I feel like I’m scrambled eggs. Nope, that’s not a typo, I meant to write that. Picture that old commercial, “this is your brain on drugs-type thing” and that’s how my head feels these days. As I sit here looking around my apartment I barely recognize it. Boxes in the corner that slowly but surely is getting organized and put away, my boyfriend, The Bartender has moved in. I stare at the clock…"oh God it’s 8:32am, I have to finish this blog by 9am" I tell my A-type self, but my head is scrambled eggs because I went to bed late. My routine is off ever since the move in and I’m trying not to freak out. Which begs the question, where the hell is my damn bandwagon? I need to jump back on.
Bandwagon sounds so ghetto, I seriously think it should be called a carriage.
Please don’t get me wrong I’m not having second thoughts. Rather, a part of me feels slightly violated and weirded out when someone goes through my shit to make room for theirs. It feels like I’ve had this place on my own forever, but really it’s only because I’ve pushed every bad relationship into the recesses of my mind, down the garbage shoot and out my spiritual asshole. Poop…it’s gone!
So as I find myself racing against time since I’m trying to catch up to the carriage I fell off of, I find myself tempted by the chocolate chip banana bread at my local coffee shop. It’s a gluten and sugar-filled nightmare and baby I tell you these mornings, it’s had my name all over it.
Melissa reaches for the tip of her carriage and hoists herself back up.
Unless I feel like being an emotional mess, with bad skin, a bloated belly and funky poops, I have instead created by far the tastiest and easiest breakfast known to man.
(Grain-free, Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Paleo lova)
2 tbsp ground chia
1 tbsp ground flax
1-2 tbsp unsweetened shredded coconut
Mixed nuts (I like walnuts, pecans and pumpkin seeds)
½ apple chopped
¼ tsp cinnamon
Pinch grated nutmeg and clove
1 packet stevia
Pinch sea salt
(Optional): Protein powder of your choice
Combine all ingredients together in a small mason jar and take it with you on the run and when you’re ready at your desk, simply fill it with hot water. Done!
I’m in love with this recipe because it keeps me full and happy with a great mixture of fibre, fat and protein. And for those looking to ease off on grains (which in excess can be acidic on the body), this breakfast is an excellent, easy choice.
In the meantime, having someone in your apartment after being independent for a while can be hard. It just means creating space for yourself so that you can breathe and have a glimpse of your carriage so you can jump back on. I’ve scheduled yoga tonight, got my breakfast down and instead of chatting until 1am it’ll be an 11pm bedtime again for this mamacita. So instead of looking at your overwhelm and blaming the outside for the world, remember you are always in the driver’s seat of your carriage.
Overwhelm? Poop! It’s gone…