sunflower seed butter & lavender simple syrup

Ingredients:

1 C cooked oatmeal
1 T lavender simple syrup
1 T sunflower seed butter
1 T sunflower seeds

Directions:

Mix all ingredients together and enjoy!

mOMent: Have you ever worked really long and hard at something on the computer and then close without saving? Recreating original work can be frustrating, imperfect and challenging. Often times, replicating an experience in life is futile and does not the bring forth same results or feelings. So, in your daily life, remember to take a moment and push the save button. Remember the wonderful and amazing things that happen to you.

pistachio molasses

Molasses is a rich dark syrup and pistachios are another strong flavor.  Combined?  Yes, delicious…

Ingredients:

1 C cooked oatmeal
1 T molasses
2 T pistachio nuts

Directions:

Mix all ingredients together and enjoy!

mOMent: Do you ever have pity parties?  You know, times in your life where you just mope, pout and mutter negativity?  How do you get yourself out of that mood and into a more resourceful state?  One way that works for me almost every time is to take a rest…shut my eyes and let my mind relax.  When I arise, things seem to have settled a bit and I can look at things with a new perspective.  What works for you?

sunflower chia raisin

This morning I chose to be on the safe side and go with a few ingredients that I already know and love.  On Saturdays I have the luxury of taking two fitness classes at my gym, back to back.  So, this morning I wanted to be fueled and ready for a great day.

Ingredients:

1 C cooked oatmeal
1 T sunflower seed butter
1 T agave
1 T chia seeds
1 T raisins

Directions:

Mix oatmeal and sunflower seed butter with agave and raisins.  Enjoy!

mOMent: What is your favorite thing to do on a Saturday morning?  How often do you get to do it?

sunflower pistachio

I definitely wanted seconds this morning…

Ingredients:

1 C cooked oatmeal
1 T sunflower seed butter
1 T agave
1-2 T roasted salted pistachios

Directions:

Mix oatmeal and sunflower seed butter with agave and half of the pistachios.  Garnish with remaining pistachios.  Enjoy!

mOMent: Listen to your body today.  What is it telling you right now, at this moment?  Tune in to the different organs, muscles and bones… Does it need rest?  Or could it use a little invigoration?  Thirty seconds spent listening to your body can change your entire day.  I suggest you do it.

sunflower prickly pear

A little bit of crunch, a little bit of sun and a little bit of sweet.  Yum!

Ingredients:

1 C cooked oatmeal
1 T sunflower seed butter
2 t prickly pear syrup
1 T raw sunflower seeds

Directions:

Mix prickly pear syrup, sunflower seed butter and half of the sunflower seeds with oatmeal.  Garnish with remaining seeds and enjoy!

mOMent: Making someone else’s day special can be very fulfilling.  How can you create a special day for someone else?  What can you give back to those around you in order to make their lives just a skosh?

cold fruity yumminess!

Well this morning it’s still hot from yesterday’s heat and I thought some cold fruity yumminess was in order.  So, this om of the day uses ingredients ice-cold from my fridge.

Ingredients:

1 C cooked oatmeal
1 blackberry peach verjus
1 t earth balance
1 t creamer
1 T strawberry sauce

Directions:

Stir in earth balance and creamer with oatmeal.  Add strawberry sauce and verjus, mix well!

mOMent: Studies say that screens such as computer monitors and televisions, cell phones and ipads can cause our brains to fatigue.  It is healthy and beneficial to get outside and rest that sweet brain of yours.  Consider taking a walk today with that intention, rest, recharge and recuperate…your brain will thank you.