For the New Year, I wanted to come up with a New Year’s resolution that I would be able to actually sustain past the first week of the year. I decided instead of creating a very specific resolution, I would create a broad one that would help me enjoy each success. I am really trying hard to be more conscious about the foods that I eat and how they may affect my lupus.
I am interested in learning more about the AIP diet, but right now, it is just too restrictive for me to sustain. I decided that I was going to begin by simply choosing better options. Because if we are going to be completely honest, I am really bad with food choices and I love to eat. Two issues that are really creating more issues the older I get.
A big change I knew I had to make was actually eating something for breakfast. I have always been one of those people that skip breakfast most days and I know that I need to become better at breakfasting.
The only issue is that I suffer from nausea many mornings and literally can not stomach the idea of eating food so early in the day. I was not interested in starting with a heavy or greasy breakfast of any sort, so I figured I need to create something light that could pack a punch and keep me feeling as good as possible in the mornings. I hate mornings….with a passion.
I created an amazingly delicious breakfast ‘treat’ that I like to call Power Yogurt. The great thing about this power yogurt is that it can be modified to create many variations to really fulfill any craving you may be having.
I like to use:
I then added one scoop of Think Thin Probiotic and Protein powder in Madagascar Vanilla. This stuff is absolutely amazing! While it has a little of that signature protein powder taste when mixed into a beverage, it is pretty tame in this recipe as the other flavorful ingredients help to cut the protein taste.
Then comes one of my favorite and super simple additions, this delicious Toasted Pineapple and Coconut Chia/Flax Seed mix from McCormicks. I have never seen these until recently and I am already obsessed. It literally was love at first taste. I really thought it would be some weird fake flavored crunch, but this stuff is seriously amazingly delicious! There are also other flavors like Blueberry Ginger and Banana Cocoa. These breakfast toppers really give a ‘granola’ like addition to this power yogurt.
Next I take a half of teaspoon of Maple Grove Farm’s Organic Maple Syrup and drizzle on top.
Pineapple Yogurt Maple Power Yogurt
- 1/4 cup greek yogurt I used plain
- 1 scoop of probiotic/protein powder I used vanilla.
- 1 tbsp of McCormick's Breakfast Topper I used Toasted Coconut and Pineapple with Chia and Flax
- 1 tbsp of organic maple syrup
- Mix 1 scoop of probiotic powder into a 1/4 cup of plain greek yogurt. Top with 1 tbsp of coconut and pineapple breakfast toppers. Drizzle 1 tbsp of organic maple syrup over the top. Enjoy!