Wednesdays are my day off, but I decided to do something productive to start my day. So when Jared got up for work at 5am this morning, I got up with him and had him drop me off at the train station so I could head to a 6am yoga class at Body Mind Life in Surry Hills. I’ve been going there for about a year now, and it’s my favourite yoga studio. I love the classes and the teachers are all so talented and lovely. I usually do 1-2 classes of the Essentials classes per week – these are the beginner level classes. Even though I’ve been practicing yoga for a couple of years now, I still like them because the teachers go through all the proper foundations and building blocks of the poses, which I know I sometimes get lazy with in my home practice. And every now and then I do an Open class – which is a class open to all levels and a bit more challenging. I haven’t done anything higher than that though.
…. Until today. I don’t know how I managed this, but somehow today instead of going to the 60min Essentials Class, I ended up in a 75min Progressive Class. Think inversions, handstands and “adventurous” sequences. Things I’m definitely not used to! But due to my pride, instead of leaving and admitting I was in the wrong class, I stayed and pushed through the whole class. Sure, there were a couple of things I couldn’t do as well as others (and I knew my physical limits so I didn’t push them to the point of risking an injury of course), I was drowning in my own sweat and I still couldn’t conquer a solid handstand… BUT, I was so surprised at all the things I could do. By the end of the class, I was tired, sore but I felt so proud of myself for trying my best!
Afterwards, I showered, caught a train and then walked the 2km home. I was back in one of Jared’s t-shirts, no pants and in the kitchen making breakfast by 9am. I love getting a workout in early in the morning, leaves me with so much left of the day to do everything else. Everything else like make myself ice cream for breakfast.
Yes, ice cream for breakfast. Well, it’s not quite ice cream. It’s really a healthified, vegan version of it. So, nice cream seems more fitting. (I would love to say that I came up with this name, but it’s been around on Instagram for a while now).
My nice cream was admittedly no Ben & Jerry’s, but after that intense yoga class and morning walk, I felt it came pretty damn close in satisfaction levels. It was made from a base of frozen bananas. We had a whole bunch go super ripe last week and I had no time to put them in a cake or bread, so I froze them all.If you’re still not convinced it’s a great idea, here’s a few reasons why this is a great dish:
- It’s got cacao: a known antioxidant and gives it a rich chocolate flavour
- It’s got peanut butter: full of good fats, protein and the flavour goes so well with the cacao
- It’s got LSA and Australian chia seeds: LSA is linseed, sunflower and almond meal and is packed full of protein, fibre, minerals and vitamins (keep it in the fridge though to keep it fresh and nutrition intact). Chia seeds are full of good fats (omega 3), fibre and protein. I get both from the Source Bulk Foods.*
- It’s got no sugar, processed garbage, additives or preservatives like most ice creams have.
- IT. TASTES. AMAZING.
You can also make it even more nourishing and throw some toppings on there, like fruit, seeds, granola, nuts etc. I made a quick stovetop granola with nuts, organic butter and a little raw honey. So good. Just, so, so good. If you’re going to make yourself something nice for breakfast this week, make this. You won’t regret it!
Have a great day everyone!
* I am a recipe creator for The Source Bulk Foods, however I don’t earn any commission for any sales made through my website. I just support their high quality products, use them in my daily recipes and then share it with you all.
- 1 and 1/2 frozen bananas
- 1/3 cup non-dairy milk (almond, rice or coconut)
- 1 tablespoon LSA meal
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 1 tablespoon natural peanut butter
- 1 teaspoon cacao powder
- Place all ingredients into a high speed blender or food processor.
- Blend/process until well blended.
- Serve by itself or topped with fruit, nuts, seeds or granola.