ahhhh mornings, you either love them or hate them. As most of you know by now, I love early mornings as it gives me fulfillment, the feeling of having accomplished a lot before the rest of the world awakes. I love the mood in the mornings, the quietness, having a good nights sleep behind me and feeling excited about that first sip of warm tea. The sight of the steaming fog from the tea cup is a calming routine that I never miss out on. What is your perfect morning? The beauty of mornings is that they’re the perfect time to set the intention for the day and let your mindset to visualize the goals without rush. Nature is also at its most charming then, as it is wide awake when the rest sleep.
Waking up early in the countryside is therapeutic for the mind, the air still a bit damp from the moisture in the nights air, the way the forest smells earthy and fresh and the pause of life when the rest of my family is still tucked in bed. One morning I decided to have breakfast at our broken pier that was destroyed by winters movement of ice. Despite the distortion, I actually love the way it looks, the tainted pale colours that have been faded by the sun and the exposed rocks from under the pier grow wildlife in between all the imperfections. I made one of my favourite vegan toasts with spinach and creamy avocado. Bella decided to join me for a morning swim as I sat on the edge of the pier in my pj’s taking that first sip of the earl grey in the midst of perfection, in my eyes at least. The more of age I become, the more I appreciate these surroundings, unspoiled by human nature.
To make the toast: Toast some rustic country-style loaf. I used a granola spelt bread that is a bit sweater in taste. Then just sauté some spinach in olive oil with a clove of grated garlic, a bit of nutmeg, salt and pepper. Add Avocado on top, chopped parsley and a drizzle of lime juice.