For the past two and a half years, I religiously went to the same 7:30pm Spinning class at Fitness World.
No instructor will ever compare to Sabha Seifi; unfortunately she moved away to Washington State, so obviously she had to leave us. It was a tragedy.
That particular class had turned into a ritualistic gathering of 10-13 super fit regulars. Ever since Sabha abandoned us I haven’t seem any of them 😦
Her music was body pumping and her attitude got you going.
She would yell at you and made sure that everyone was screaming and cheering throughout the class. Ahh I miss her….I can never look at spin class the same way – No spinning class has been able to come up to that standard, and no spinning class has been able to be as intense as that class.
HOWEVER, I went to an early morning spin class today, and got a pretty good sweat on!
After class, I went home to make myself my go-to pre/post (depending on the activity) breakfast. It is delicious and there are tons of ways to make this dish:
Quinoa Porridge for CHAMPIONS:
FUN FACTS TIME! YAY!!! Did you know that Quinoa isn’t in fact a grain?! It is a SEED and a faithful cousin to leafy greens like SPINACH! The coolest thing about this seedy grainy fluff is that it has the highest protein of all “grains,” and it is a COMPLETE PROTEIN. It’s amino acid balance is almost identical to that of milk!
O annnnndddd it is high in magnesium, and you know that magnesium decreases pent up tension and anxiety (perrrrfeccctt for exam time 😉 ) and relaxes all the nerves, muscles, and blood vessels in the body! SaWEET!
1/4 cup Quinoa Flakes
1/2 tablespoon Peanut Butter
1/2 cup Almond Milk (or cows milk/soy)
1/4 cup+a bit more Water
Blend banana, peanut butter, and milk in the magic bullet.
Pour water and quinoa flakes into a small deep cooking pan (never know what to call cooking utensils…can you tell I am a total rookie at being a domestic diva) and allow the flakes to cook. It literally takes a few seconds.
Immediately pour in magic bullet mixture and bring to a boil, stirring often to prevent sticking.
Once it is nice and thick and hot, pour it into a bowl, sprinkle cinnamon, and enjoy 🙂
You can always add more milk if you want it to be thinner or runny!
Bring to a boil, which will thicken it! Stir constantly!