Happy Easter, friends!!
I truly LOVE this holiday. Let’s take a brief tour down memory lane of LAST Easter, just for kicks.
I can’t believe another year has gone by…..crazy! I was just joking with my mom and Ryan the other day that this was the first birthday I wasn’t looking forward to because as of June 11th, I will officially be in my MID TWENTIES!!!!!!! Gahhhhhh! Ryan gave me the evil eye and huffed away. Haha 😉 It was also a year ago this weekend that I adopted Dexter, our furry child!
I recently told Ryan it might be time to get Dexter a little friend but the idea was vetoed. Our next pet will definitely be a puppy but it will come in time. I want one SO BADLY right now but I know it doesn’t make logical sense when we don’t even live together yet. We already have a name picked out and everything though! 😉
Anyways, unfortunately I went to sleep last night AND woke up this morning with a MIGRAINE! I have not had a migraine in months and don’t know what brought it on. There’s some factors that might have played in though: sudden lack of caffeine, not enough protein yesterday, wine, stress…….I don’t know. I went to sleep with a cold pack on my head and thought it might go away but this morning when I got up at 5:30, it was still quite bad. So, I had to pop 2 excedrin migraine (I HATE to do this) and hope for the best. I wanted to get something light in my tummy when I took the pills so I had half a naner with almond butter:
And then I began my Easter morning with a 30 minute compassionate yoga practice dedicated to the sacrifice that Jesus made for all of us. I followed along with Yoga Download’s Power Yoga #4 donation only class, which focuses intensely on universal love and compassion. I love this yoga class because it is so focused and slow. Dawnelle, the instructor, leads us through a seated meditation on compassion and I used that time to pray and meditate on God’s love and sacrifice for us and how we, in turn, must be living examples of universal love and compassion to the world. Very inspiring and beautiful, and got rid of my migraine asap! 🙂 This was the absolute perfect way to begin my Easter morning.
After my practice, I made some breakfast. Oats, obviously!
This combo was velvety smooth and consisted of:
- 1/2 cup oats + 1/2 cup almond milk + 1/2 cup water
- 1/4 cup liquid egg whites
- 1/2 banana
- cinnamon and sea salt
- last scoop of almond butter
- pure maple syrup
I have never used egg whites actually IN my oatmeal before and did so today for an extra boost of protein since I am out of protein powder and my new stuff should be here in a few days. I have to say I really actually liked the addition though! I added the egg whites when I was cooking the oats on the stove and it made the oats super creamy and smooth. I couldn’t taste any “eggy-ness” at all and the bowl was very filling. I don’t think I will do this too much in the future though since I make my oats usually at work and don’t want to lug the container of egg whites with me every morning in my lunchbox. It was yummy though today!
Enjoy your Easter morning and I will see you for lunch!