EAT OATS; STAY HEALTHY
Academic studies, after college jobs and extracurricular activities can quickly consume a teenagers’ calendar. With busy schedules and multiplying obligations, the recommended healthy food that we must intake is reducing. Add the 60 minutes or more of physical activity to the equation and you might even feel overwhelmed. We are smart enough to appreciate the benefits of a healthy diet, but also are easily tempted by fast and tasty junk food.
Take a deep breath and have a closer look. Being healthy is not just about what you eat, even though that is a big portion. It is about how you treat your body, meaning what you put into it and the type of things you put your body through. Mostly, we think being healthy is an expensive and difficult lifestyle but the reality to this assumption is we are reluctant to make changes in our lives; just mere excuses that hold us back from leading healthy lives.
While our bodies have in many ways changed over the centuries, one thing has remained the same is that we eat to live and if we go a decent amount of time without eating, our bodies send a signal to our brains and we begin to think that we are starving and immediately go into our natural survival instinct. This means that when our metabolism starts lowering and we eat, our bodies tend to try and conserve the energy then burn it in the various activities that we perform the entire day.
So as far as energy levels and maintaining a healthy lifestyle is concerned, eating breakfast is literally breaking the fast that you go through while sleeping and helping you jump start your metabolism and helps in maintaining a good level blood sugar.
Here, today I have with me is an amazing deal of healthy, tasty, easy to make and fast to prepare breakfast, i.e., Gluten Free Banana Oatmeal which is high in protein, gluten free and mouth watering. This recipe, I myself found on the internet and till date, I am so crazy about Gluten Free Banana Oatmeal that I couldn’t stop myself from sharing my little secret with you guys. I hope you like it too!
1/2 Cup Coconut Milk,
2 Baby Bananas,
1 Tsp Cinnamon,
1/4 Tsp Nutmeg,
Optional: Almond Butter, Walnuts, Berries, Coconut Flakes and 1/2 C – 3/4 C Egg Whites.
Mix all ingredients in a blender until fully combined. Spray a small saucepan with non stick cooking spray. Make sure you don’t skip this step or you are going to have a fun time scraping out the pan afterwards. Next, on medium heat, add the blended ingredients to the saucepan. Stir consistently (3-5 minutes), the mixture will begin to thicken up to an oatmeal consistency. Remove from heat and pour into a bowl, add toppings and some additional cinnamon and enjoy your healthy yet tasty bowl of breakfast!