It’s another fun, long weekend. A memorial weekend, as some remember those lost.
A hope for peacefulness, for all of those who are no longer walking the earth, but forever in our hearts.
I figure, this weekend is a bit like others, in the sense that we are all still pretty busy.
My hope is for us living beings, to find some peace as well.
Isn’t it true, we humans love packing our day full with activities, and give us an extra day off and we just fill it right up?! Well, whether you’re taking the extra day to go on an adventure, or catch up on some much needed sleep- it’s important to remember to refuel , and begin the day with a positive heart and healthy mind.
A healthy mind is created in two ways; the words we think (our self talk) and the foods and nutrition we consume.
Speaking positive words and taking action on ways of kindness attract more of that to you, and bring a sense of love and understanding to life.
Eating plenty of healthy fats is a crucial step in the life and health of the brain.
So, let’s start the day with something great!
Today’s Effort – Brain Power
Energize and fuel the brain by starting the day with a nutrient dense breakfast!
Add some healthy fats to whatever you love to have! This can give you the extra boost to think clearly, eliminate brain fog, and stimulate healthy cell formation.
Great Sources for Fat:
Nuts and Seeds
This “breakfast in a jar” is so delicious and super quick to make! It is rich with nuts and seeds, great sources of fats and vitamins. Add some coconut oil if you feel adventurous for an even more delicious boost!
Prepare this yummy jar the night before and you have a meal ready to go – perfect for the busy lifestyle.
Just remember to grab a spoon!
Here we have a choice that is gluten free, vegan, rich in vitamins and minerals and packed with protein! A definite winner to get your day started right . Dig in.
To make this yummy creation you will need:
1 small wide mouth mason jar
1/2-3/4 cup Gluten Free Oats (if you’re not overly sensitive then any oats are fine)
1 tablespoon chia seeds
1 tablespoon hemp hearts
1 tablespoon flaxseed
1 tablespoon sliced almonds
1 -2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/2-1 cup unsweetned Almond milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup blueberries
optional 1 -2 teaspoons maple syrup or honey
Place all ingredients starting with the dry then add the milk and vanilla. Gently stir to mix contents and add the berries on top. Seal the jar and place in fridge overnight.
Consume straight from the jar cold (mash those berries in for extra sweetness) or warmed up- your choice!
Missing an ingredient?
Feel free to have fun with this recipe! There are lots of substitutions you can do to switch up flavors and boost up nutrition. I’ve used granola cereal when I was low on oats or added extra nuts, and seeds and even a touch of greens powder! Try your hand at a few combinations to see what is your personal favorite. Here’s a few suggestions to get you going:
- Use fruit fresh, dried, or frozen!
- Chopped nuts such as cashews, walnut, pecan
- Pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds and others
- Spices such as cloves, turmeric or ginger
- Nut or seed butter – adds great flavor and texture! (just add a tad more milk)
- Coconut- shredded, flakes, pretty much any way is amazing!
- cacao nibs-such a yummy crunch
I hope you have fun making this!
Be proud of yourself!
Join us every Sunday for the next edition of Starting Your Week Strong.
Learn about creating more peace in you life in last weeks’ blog Peaceful Practice
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The information shared in this article is not intended to treat, cure, or prevent any form of illness or disease. The opinions are the author’s alone and are not to be used as a guide to follow for any health related conditions, but rather a sharing of perspective.
Today’s Effort, and it’s authors, take no responsibility for the choices of individuals and encourages you to work alongside a trusted physician and or doctor with any health related issues.