Today is a mid-week rest day from the gym. I needed to sleep in, as I didn’t get to bed until 11pm last night, which is very late for me. Yesterday, I didn’t arrive home until 8:30pm and I hadn’t even eaten dinner yet! After throwing together a quick meal of steamed veggies, marinara sauce, Morningstar Farms Meal Starters, and cottage cheese (sounds really strange, but I promise that it tastes delicious!) it was time for me to start packing…
Packing is seriously one of my least favorite things to do simply because I am so indecisive and I feel like I am always forgetting something! Fortunately, packing usually means there is a fun trip in the near future, so there is a positive light at the end of the packing tunnel.
Tonight, I will be driving home to Fort Wayne right after work to participate in my third Vera Bradley photo shoot! I am really looking forward to my long weekend at home and having fun at the photo shoot.
Aside from sleeping in, one of the benefits of having a mid-week workout break is being able to eat breakfast at home on real dishes rather than eating out of my typical tupperware at my desk.
Yesterday, when I posted this picture on Instagram, a couple of you asked how I made my overnight oats. I have posted a tutorial on this in the past, but here is another little “how-to” featuring two different overnight oat methods 🙂
I combine all of these ingredients in a small plastic container. I then place this mixture in the fridge overnight (or even for a half hour!) When I remove the oats from the fridge I love to top the oats with fruits and nuts for some added flavor and texture. Some of my favorite toppings are: bananas, strawberries, frozen cherries, nut butters, chopped nuts.
Overnight Oats Version 2:
This version tends to be a bit thicker than version 1, but equally as tasty! When you pull these out to eat in the morning, you can add a bit of almond milk to smooth up the texture!
Process is the same as version 1!
Today’s oats were version 2, and I mixed in 2/3 of a frozen banana with 1 Tbsp of natural crunchy peanut butter. YUM!
I hope you enjoy your overnight oats!
Question of the Morning:
YES! I always take more than I need.
I’m all ears!