Creamy and Coconut-y

Good morning everyone Smile I just finished breakfast here, an omelette and a warm creamy bowl of oats with fruit, so I am about to leave for the gym soon. But before I go, I wanted to share a new recipe that I created yesterday! Smile I also wanted to thank you for the abundance of replies to yesterdays post! It’s amazing that so many of you can relate to how I viewed the word “healthy” in the past. It is crazy to think that a word that holds such a positive meaning can have its definition altered by so many people! However, it sounds like we are all coming along and changing the distorted definition of healthy into the proper definition.

Being healthy is definitely something to strive for; not fear! For those of you who are still struggling with an ED or a disordered thoughts of any sort, I assure you that you can recover, but it does take time. Stay committed and stay confident! You can over come anything you put your mind to <3 One of the things that helped me the most throughout my recovery was accepting the fact that recovery is a long, long process! Don’t get discouraged! Be patient with yourself  My Mom says it all the time, “patience is a virtue”, and it is so true. Recovery is a lot less stressful if we are patient!

So, for this recipe Winking smile The title says it all…Creamy and coconut-y! Now doesn’t that just spell C-O-M-F-O-R-T!?

The weather was pretty chilly here in London for the past few days (snowing on and off throughout the days) which has been causing me to crave comforting and warm foods.

I cannot go without warm oatmeal in the morning…

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steel cut oats cooked in almond milk and apple chips

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scottish oats with yogurt and raspberry “syrup”

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quinoa flakes with raspberries

I even made baked oatmeal yesterday morning! (recipe to come… once I perfect it…)
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banana baked oatmeal drenched in almond butter

Sure, I love a big yogurt bowl with granola, nuts, and fruit, but my cravings are much too strong to sway from having my warm bowl of oats in the mornings

This was my delicious bowl of oats this morning I kind of went picture savvy… (but it was too pretty not to take pictures of!)

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Yesterday, however, I found myself wanting more. More warm, comforting, cozy-type foods. So, a new recipe was made!

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Creamy Coconut, Sweet Potato, and Chickpea “Stew”
Makes 1 serving

1/2 cup baked sweet potato, cubed
1/2 cup chickpeas, cooked
1 large handful spinach
1/2 cup coconut milk

Over medium heat, add milk to frying pan. Add remaining ingredients until warm and spinach is wilted. Remove from heat and place in dish. Mash some of the chickpeas for a more creamy texture. Serve and enjoy!

This would be such a wonderful recipe to share on Meatless Monday, but I couldn’t wait! I hope you enjoy this!