Woke up stiff as a board this morning and knew that yoga was required even though I was ready for breakfast.
23 minutes of Power Vinyasa #3 later, I felt all warmed up and wiggled out. It’s simply amazing how much a little stretching, warmth, and movement can do.
Then it was time to dig in to these!!
Banana Chia Oat Pancakes
I used the Quaker Oatmeal Pancake mix they sent me a while back to whip up a half portion (which still easily fed both Matt and me). 1/2 cup mix, 3/8 cup 2% milk, egg white, mashed banana.
The recipe made 2 large and 2 medium pancakes to which we added banana slices during cooking. Topped with some Oikos plain yogurt, Barney Butter, chia seeds and a little syrup.
Matt made overnight French press coffee. He read that heat extracts the bitterness of coffee and we hot-brew coffee for the expedited serving, but letting it soak overnight gets all the flavor without a lot of the bitterness. So he combined the usual serving of coffee and cold water and let it sit overnight. This morning he made iced coffee and I heated mine up and added milk.
We used the Marley Coffee Lively Up blend from yesterday. It was quite good, and I believe less burnt/roast tasting. But I missed my hot French press froth, and it wasn’t as romantic as a hot French press.
This is on my birthday/christmas list: Bodum New Brazil 8-Cup French Press Coffee Maker. It’s GORGEOUS and double the size of our current 3-cup one.
It’s the First Day Of School Week!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Check out my Gather post on staying organized and clear headed: Back 2 Skool.
I have a lot of work to do today since I didn’t do any yesterday and also have some CUPCAKE baking to do because today is someone’s birthday!!
Happy Birthday Kelsey!!!
Hasta la vista.