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Sneak Peak of Breakfast Tomorrow:

No, I’m not eating an entire Banana Cream Pie… but I’m eating it in overnight oatmeal form!

Since discovering overnight oats from Kath’s blog, my breakfasts have been revolutionized!!

I will be taking pictures of it in the morning but if you’re an insomniac like me and thinking of breakfast tomorrow, here’s my concoction:

  • 5.3 ounces plain Oikos (the sole container of Greek Yogurt in my fridge, so sad)
  • 1/3 cup rolled oats
  • 2 or 3 tablespoons ground flax (I mix one tablespoon in with the mixture and then put the second tablespoon on top of everything before I put it in the fridge to create a yummy “crust-like” top)
  • pinch salt
  • 1 teaspoon agave
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 banana mashed with 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 1 banana in thick chunks

First I mashed 1/2 a banana and mixed some cinnamon in and added it to the Greek Yogurt, then I added the rest of the ingredients, chopped a whole banana (yes I used 1 & 1/2 bananas) thickly, mixed it into the concoction, and put the tablespoon of flax evenly over the top to create a crust.  I may or may not have added an additional tablespoon. 

I may or may not have taken a couple bites.  (D-E-L-I-C-I-O-U-S!) 

This has about 400 – 500 calories and should tide me over until mid to late morning for my busy day full of classes tomorrow.

I WILL be posting pictures of it tomorrow morning, too 🙂

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Today! Today! Today!

I woke up well rested this morning– lately I’ve been having trouble sleeping and have to be up at 6 most days so I’ve been sleep deprived.  But!  I slept in till 9 today and feel fantastic (well almost fantastic, will be after I’ve had a couple cups of coffee!)  

I had Pumpkin Banana Oats this morning!

I didn’t get a chance to take pictures as my battery charger is MIA but I plan on making some again soon so I’ll post pictures then.

This is the recipe:

1.  Put these items in a medium sized pot and heat on medium for 3-5 minutes

  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 3/4 cup vanilla soy milk
  • 1/4 cup water
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 banana cut up in large chunks

2.  Start vigorously mixing when it comes to a boil and prepare your “add-ins”

  • 2 tbsp ground flax
  • 1/2 cup of a mix of pecans, almonds, and pumpkin seeds
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin (heated up in the microwave)

3.   Then I add all of the add-ins, minus the nuts and seeds — those go on top!

4.  Then combine and put the seeds,nuts, and any other toppings you desire on top!  Personally I add a whopping cup of Greek Yogurt on top… love that stuff I can eat it with annnnything!

It looked so colorful and pretty today.  The yogurt was vaguely whipped cream like on top of the pumpkin concoction!

I’m going out to get some nut butters later today, I want to try some of those in my oatmeal later this week 🙂

(I adapted this from KERF — the blog that inspired me to attempt eating oatmeal!!)

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