Posts tagged with "oats"

Slow Cooker Pumpkin Spice Oats

Posted October 14, 2014 in breakfast, oatmeal, oats and 7 more

As soon as the weather started to get cooler, I switched my usual morning muesli to warm oats. Oatmeal is my absolute favorite breakfast.

I probably eat oatmeal five times a week! 

Luckily, oats are great way to start the day because they are high in fiber, help control blood sugar levels, contain cancer-fighting phytochemicals, help control blood pressure, help with weight control and give you lots of energy! I always feel so much more energized on days I've eaten a bowl of oats.

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Weekend Recap {June 5-7, 2015}

Posted June 8, 2015 in Weekend Recap, weekend, camping and 8 more

Hello! How was your weekend? This weekend totally flew by!

The BF and I were busy getting ready for our upcoming camping trip in Yellowstone. Getting ready to go on a long camping trip takes A LOT of preparation.

But we did manage to squeeze in a few fun activities to break up all of our pre-vacation prep.

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Blueberry Lemon Overnight Oats

Posted June 17, 2015 in breakfast, oatmeal, overnight oats and 7 more

I eat oatmeal for breakfast almost every day during the work week. My go-to in the spring/summer is always old fashioned oats, chia seeds, cinnamon, goji berries, stevia, almond milk, berries and almond butter. I throw it together in the morning, and eat it cold. I love, love, love it.

But I decided to change things up, and prepare my oats ahead of time. I got a crazy idea to combine the flavors of lemon and blueberry, and it was magical.

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Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal

Posted November 17, 2015 in breakfast, oatmeal, Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal and 4 more

I'm still on a major pumpkin kick!

I made this delicious pumpkin spice oatmeal on a Saturday morning when I was craving a sweet breakfast.

I highly recommend topping this oatmeal with coconut butter and almond butter. It adds such rich flavor, and makes it taste like a decadent treat.

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Eggnog Oatmeal {dairy-free}

Posted December 16, 2015 in breakfast, oatmeal, eggnog and 7 more

Oatmeal is my absolute favorite breakfast. It's sweet, delicious and satisfying, and it keeps me energized for hours.

Oatmeal is such a great breakfast option because it's high in fiber, can help lower bad cholesterol, slows digestion, keeps your blood sugar stable, has cancer-fighting properties and contains tons of great nutrients like vitamin E, zinc, iron, manganese and magnesium.

Lately, I've been getting bored of my usual oats + chia seeds + honey + + apple slices + almond butter combination. 

I recently bought Silk Almond Nog to add to my coffee or make cocktails with, and I had a random idea to use the nog in my oatmeal in place of almond milk. Genius!

I ended up doing half nog and half almond milk, but if you wanted a stronger eggnog flavor you could do a whole cup of almond nog. You probably wouldn't need to sweeten your oatmeal as much if you used more nog.

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Weekend Recap {Jan. 8-10, 2016}

Posted January 11, 2016 in Weekend Recap, weekend, yoga and 8 more

Happy Monday!

I'm feeling a bit overwhelmed today because I didn't do ANY work over the weekend. I had a long to do list for some upcoming projects, and I didn't cross one thing off my list. 

I just felt a bit off this weekend. I didn't sleep well last week, and felt kind of moody, emotional and blah all weekend. I really should have accepted my need for rest and relaxation, rested and enjoyed it. But instead I stressed about what I should have been doing as I did other things that weren't work.

Today, I'm feeling a bit under the weather. This is what happens when you don't care for yourself! 

This week, I'll take things one at a time to try to reduce stress. I'll also make yoga and meditation a priority so I don't get too worked up about my to do list.

Here's a look at the food, fitness and other adventures from my weekend...

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