Thursday, July 5, 2012

Power Breakfast

Do you eat breakfast? Is it hearty? Does it kick start your day and fuel you for your challenges that lie ahead? Well you should. Not to be a bossy pants, but it is the most important meal of the day. Think of it this way. Your body has been in a fasting state all night while you are dreamily sleeping. When you wake up you need to eat within an hour to kick start your metabolism. It doesn’t need to be a grandiose ordeal. Take this breakfast for example. I’m reposting my baked oatmeal again. It is easy and you can make it at the beginning of the week and have a ready-made power breakfast every morning! Rich came up with the idea to top his with 0% Greek yogurt and a drizzle of honey. Being bored with my egg white omelets I did the same this morning and added a touch of ground flax meal and it is great! For more of my favorite breakfast ideas visit my pinterest board Break n' the fast.

Baked Oatmeal

2 cups of gluten free rolled oats ( I used Bob's)
1/2 cup of chopped walnuts, almonds, or pecans
1/3 cup of sucanat or coconut sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp celtic sea salt
2 cups of skim milk or your favorite dairy free ( I love almond and coconut milk)
1 egg + 1 egg white
3 TBS of extra virgin coconut oil melted
1 TBS vanilla extract
2 cups of mixed fresh berries sliced

Preheat oven to 375 and coat 8x8 baking pan with nonstick spray.

In a large mix oats,half of nuts,sucanat, baking powder, cinnamon and salt, set aside. In another bowl mix milk, eggs, coconut oil, and vanilla. Layer half of the sliced berries on bottom of pan then top with oat mixture. Slowly pour the milk mixture over oats then top with remaining berries and nuts. Gently tap pan on counter to make sure milk mixture is evenly distributed. Bake for 35-40 minutes until browned. Enjoy!

Today's Workout Blip:

Today I'm going to do my shoulders/arms circuit from the  Get in Shape Girl Bikini Plan. My favorite exercise is the hammer grip 21's. You do a hammer curl but split the movement into three segments doing 7 reps of each segment. The first segment you curl the weight from your hip until your elbow is at a 90 degree angle and forearm is parallel to the floor and rep 7 times, the second segment is from the ninety degree angle  to your shoulder for 7 reps, and the third segment is performing the whole curl in one fluid movement for 7 reps.

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Until next time stay strong and carry on!


  1. Hi Brooklynn, I guess I'm your newest follower! I came across your blog from KT, loved it and I'd like to keep in touch! Have an awesome weekend!

    Anda @

  2. So glad you enjoy it Anda! Hope you have a nice weekend too:)