Thank you so much to all of you who read my post yesterday ‘What Happens When Your Mother Tells You She Is Fat‘? and to all those who commented here and on Facebook. It is really such a difficult, yet important topic and I have had several mums telling me they have daughters aged 2 and 3 years old, who already want to look pretty, above everything else. Let’s all work together for a healthier body image world wide, spreading the world that skinny isn’t the same as healthy and strong and fit is more important that fitting into a size zero. I’m crossing my fingers my kids will be boys (although it is a scary body image spreading along the males too). Again, thank you for reading and sharing.
I’ve just finished my Yoga number 19 for the 30 Day Yoga Challenge (and I know there are a couple of girls who said they would do it with me, how’s things??) and my body actually managed to warm up, even though it was only 4 degrees this morning (apparently I should be used to it, coming from Norway… Well, I am not!). And, I managed to wake up, after our neighbour downstairs decided to bring a bunch of people home from being out drinking at 3:30AM (on a Wednesday morning?). They sounded like they had a lot of fun at least… Yawn! Yoga was fantastic, Power Flow at Barre Body with Jane. Jane, if you see this; you are fantastic!
Being cold I wanted something warming for breakfast and decided to try to remake something I had out a few weeks ago, Quinoa and Coconut Porridge. Yummmmmmm!!
I made it from memory and threw in some walnuts, because I had some I needed to get rid of. I am in ‘cooking everything in the pantry’ mode, before we are moving out, so there might be some pretty interesting dishes coming up.
In the Quinoa and Coconut Porridge I put
Quinoa, water, coconut cream (you can use milk), shredded coconut, walnuts, banana and cinnamon. If you like sweet stuff, I am sure you can add honey or agave to it too.
I boiled the quinoa in water for about 15 minutes, then added the coconut cream and boiled it down to a porridge look-a-like texture (with quinoa, it will never be quite what you think it should be). I threw in a handful of shredded coconut. Then put it in a bowl, topped with sliced banana, walnuts, shredded coconut and cinnamon (again, you can drizzle honey if you like it sweet). Enjoy.
Ready to dig in. I have heard the Quinoa demand is stressing the Bolivian farmers and how they cultivate the land, so maybe this is something we shouldn’t eat everyday?
PS; If you want to feel better about yourself, google before and after photoshop and look at images. It is a bit of an eye opener.