This article and breakfast recipe are sponsored by Blue Diamond Almond Breeze. All opinions are my own.
The past few weeks… I’ve been watching people all around me, lovely normal people comparing themselves to other people, or who they think they should be or who they think they should look like. And then what happens? They feel bad about themselves and make choices that don’t honor who they are.And it makes me so sad every time I see a person reject themselves…
Do you know what I mean?
Because when anyone compares their body, business, job, bank account, relationship… whatever, to others – well, then they are really just rejecting yourself, aren’t they?
We all know that rejecting ourselves isn’t good news. And comparing ourselves to others surely isn’t either.
And so this crazy comparing cycle continues.
I see it a lot here in NYC and everywhere I travel.
Girls who are 15. Women who are 50. Boys who are 28. And so forth…
So, instead of comparing ourselves to others, how about doing a few nice things this week? Here are a few that I’m going to be doing… what will do you for yourself this week?
Treating myself to an organic green juice every day.
Staying positive. Because… it’s not easy if your health flops but stay strong and move on. I’m happy to honestly say that It’s OKAY to say that you had a bad day or that your life isn’t easy. I know what it’s like when you’re stuck not feeling well with nowhere to turn and you feel like you are going to a million doctors but no one is helping you… when you are spending all of your waking hours dedicated to your health.
I get it.
But you can go beyond that.
And treat yourself to something every day.
Even if it’s just a little sunshine or a sunflower.
Go ahead, you can do it.
And then you can dig into this fabulous gluten-free breakfast.
I mean, come on now, it’s not every day you get to enjoy a tasty quinoa breakfast, is it? Sit down, take a few extra minutes to savor your first meal of the day before you rush out the door and then go treat yourself to something special… even if it’s just a nice bottle of seltzer with a fresh lemon.
…how does that sound to you?
- 1/2 cup uncooked quinoa
- 1 cup Almond Breeze Unsweetened Almond Milk
- 1 small banana thinly sliced
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- 1 Tbsp. organic coconut oil
- 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
- 1/4 cup dried cranberries
- 2 Tbsp. ground flax seeds
In a medium saucepan over low heat, cook quinoa with almond milk, banana and sea salt. Cover and bring to a boil, then remove from heat. Set aside and cover for 15 minutes or until almond milk is completely absorbed. Add remaining ingredients; mix well to combine.
This post is sponsored by Blue Diamond Almond Breeze.