Healthy Rice/Quinoa Pudding

healthy rice and quinoa breakfast pudding

I love me some rice pudding!

Traditionally it is made with rice, half and half, an egg and sugar.

Mine is made with rice and quinoa, almond milk, fruit, Greek yogurt, honey and cinnamon! I eat mine cold and for breakfast!

How to make:

In crockpot add:

2 cups unsweetened almond or coconut milk

1/2 c basmati rice

1/2 c quinoa

Cook on high for approx. 1 hour and 10 min

Remove from crockpot and add:

1 c plain Greek yogurt

1/2 c  of each fresh or frozen blueberries and peaches (or other fruit or no fruit)

1 tsp honey

2 tsp cinnamon

2 tsp brown sugar

Stir gently until well mixed

Store in fridge

This batch made three (3) 1.2 cup servings

 

Simple. Easy. Breakfast is ready. Look in the fridge. Eat.

Enjoy!

xo, A

 

 

HIIT the DECK 20 min total body workout

hit the deck

 

Hi guys!! Do you know what the most common answer to the question “do you workout” is? “No, I just don’t have time.” TIME-by far the number 1 answer. We are busy people and I know time to work on our bodies is not always conveniently available!! But guess what if you can make a commitment to 20 minutes a day then you can do this workout at home! You should give yourself just 20 min a day and the benefits will be worth it!

What I want to say very politely and with the best of intentions is that YOU HAVE 20 MINUTES. You have time to do a quick HIIT workout!

HIIT consists of short, intense bursts of exercise with either active recovery (like less intense exercise) or complete rest in between.

So I am urging you to buy a few fitness supplies like dumbbells, kettlebells and a mat and hit the deck!

Go outside, let the sun’s rays shine on you and take just 20 minutes to do this quick but effective workout a few times per week!

Start: on your mat in a child’s pose stretch and then pop up to a down dog-holding each for about 20 seconds. Then slowly walk your feet in and raise your body one vertebrae at a time so that your heads comes up last and take 3 deep breaths before you begin your routine.

Kettlebell swings: 15 with a lighter weight KB and then 15 with a heavier weight KB-no break

Rest for 20 sec

DB bicep curls: 15 with your lightweight DB and then 15 with your heavier weight DB-no break

Rest for 20 sec

DB rows: 15 with your lightweight DB and then 15 with your heavier weight DB-no break

Rest for 20 sec

DB triceps kickbacks: 15 with your lightweight DB and then 15 with your heavier weight DB-no break

Rest for 20 sec

Kettlebell swings: 15 with a lighter weight KB and then 15 with a heavier weight KB-no break

Rest for 20 sec

DB Deadlift: 15 with your lightweight DB and then 15 with your heavier weight DB-no break

Rest for 20 sec

On your mat: 20 single leg lifts on each leg, 20 full plank shoulder taps, 20 Mountain climbers

Rest for 20 sec

KB squat with row: 20 with a lightweight KB and then 20 with your heavier weight KB-no break

End: on your mat in a child’s pose stretch and then pop up to a down dog-holding each for about 20 seconds. Then slowly walk your feet in and raise your body one vertebrae at a time so that your heads comes up last and take 3 deep breaths before you end your routine.

That’s it!

Great job and please know… I am proud of YOU!! xoxo, A

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