Breakfast, Recipes

Berry Oatmeal Crumble

Howdy, so I have a treat for y’all (literally). I don’t know about you but breakfast can get a little boring from time to time. Especially if you’re like me and try to stay away from animal products. I saw this recipe on Deliciously Ella and made it into my own! Her site is absolutely awesome, definitely check it out! I named this dish the Berry Oatmeal Crumble simply because it taste a bit like a berry pie (but not quite.) OK here goes nothing.

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Ingredients:

1 Cup of Oatmeal    1/3 Blueberries     1/4 Strawberries

1/4 Almond Milk   1 1/2 Ripe Bananas

1/2 of Chopped Dates (or raisins)

2 Tablespoons of Cinnamon     Handful of Walnuts

Directions:

Preheat Oven to 350

Pour oatmeal in a bowl then pour fresh boiling water into bowl covering the oatmeal. As your waiting for the oatmeal to absorb the water completely, go ahead and cut up your bananas, slice up your dates and crush your walnuts.

Once the oatmeal absorbs the water completely throw in your the remaining ingredients and mix.

Grease your pan and pour in your oatmeal berry crumble mix. If you want to make it look pretty slice up some banana slices and decorate!

Put your pan in the oven and bake for 15 to 20 minutes on 350. Then take it out and let it cool for 20 to 30 minutes so it can harden (this is important.) AND that’s it easy peasy. Eat up my loves.

-Fitty Fattys

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Reach Your Goals.

Hello beautiful people. I went to a youth adult ministry yesterday (mind you, I haven’t been to church and quite a while). And there were only 7 of us there, so we decided to have an intimate conversation. We talked about prayer, travels and aspirations. All good things. However there was one message that stuck out to me the most. As we were conversing about our goals and the way we differ from society. There was one thing that has helped most of us reach former goals and dreams. And that is writing.There was one girl that talked about traveling and we asked her “well where do you want to go?” LOL This girl pulled out a journal full of notes and research about the different countries she plans to go to and how she was going to get there. That’s when we all realized how important writing your dreams, visions and goals down really are.

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Habakkuk 2:2

And the LORD answered me, and said, Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it.

Think about it. How many times have you thought about an amazing idea ( I mean an idea that really pulled a chord in you), but then forgot it? Sometimes that feeling, that chord that is struck, is a message from God. You never want to lose that. Write it down.  Today, as I was looking for a place to write down my short and long term goals I came across my old journal. Out of extreme curiosity you know I had to read it. I wrote letters to God, praying for great things to come to pass. And you know what, they happened with out me even realizing it. So you see there is power with what you write, even if your like me and come back to it years later. So I encourage you today to write down you goals and visions and make a plan for your life… Don’t be afraid to ask God for what you want, because believe me He got you. That’s our daddy!

So write down your goals. You want to lose weight? Write down your goal weight. You want to eat right? Create a clean eating chart. Shoot write down what you eat.  Want to get toned? Write out a plan to do just that! You can do it. Just do it! But seriously any vision you have for your life, write it down, make a plan and do it! This may be your time, and you won’t want to miss it. Sure it might come back around, by why wait if it’s meant for you now?

 -Fitty Fattys

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5 Ways to Stay Motivated

Ever since I was in high school I’ve been conscious of my eating habits, but I never remained consistent until now. I would be good for a month and then I would fall back into my old ways. I would be so motivated one day, but then the next, you could find me throwing some brownies in the oven (not healthy ones either). So what has changed since then? Well, honestly not much. Below are some simple tips of the slight changes I’ve made to keep me motivated.

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1. Follow motivational people on  Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and Facebook. I check Instagram countless times a day. And every time I scroll through my feed there are always motivational pictures about fitness and health. So even when I feel like I want to give up, those pictures get me in check. I mean, I can’t see a picture with a women who used to be 100 lbs over weight and now looks like a model and not work out.

2. Surround yourself with people who seek the same goals as you. All of my friends are on the route to lead a healthier lifestyle. We work out together, inspire each other, and educate each other about this healthy journey. And let’s face it, when you see your friend’s body transform it motivates you even more. (She can’t be the only one looking hot in a bikini). LOL But seriously. It took my boyfriend forever to get on this healthy lifestyle train. He recently lost 9 pounds, and now I’m like “Oh heck no! He can’t pass me up.” Shhh don’t tell him. Pity huh? But whatever works right?

3. Set a goal for yourself. This does not have to be a certain weight specifically. But if you wan’t to get toned legs, a lifted booty, flat abs or whatever you desire. Focus on that one thing. Research how to make these things come to pass and just do it.

4. Take progress pictures. It’s hard to see your body changing by just looking in the mirror everyday. Take pictures so that you can look back a month from now and really see your progress. Once you see that, you’ll be even more determined to keep going.

5. Have faith in yourself. You have to take the time out to motivate yourself. Know that you can do anything you set your mind to. Sometimes you have to keep repeating that until you finally believe. Look at all the success stories. Why can’t you have a success story too? Have faith in yourself, be optimistic, and just do the dang thing!

Hope this helps.

-FittyFattys

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