Most mornings, like many working moms, I’m just about getting out of the house on time. You know the drill-heavy bags dragging each shoulder down, slurping a cup of milk and gulping down breakfast-those kinds of mornings are many.
But on the mornings where I don’t teach an early class or train an early client, I eat a slow breakfast-and it feels almost like a luxury! I actually plate my food, pick out one of my favorite bright and happy mugs (often from a destination gift shop I’ve collected), and I sit down and actually enjoy each morsel of deliciousness.
From all the self-help books and eastern philosophy I’ve digested I know how healthy and important it is for me to slow down. The mindfulness movement has it right! Bringing presence to the moment, even a breakfast moment, carries a sense of joy and fullness. Just the act of carving out a simple slow five minutes can affect the way you carry on through the rest of our day.
There are plenty of week days where I hustle out the door, and many days that feel endless and tiring, when you can steal a moment or two in the morning to sit down and enjoy the most important meal of the day, give yourself that slow breakfast.
So What’s for Breakfast?
Blueberry Vitamuffin with Justin’s Vanilla Almond Butter
Bowl full of Black Cherries
Silk Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk
On my way to Beehive Cafe after this to get some Coconut Tea with Steamed Soy (Thanks for my forever morning drink Allison Farias!)