I might have just discovered my new favorite breakfast, after a tall green smoothie of course.
This morning we finally went running outside and I’ve been pretty lazy about my runs since getting back from IL. That shit’s about to change!
I thought it would be a good idea to just walk/run straight south from the road we live, because it goes for a while. Brilliant idea. Brilliant.
It should be mentioned that this road, immediately climbs towards the tallest point in Portland. Hello knees. Hello shins. Hello everything! We were using the Couch to 5k app, but the problem with that is if you take a break for a week, two, or three – you’re not exactly ready to start off right where you left off. We tried though. Our first run, after the warm up, ended up being for over 2 minutes. That may not seem like much, especially if we were running on flat land or even a treadmill – I could totally do that – but we were not.
If runkeeper is to be trusted, we started at 282ft and turned around at the highest point of elevation (538ft), gaining 256ft from where we started. It was pretty awesome. We finished off the run/walk, changing our unplanned route every so often, to meet up with the time we had left on the app. It felt good to be out early and with the sun shining.
Walking in the door an inspiration hit me of what I wanted for breakfast, chocolate and chia seeds. Does anyone need their arm twisted with this? I didn’t think so.
Chocolate Chia Madness ‘To Go’
This was extremely tasty and satisfying! It reminded me of oatmeal and I honestly couldn't believe it was grain-free. You could easily get everything ready for a week's worth of work or travel, leaving the hot water to right before you are eating, obviously.
- 1.5 - 2oz of chia seeds
- 1 heaping tablespoon Navitas Naturals raw cacao
- 2 oz or 1/4 cup of organic natural shredded coconut
- 2 tablespoons dried cherries
- 1 tablespoon honey or sweetener of your choice
- hot/boiling water
- Add chia seeds, raw cacao, shredded coconut, cherries, and honey to a pint ball jar.
- Now add boiling/hot water, leaving about 1/2" at the top.
- Stir with a fork. You could place a lid on and shake, but you should probably wrap it in a towel or let it cool for a few minutes.
- Let sit for 5-10 minutes to thicken up and enjoy with a spoon.
I used the markings on my 'pint' ball jar for the measurements and boiled water in our electric tea kettle.
I’m going to do something a little different today, I want you to ask me a question!