Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Breakfast habit

I have my habits.

For example:

Reading before bed. I have to "make my eyes tired."
Coffee + Bible + hubby = without fail how I start my morning (plus Jesus Calling, which I love!)
I have eaten almost entirely the exact same thing for lunch since the summer of 2009.
I do 13 push-ups a day. Why 13? Because I was born on the 13th.
I have three routes that I like to run. They all are circular, definitely not out and back because I can't motivate myself to run unless I know that each step is a step towards home.

And as of October 8th, 2011, I have eaten (and Michael has eaten) oatmeal for breakfast nearly every day except Sundays. Sundays are for omelettes.

It all started at Molly White Webb's bridesmaids luncheon while I was chatting with the lovely Sarah Simmons (her name is pronounced Sayrah...if you were to just say Sarah, I wouldn't know who you were talking about. Molly has talked about this Sayrah ever since we were 1st year roomies at UVA.) We were talking about what we like to eat for breakfast. A simple enough topic, but little did I know how much that convo would change my mornings from then on out!

Sarah makes oatmeal (she uses a fancy blueberry kind that I can't find, oh well) and then stirs a bit of flax seed oil into the mix, and then puts a dollop of Greek yogurt on top. Alas, these three things have made my life so much better.

This is truly the breakfast of the gods. It is delicious, the oats are just about the best thing for you, the flax seed oil gives some nice little omega-3s that keep you full until lunchtime, and the Greek yogurt is just heavenly.

So, in layman's terms:

Put 1/2 cup regular oats in your bowl. Pour a little bit more than 3/4 cup water over top and sprinkle a dash of salt into the mix. (I have found that a full cup of water takes an eternity to absorb.) Stir, and microwave for 2 minutes, 45 seconds. Stir in a spoonful of flax seed oil, and top with two generous dollops of Greek Yogurt.

Inhale. Love. Observe with a smile. But don't eat it too quickly otherwise you will burn your tongue. And that is the pits. Finally, relish each bite and be utterly satisfied!



  1. You are just the cutest thing! Sadly, I would have to do 28 push ups a day. Maybe I should to catch up with you.

  2. GENIUS! I cant wait to make this! yum yum!