This morning I went to an early morning hot yoga class with Liz at New York Yoga. It’s our last week to use our unlimited monthly passes that we bought through Living Social, a Groupon-like deal. It was 70 degrees and especially humid (especially for late October), so the class was extra challenging.
No lies, the instructor even said, “You guys all look like you’ve jumped into a swimming pool and we’re only 10 minutes in.” Needless to say, it is a great feeling to start your day off feeling cleansed, refreshed and energized after an hour of vinyasa.
While the twists, hip-openers and shoulder stands were much needed, the best part of the experience was after. And no, I’m not talking about savasana. After the sweat session, I had enough time to go to Liz’s apartment, shower and indulge in a delicious and hearty breakfast.
Allow me to introduce you to THE Breakfast Bowl (copyright Liz)
It may look like just another heaping bowl of Kashi and chocolate Cheerios, but look a little closer kids. It’s actually a thicky, creamy smoothie filled to the brim and topped with added crunch. Though I did not witness the actual blending, Liz’s ingredients included frozen berries, banana, greek yogurt, peanut butter, spinach (yes, spinach) maca powder and chocolate wheatgrass.
In the past, I’ve given Liz a hard time about her “kitchen sink” smoothies, but this was good. I mean really good. And filled me up in a good way, too. I won’t get into the boring nutritional aspects right now, but it goes without saying that this was a bowlful of balance! If only I had the time and luxury to indulge like this every morning. I have a feeling my oatmeal is going to pale in comparison tomorrow morning. May have to man up and make some steel cut oats!