Monday, September 7, 2009

Homework Day :-( Boo

Well, since today is going to be a homework infested day, I figured I had better fuel my brain appropriately (*read* make a time consuming breakfast so as to put the homework off a little longer).

First I made a potent berry smoothie. I started with an Amazing Grass sample - Berry Flavour:



And added unsweetened almond milk, and about a cup of frozen mixed berries (strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, blackberries).

Next I added a scoop of Chia Seeds:



And a tsp of Bee Pollen:



Voila:



Powerful potent brain food - in a glass.

Next I cooked up some mocha oats:



Ta da:



Alright ... that's enough. Off to do the dreaded homework. Can't put it off any longer.

If I come out alive, you'll hear from me later.

5 comments:

katsdailyplate said...

Jolene, Looks great. What are the nutritional benefits of Bee Pollen and Chia Seeds? I've seen them around, but never used/ tried either of them. Would love to know more!

Joy of Food said...

I feel for you with the homework, I'm glad my time is over, although sometimes I do miss the studying.

btw do you have a blog roll, I'd love to know what other blogs you read.

Taylor

Simply Life said...

Oh those oats look great! Is it just simple oatmeal with chocolate chips? What are you studying?

Jolene - EverydayFoodie said...

Kat - Chia seeds have enormous health benefits. You do not need to grind them like you do with flax seeds, and they contain a lot of essential fatty acids (like fish). They also provide antioxidants. See this site for more info: http://icreatewisdom.com/chiaseed.html

Bee pollen also has a HUGE list of benefits. For info, check out this site: http://www.alternativescentral.com/beepollen.htm

Today was my first day trying either, so I don't know a lot about how/ if they will work to give me energy etc. But I will keep you posted, as I continue to use them.

Simply Life - I used 1/2 cup coffee, 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk, 1/2 cup oats, and then after the oats were done, I topped them with a little bit of flax and a sprinkle of chocolate chips :-) I am studying psychology. I already work as a grade 7/8 school teacher, but am finishing up my second degree in psychology, and since I am doing an honours degree, it requires an experiment and thesis. I am working on the thesis now.

Taylor - I am just getting the hang of the blogger tools, but I think I know how to add a blog roll! I will add one!

joy of food said...

You are a dear and I thank you.