poweroatmealLife feels pretty full these days.  

I raise two young kids full time. I try to be an active member in my community. I do my best to keep a clean house and provide healthy meals for my family. And in the moments in between (like, all of them) I keep up with this blog. I like my full life. I love it, in fact. But it takes a lot of conscious effort to stay on top of it all. 

How do I do that?

I have two calendars (one for our social lives and one for blogging) that I write and keep detailed schedules throughout the week. It helps that I’m have an extreme type-A personality, and it helps even more that I can finally admit and embrace it.

I go to sleep early to get as much sleep as possible. Many evenings I’m tempted to squeeze in a little more work before sleep but I’ve recently learned that I am my best, healthiest, and most productive self when I get the extra rest.

I allow myself the necessary alone time that keeps me fueled. When I sense myself feeling stressed or overwhelmed, I’ll take the time on the weekends or in the evenings to take a solo walk, a long bath, or a quiet drive. 

But probably the most important factor of staying on top of the chaos is I eat good food


Starting the day off with the right amount of calories, nutrients, proteins, and fats is essential for an emotionally healthy day. A good breakfast fuels my body, improves my moods, and energizes my spirit. More and more I am learning that the food I put into our body has the largest direct impact on how I feel. I am more positive, patient, and calm (all very necessary these days with my toddler and woddler).

Many days begin with a green smoothie or nutrient-packed smoothie bowl but over the past few days, I have gone back to my first love, oatmeal. However my old oatmeal won’t do anymore (fruit & maple syrup) and so I’ve amped it up with all the superfood reinforcements I can find to help me power up. This oatmeal is incredible versatile and can be topped and flavored in your own favorite superfood ways. Some of my favorites are:

So join me & start the day in the best way possible – with good food and a fresh perspective. 


The Oatmeal Power Bowl
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Makes: 1
  • Oatmeal
  • ½ cup rolled oats
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 cup water
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • pinch of salt
  • ¼ cup almond milk
  • 1-2 tablespoons maple syrup

  • Toppings
  • raw almonds
  • goji berries
  • cacao nibs
  • toasted coconut
  • flax seeds
  1. Bring 1 cup of water to a boil in a medium sauce pan. Stir in oatmeal, chia seeds, and salt. Cover and remove from heat. Let oatmeal cook for about 25 minutes until thick and creamy and all the water has evaporated.
  2. Mix in almond milk and maple syrup and serve with desired toppings.
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What are you favorite ways to power up in the morning?


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