Rise and shine! With the light returning minutes earlier every day, now’s a good time to start getting activity in at the very beginning of the day. Not only does exercise (mental and physical) do great things for your body, but it increases overall productivity, aids with sleep and will help you tidy up other areas of life once you see what you can accomplish.
Whether it’s yoga, the gym, or morning meditation, you may notice a voice inside your head, called the witness, that has a way of talking you out of things – a devil’s advocate, in a sense. I find the witness easiest to ignore if I hop right out of bed, throw on my clothes, and head out the door. If that doesn’t work, visualizing how I’ll feel during my chosen activity usually does the trick.
This month’s recipe is a perfect post-activity breakfast that you can double or triple, then package in smaller containers to have ready at your finger tips. So, make a promise to yourself, pick a day and before you know it, you’ll be catching the early morning Sun every day!
~200g kale, 1” slices
1 Tbsp olive oil
½ red pepper, matchsticks
1 medium onion, diced
1 large clove garlic, minced
9 large eggs
2 Tbsp milk (or water)
85g goat cheese
salt and pepper to taste
Preheat the oven to 400 F. In an oven safe pan, heat oil and sauté onions and red pepper until soft. Add kale and cook 2 minutes more. In a bowl, whisk together eggs and milk. Add to pan. Sprinkle in goat cheese then season with salt and pepper. Transfer to oven and bake for 15-18 minutes or until centre is set. Cool 5 minutes then serve. Be careful – pan handle will still be hot!
Yoga teacher & kitchen advocate