Rise n’ Shine! Time for a little millet breakfast. I’ve been getting so many requests for vegan breakfast ideas and healthy vegetarian recipes …. So, here y’all go.
Switch out your morning oatmeal with this yummy porridge! It’s a filling and protein-rich breakfast anytime of the year. So yummy, super comforting and warm in the winter and can be served chilled in the summer, too.
Before we move onto this millet recipe, I wanted to chat for a minute about how to handle stressful situations when you find your head spinning, your palms sweaty, your voice a bit agitated…
You get the picture, right?
Well, here’s a little experiment to try the next time you find yourself in a situation where you’re ready to loose your cool. Before you do- don’t stress and get upset, simply stop talking and examine your body. Notice any tension. Are you feeling heavier or lighter anywhere in your body? Is your heart beating a million miles a minute? Are you ready to run away or start fighting with someone? It could be your father, sister, uncle, mail man, the cab driver, the cashier at the food store, the car in front of you in traffic…anyone.
You’ve been there. We all have.
But since I started focusing on me- and not letting external people affect the way that I feel- I’ve taken a back seat to stressful situations because honestly, they’re just not worth me getting all worked up about- stress just raises our cortisol and sends our bodies into fight or flight mode.
And not the way to heal. At all.
So, all those negative people- or people who yell or fight or argue about silly things in your life- you can do something about it. And you don’t need that drama in your life. Amen!
Just take a deep breath and think about your conversation.
Is it really that important that you WIN this? Is it so important that this person agree with YOUR point of view? No, it’s not. Trust me, you don’t need anyone’s permission to think what you think nor do you need their permission to feel great about yourself.
Move on. Let them think what they want. They’ll appreciate the space you give them. Yes, they will. You’ll see. I’ve been using this for awhile now and it works. I have no anger in me- no negativity at all. I never have- but I grew up with a father who yelled a lot and it nearly killed me to be yelled at and talked to in his tone of voice for over 30 years. So, I simply said that I was going to move on with my life and control what I can- and that’s me- since I can’t control him or anyone else. And I’m a big girl, so no one, NO one messes with my feelings or makes me feel a certain way because that would simply mean that they have more power than you and no one should have more power over YOUR feelings. Plus, I make myself too happy every day to let someone else make me sad or mad!
So, try this today. Let other people believe what they want to believe. Even if their beliefs are about you. Even if you disagree 100%.
The only thing you’ll loose is your attachment to others thoughts.
But in the meantime, you’ll reclaim your freedom.
And your joy.
And your life.
And your sanity.
And your enthusiasm.
And a whole lot more.
Try to buy everything organic. Here’s why: The Benefits of Eating Organic.
- 1 cup uncooked millet
- 1 cup almond milk
- 1/2 cup raw almonds
- 1 tsp. maple syrup
- 1 tsp. dairy-free vegan butter such as Earth Balance
- 1 Tbsp. carob powder
- 2 Tbsp. cinnamon
- 2 Tbsp. coconut flakes
- 2 Tbsp. ground flax seeds
- 1/4 tsp. almond extract
- 1/4 tsp. sea salt
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
- Cook millet according to package directions.
- Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine almonds with maple syrup, butter and carob powder; toss to coat almonds completely. Spread mixture on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake in the oven for 30 minutes or until toasted. Remove from oven; set aside.
- Remove cooked millet from heat; transfer to four serving bowls. Top with almond milk, toasted almonds, coconut flakes, flax seeds, almond extract and sea salt.
- Serve warm.