After a week of feeling completely off, which female hormones are to blame, I finally feel like myself again. I spent the weekend with the people I love most visiting friends and family, went to spin class everyday and ate foods that made me feel happy and nourished. With school coming to an end in just a few short 5 weeks its time for me to buckle down with my studying and exam prep. Nonetheless, a rest weekend before the next couple of weeks of craziness was necessary and much indulged.
I can hardly believe two years has already flown by since I began studying Holistic Nutrition at CSNN. When I first enrolled in the program I knew very little about nutrition compared to what I have learned to date. At the time I had adopted a vegan diet and drastically changed my lifestyle. In two years time I can say that a lot has changed since then. When I started school I also began writing for my Type One Chick blog as a way for myself to document my personal journey living with diabetes and sharing some of what I was learning along the way in hopes that I could connect with others. Never did I actually expect to connect with so many people from all around the world.
From quitting my job, enrolling at CSNN, starting my blog and every decision that followed has played a monumental part in my journey. When I was making these decisions along the way I had nearly everyone gasping with fear for my future, but I pushed forward regardless as I knew what I felt in my heart to be true to my being. Looking back I can see how every choice I’ve made has lead me to where I am today and I wouldn’t change it for the world. Opportunity dances with those on the dance floor, and I have made life itself my dance floor.
Here’s to a brand new week filled with opportunity and steady blood sugars with a low-carb oatmeal to support!
- 1 tbsp chia seed
- 1 tbsp flax seed
- 4 tbsp almond meal
- 4 tbsp shredded coconut
- 20 pecan halves
- 2 tsp maca powder
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- pinch of salt
- 1 can coconut milk
This recipe makes 2 servings
- Place all ingredients in a blender and blend away!
- Top it off with your favourites – low glycemic fruits (I went with blueberries), nuts, seeds, cacao nibs, shredded coconut!
Note: To save time during the week, you can double the recipe (dry ingredients only) and store in an air tight container to use as needed.