Quick, healthy & filling breakfast: Raw porridge!

There are days, when you just don’t have time to prepare an elaborate healthy meal. And the good news is, it’s not a problem! Healthy food doesn’t need to take long, a bit of planning, a good intention and good ingredients will do the trick.

So here’s my recipe for a quick, healthy and filling breakfast: it’s raw porridge!

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What you need:

> about 2 tbsp of raisins

> 1/2 to 1 cup of rolled oaths (depending of how hungry you are in the morning)

> 1 apple

> 1/4 tsp cinnamon

> berries of your choice

What to do:

> soak raisins and rolled oats overnight

> in the morning chop a fresh apple and blend it with the soaked raisins, oaths and water

> add berries

> sprinkle with cinnamon

> enjoy! 🙂

Why it’s good for you:

> oaths are packed with protein, fiber, vitamin B and minerals

> raisins are an excellent source of fiber, calcium, iron, potassium and vitamin A (read some more…)

> apples are high in fiber, vitamin A, B2, C and K, pectin and boron. They are cleansing, lower blood cholesterol, keep blood sugar levels up and aid digestion (read some more…)

> cinnamon is warming and promotes digestion. Some research even shows that it helps the body use insulin more efficiently.

There you go, rise and shine! 🙂

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Yoga Body: The Backlash

Something to think about. Yoga is not about changing your body. It’s about becoming comfortable and accepting yourself… and then the needed change will occcur naturally.

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Two years ago I wrote a popular post titled Yoga Body: The Conspiracy. At the time it was very warmly received, generating thousands of hits, hundreds of shares and loads of positive comments. But lately the commentary hasn’t been very affirmative. In fact, its been making people pretty angry. One yoga teacher was enraged enough to call me an ignorant, lazy, pissed off “fat chick”. Nice. So what I wondered, was suddenly getting people so upset?

A lot of commentators disagreed with my claim that the ‘perfect’ yoga body used to sell yoga mats, clothes, DVDs, books, workshops, festivals, retreats, studio memberships, etc. was not a healthy ideal, that it was a body overworked and underfed. They saw it as a glowing icon of inspiration, the natural outcome of a wholesome yogic lifestyle (i.e. self-discipline and dietary control). And as one person pointed out, if I didn’t have a yoga…

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