session or a 6.30am PT session, I like to have a green smoothie for my breakfast. For a long time my standard green smoothie has been one frozen banana, a big handful of frozen mango, two big handfuls of baby spinach and some oatmilk. In the past I have also added in protein powder, peanut butter, LSA or other bits and pieces as well to bulk it up a bit.
Of course lately my green smoothies have been all kinds of exciting as I have been working my way through the recipes in The Abundance Diet, but that is for another post!
I know, I know, I should be posting about all sorts of exciting breakfast things, but this is what I generally eat. I often make savoury breakfast dishes for dinner, and I really prefer cereal as an afternoon snack. Though I love pancakes and will make them for breakfast sometimes. And I LOVE eating out for breakfast!
So, welcome to MoFo! I have a lot of fun posts planned out and I promise I will be making some exciting things as well as just boring everyday foods. I can't wait to see what you guys have for breakfast!
Cute Kitty Photo of the Post: Month of Gizmo
I thought for MoFo that it would be nice to have a month of Gizmo. For those who don't know, Gizmo passed away three and a half years ago at age 15 from kidney complications. I miss her everyday. This is Gizmo on her 12th birthday. This was one of her favourite gifts she ever received, she just loved these super catnip hearts!