Hi again, everybody! I'm back.
I found a little downtime so I am happy to share with all of you what I am loving recently. On most days, when I don't have much time for cooking, or when I feel like snacking, I sit infront of my laptop with a bowl of super seed mix. YES, here's my current obsession.
It's only recently that I discovered this. One day, about 2 months ago, my mother-in-law gave a me a bagful of flax, pumpkin, chai with granola seeds and told me it's great to mix it with yogurt. Serbians, by the way, loooooovvvveeee milk & yogurt. My husband alone can finish one litre of each a day if he wants to. Honestly, he couldn't make me to drink yogurt until the start of my pregnancy. I just never liked it. 'Cause the only kind of yogurt I have tasted before are the flavored ones sold in supermarkets back home. And they taste like plastic. But one strange day, in the middle of winter last January, I suddenly felt the need to drink yogurt. It was the most unusual craving for me! Even I could not believe that urge but as I learned later on, with pregnant women, they usually look for food that their body needs. I guess that, since I was always against drinking milk and yogurt my WHOLE life, I needed that much calcium for a well-balanced diet since I was growing a baby. And so the obsession to drinking milk and yogurt stayed on up to this day. I really think highly of my calcium intake that me and my husband we can slurp up gallons in a few days. And when we buy milk we literally buy in dozens ;p
|We always go for yogurts with 2.8% fat; just the plain and simple yogurt; the most wholesome and versatile|
So, let me share with you guys how I make this simple snack. This is really just straightforward.
First, I pour in just enough yogurt in a small-sized bowl.
And then, I add in about 6 tablespoons of my seeds.
And then, I add about 2 teaspoons of sugar. I normally use brown sugar but in this case, I used white.
Breakfast for the champions, as some would say. I usually have 2 bowls or more in a day.
Easy right? Easy but excellent for overall health. It has a wide variety of health benefits, a great source of Omega 3's, fiber, calcium, iron, potassium, protein, among others. Plus it contains lots of antioxidants, and is great for boosting your immune system.
I normally try different seeds and combine it with dried fruits as well. And for some of you who may not like it with yogurt, you can turn them into a smoothie or mix them in your pancakes.
For now, here's what I enjoy. With a cup of chamomile tea on the side, since the cold winter has arrived.
|Ahhh, so nice and warm especially with Christmas coming up!|
But soon, who knows maybe I can share a good pancake recipe with this! If I can squeeze a little downtime again since there's so much going on.. Catholic Christmas, New Year, and then Orthodox Christmas, and then Orthodox New Year! Phew.. not 2, but 4 celebrations. Will tell you more about it next time!