A sweet, protein-packed zing for breakfast! Gluten-free and vegan lemon poppy seed quinoa flakes is a perfect warm porridge recipe that will leave you feeling bright and ready to start you day in a healthy way!
***This post has been updated in March 2016. Original writing stands***
Happy Thursday lovlies! Just two more days until the weekend. March is now almost half way over already! I always say, once January, February, and March get over and done with, I turn into a much happier person and so does everyone else…and even the weather 😉 You can really start to tell the spring and summer and almost close enough to touch, taste, and smell. I feel my body craving it. Soon the days won’t feel so long and cumbersome. It is time to get some spring in our step (literally and figuratively!) So I put together a nice Spring upper body workout for you all. This is another of my favorites and it has a fun yoga inspired surprise at the end of each round 😉
+ Complete 3 rounds any way you like, but at the end of each round hold Chaturanga for as long as possible. When you can’t hold it any longer, try not to collapse to the floor, but push back up with that last little bit of strength!
+ Dumbbells can be used for all exercises, but I like to use a barbell for the bent-over rows.
+ Use challenging weights. I usually split everything up into 10 reps. For example. I will do 10 front raises, 10 bent-over rows, repeat that and more on to the next two.
And now for those poppy seeds 😉 So, what is bright and sunny and goes with poppy seeds? Lemon of course. Yea, so I didn’t want to make Lemon Poppy Seed Pancakes, but I did make some Lemon Poppy Seed Quinoa Flakes awhile back. I’ve had this recipe in the to-post-pile for months and now it finally can have it’s time in the spotlight!
Lemon Poppy Seed Quinoa Flakes
- In a microwave safe bowl, combine all ingredients (except water and lemon juice) and mix. Next add the water and lemon juice, mix again.
- Cook on high in the microwave for 2 minutes. Remove safely!
- Garnish with more poppy seeds and a cute lemon slice ;)
Yay for poppy seeds! I really do think they are so cute and have a wonderful taste! You will be seeing them again in the near future 😉
So tell me:
+ Are you excited for Spring? What is the first thing you notice about the changing seasons?
+ Are you one of those people who swear by drinking warm water and lemon in the morning? I am not. I think the acid from the lemon would kill my stomach. I need my acid pills in the morning, haha, but I take those with 16oz of water…just no lemon 😉
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