I am a creature of habit. I don’t easily tire of routines, and when I find a recipe or food I like, I will often eat it every day until the season’s agricultural tide urges change. That being said, every now and again a friend will recommend something (the breakfast bowl that inspired the image above has become one of my favorites) and it will scramble up my whole pattern in the most refreshing way.
Recently, two of my best friends have been raving about steel cut oats. Their promise of a fuller, nuttier flavor and more robust consistency (as opposed to traditional rolled oats) finally wore me down; it was time for this creature of habit to break the mold.
Though they take quite a bit longer to prepare (about 20 minutes versus the 5 minute cook time for old fashioned rolled oats), those little steel cut morsels really are a game changer. My mornings have me feeling stronger and more energized throughout the rehearsal day. I’ve been mixing in some flax seeds as my oats cool, to give them even more substance, and a secret ingredient for an added boost…
DanceFoods is the first superfood blend made specifically with dancers in mind. It contains a mix of maca root, raw cocoa, goji berries and plant protein, all sourced from small farmers growing chemical/hormone free plants. That’s all of the organic antioxidants and energizing goodness, and none of the extra junk!
The blend was conceptualized by a former professional dancer who felt the stress of long rehearsal days weighing on him. With little time to prepare an adequate lunch, he could feel himself growing weaker. His solution was to create this blend, providing dancers with a quick way to digest the essential vitamins we so often miss out on.
A dancer’s body is her instrument, and taking care of that instrument begins on the inside. To get the best fuel possible, I’ve been cooking up some oats every morning and mixing the superfood blend right in. I top the whole shebang with some berries and cinnamon et voila! My routine has transformed.
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