Hello from inside the storm!
As I’m writing this, it IS STILL SNOWING. Last I heard, my town had gotten 2 and a half feet of snow, but that was several hours ago and it’s snowing pretty hard still, so who knows what the final amount will be! It’s definitely looking like this is going to be a storm for the record books.
When I woke up to this blizzardy winter wonderland this morning, I felt inspired to experiment with a fun breakfast while I drank my morning coffee. I’m a HUGE fan of pancakes, and I loved this healthier single-serving version! It came out pretty darn good, and it smelled amazing too – after I finished cooking mine, my mom requested that I make her one too! It’s simple and quick to make, so I didn’t mind (she repaid me by making a fresh pot of coffee too.) 🙂
1/4 cup rolled oats
1/4 coconut flour
1 tablespoon almond butter
Large dash of cinnamon
Almond Milk (or milk of your choice)
Combine the first 5 ingredients in a small bowl. It will form a dry dough. Once the ingredients are well-combined, start adding splashes of almond milk and continue stirring. I didn’t measure exactly, but I probably added around 1/2 cup almond milk. The dough will be thicker than regular pancake batter. Spoon all the batter onto a frying pan over medium heat, forming a single pancake. Cook for 3-5 minutes, then carefully flip! It will be a bit crumbly from the oats, so it’s best to do this quickly. Cook another 3-5 minutes until crispy and light brown on both sides. Top with another sprinkle of cinnamon, a dollop of almond butter, and maple syrup! I enjoyed mine with half a banana as well.
It was delicious! After cleaning up, I did a 40 minute beginner yoga video with weights on Gigabody. It was tough, even for a beginner workout, but I was able to get through it. For the most part. My arms were exhausted from one too many downward dog poses at one point, and I just collapsed in a sweaty puddle on my yoga mat. But I rallied, and got through it alright in the end. 🙂
Then, I went outside to check out the blizzard for myself!
Brady was not too upset about all the snow, he just really wanted someone to play with him in it.
He’s demanding. Keeper (our resident old lady dog – she’s 14), was being smart and hiding indoors. She doesn’t like snow very much in the best of circumstances, and snow that’s twice as tall as she is? Nah, not gonna mess with that.
If only I could train Brady and Keeper like these two penguins…
Maybe a new goal for winter 2015? 😉
The rest of the day was spent holed up inside under a blanket with some hot cocoa and Game of Thrones (I’m late to the game, just starting the first season now!).
If you experienced the blizzard, how did you spend the snowday?