Oatmeal has a nostalgic place in my heart. We often think of the paper-packaged overtly sweet packets that would be ready in a few minutes. The warmth of oats on a cold morning, the ease of its quick preparation would lead me to gravitate toward it as a child. Nowadays I go for the healthier route and they are one of those staples that are easy to assemble and devour. You can add as much as you’d like to create a filling bowl, from dried fruits to edible flowers, and coconut butter. It’s hearty and filling which is ideal for on the go or a cozy day-in breakfast.
Before Liora Bel’s recipe from her cookbook The Mix, I would have never thought to add tahini to my oats. However, it’s no different that adding a nut butter, except this falls under seed butter. So if avoiding any kind of nut is on your radar, look to tahini for that neutral creaminess and loads of nutrients.
Last year I created a mermaid bowl that looks almost too pretty to eat but it’s actually filled with protein and flowers because, like I said before, anytime I can add some flowers I will. Because it’s a few ingredients, it’s incredibly simple to make in the morning or even iced.
But this time we have another blue creation that derives the blue hue from a protein powder – in this case it’s Moon Juice Blue Beauty Protein Powder(Brown Rice Protein based and features Chia Seed Powder, Tocotrienols, Blue Spirulina Extract, Ashwagandha Root & Amla Berry Extract). Spirulina always makes a bright addition to any mood with the cerulean hues. I love the Moon Juice protein powders because they make the drink super creamy (thanks to the tocos) as well as containing 24 grams of protein / 4% of iron which is a nice addition.
Finally, it’s June and so we reluctantly welcome the rising temperatures but being to surround ourselves with plans and lots of iced lattes to keep us going. There’s always a beauty in every season and summer is no different. I got some new plants from The Sill including a Peperomia Ripple Ruby as well as a Calathea Fusion White beauty.
When I think of summer the concepts that come to mind are carefree days, firefly filled nights, winding down but also filling in as many plans as one can. There’s definitely wanderlust brewing and car rides with the windows down and the music flowing.
This is completely belated but, never late than never right? May has been a really busy month: work wise and creatively. I’ve definitely taken the time this month to have more experiences and gatherings. A few of my loved ones had birthdays this month. I think I spent more time venturing out and speaking my truth instead of sitting idly when there’s something I want.
I’ve realized that there’s a difference between being in observation (or present) versus in thinking mode which can have your thoughts jumping to conclusions or focused too much on the past or future, things in which we have no control. This month I emphasized my thoughts on what I wanted in that moment. This led me to sleep earlier and therefore I have been waking up earlier.