Friday, September 30, 2011

Strawberry Cinnamon Buckwheat

Firstly thank you so much to the people who commented on my last post. I really needed your kind words. Just huge gratitude and thanks.

I'm feeling much better after a few days of getting back into better habits. Working out and eating for physical hunger not emotional hunger is getting easier day by day. I'm hoping I can continue with this positive approach and participate in Sarah's (Welsh Girl Eats) wonderful idea of Practicing Kindness.
For the month of October I will be joining her in a mental/dietary cleanse (as well as vegan MOFO!) 

October will be focusing on self kindness. I will be treating myself with the same love and kindness I extend to others... I've become a 'do as I say not as I do' person recently and its just not on! The long hours of work, the taking on too much stress, the eating badly and hating and punishing myself for it etc etc. I need to be patient, kind, caring, loving and supportive of myself (through the good and the bad) and I'm hoping after actively pursuing this goal for a month it will become a part of my life without having to focus on it as much. 

I know now that this is going to be a HUGE task for me but I'm up for it. In the spirit of the en devour I may have to not aim for perfection but rather a positive way to deal with any negative thoughts that arise. The idea of stopping them completely seems too impossible! but stopping them in their tracks and countering them with a realistic positive thought then focusing on a kind thought sounds do-able to me :)
I will be trying my best to meditate daily too- even if its only for 5 mins! 

Diet wise I will be focusing on eating foods that don't hurt me physically or mentally. So still eating a low/no FODMAPs vegan diet full of good healthy food and still aiming to lose weight/fat. 

If anyone whats to join us please do!! Here's sarah's post on practicing kindness.
My completely gorgeous yummy breakfast
Strawberry Cinnamon Buckwheat
Makes 1 serve (if you're not a big breakfast person it can stretch to 2)
1/2 cup buckwheat cooked with 1 tsp cinnamon in 1 cup of water
4 big strawberries (2 cut up and cooked into the buckwheat and 2 sliced on top for contrasting textures)
Stevia to taste (or omit if your strawberries are nice and sweet)
  • toast buckwheat in pot (no oil) for a few mins
  • add water and cinnamon
  • boil until there is no more water and the buckwheat is tender
  • stir through 2 chopped strawberries
  • add stevia to taste (or not at all)
  • serve topped with chopped strawberries
  • Enjoy!
I love this breakfast because its sweet and special but fills you up and is ridiculously low cal and high nutrient. (we're talking about 200 cals for the whole bowl!) I prefer buckwheat to quinoa (its lower cal and I prefer the carby texture) but this recipe works just as well with quinoa.

Hope you're having a lovely day! xxx
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  1. Your breakfast looks absolutely delicious!!! I am definitely going to try that!

  2. Thanks for the shout out Claire! Much appreciated. High-five for practising kindness :)


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