The sun is finally shining again in New England, so this girl is haaaappppyyy 🙂
I decided to break out the overnight oats again for breakfast this morning. Seriously, waking up to breakfast being 99% ready to go and my coffee ready to brew with the flip of a switch = heaven for me.
I am not a morning person, but if I have coffee and an easy breakfast, it’s much easier for me to ease into the day.
At first, I really did not dig overnight oats. The thought of cold, sticky, mushy oatmeal in the morning was just not appealing. But after a few tries, I think I have a method that pleases me.
My basic overnight oats includes instant oats, chia seeds, PB2, and quite a bit of almond milk. I think the reason I didn’t like them before was because I didn’t use enough milk. I add enough milk the night before that it’s really soupy looking. But because of the chia seeds, a ton of the milk is soaked up.
I add a big splash of almond milk to “refresh” it in the morning. Today I topped it with fresh strawberries, Trader Joe’s coconut chips, and crunchy peanut butter. SO good!
I can see myself being on an overnight oats kick in the summer since it’s cold. Cold and creamy oats sound so good on a hot summer morning.
I think I’ve professed my love of power walking enough here to include one of my typical power walking routines. I was on a huge incline walking kicks a couple of weeks ago – just can’t get enough!
Incline walks really help my muscle recovery after runs. Even if my legs are pretty sore, doing slow and steady incline walks stretches out my sore running legs and helps speed my recovery.
* Note: by “Level” I actually meant incline, but you get the idea.
Add 30 minutes of strength training, and you’ve got yourself a full workout!
Questions for You:
- Yay or Nay on overnight oats? What do you add to yours if you’re an overnight oats lover?
- Are you a “morning person?”