Dobroye utro, friends!
I am totally back on track with eating healthy and working out and I've got to tell you, i feel really great! I don't want to jinx myself, but I've been able to get a good workout almost every day since last Thursday and I am starting to feel like I am getting back to my old self. Believe it or not, besides my love of all desserts and breakfasts, I used to be very particular about what I would eat and I was always super active.
By the time I got back to America during my pregnancy, I was super picky about what I would eat. For the first couple of days, I would only eat prunes my sister's friends brought over. Everything was processed or loaded in salt and I wanted nothing to do with it. Eventually I caved and ended up eating what everyone else was and ended up gaining some extra weight I was able to hide under the guise of "baby weight" As soon as I had Natushka, I started back working out and eating the way I wanted and got back to my prebaby weight in a year. (It only took me that long because we had some issues when she was a newborn that took all my time) Sadly, once I started working full time something happened and I stopped working out and was back to unhealthy eating habits. For the first time in ages, I am so happy to find a piece of my old self again.
I'm pretty obsessed with granola. It took me a while to get to that point because I always ate it plain and found that it was way too many calories for me to snack on the way I wanted. Only recently did I realize the granola is best as a topping or in addition to something else and now I. Can't. Get. Enough. I've been making batches of yogurt and making smoothie bowls galore just so I can have an excuse to sprinkle on a bit more of this granola.
I adapted the granola recipe from Pinch of Yum. I love her version so much, but I wanted to change things up a bit to better fit my personal tastes. I used ground flax meal here, but you can use whole wheat flour or oat flour (which you can make by blending old fashioned oats until they reach a powdery consistency).