Happy new year, everyone!
Is your 2018 off to an inspired, healthy start? Yeah, mine either. I say we just bundle last week into 2017 and call it a mulligan. It was a holiday week after all. And hey, if one of your new year’s goals is taking it a little easier on yourself (like me), we’re headed in the right direction, so long as we start fresh
tomorrow today !
Getting motivated with this whole newborn sleep deprivation thing has been more challenging for me than I anticipated. Because I am still (!) healing, I have restrictions as far as what I can do physically. But that doesn’t mean I can’t eat right and squeeze in light exercise whenever possible. I know there will always be excuses for me not to take care of myself and my body first. But in my experience, if I don’t put my oxygen mask on first, the proverbial “airplane” crashes with greater haste.
For me, good self care all begins with my morning routine. If I can start the day with a quiet time (meditation, prayer, journaling) and a healthy breakfast, I’m much more likely to make healthier choices for myself for the remainder of the day. On the flip side, if I wake up in a frantic rush, granola bar in one hand and baby in the other, I’ve set a frenetic tone for my day. We’ve all had these days of course. I’m just aiming for less of them! This “power pancake” batter is an easy thing to whip up at the start of the week and store in the fridge for a quick, protein-packed, healthy breakfast for the whole family.
¡Buen provecho and happy new year!
- 4 bananas, mashed
- 1½ cups old fashioned rolled oats
- 1 cup flour
- 2 eggs
- ½ cup almond milk
- 1 Tablespoon maple syrup
- 2 Tablespoons hemp seed
- dash of vanilla
- sprinkle of cinnamon
- pinch of salt
- Toss all ingredients in a blender. Blend until just smooth. Heat griddle or skillet with a pat of butter or oil. Pour amount of matter depending on how big you want the pancakes.
- Cook on medium heat, flip when bubbling and cook a couple more minutes on the other side. Serve hot and reserve any batter in jar in the fridge for later.