overnight oats

Last night, Brant and I feasted on a simple dinner – Veggie Omelets!

The other night some friends mentioned that they sometimes eat omelet’s for dinner, and I could not stop thinking about them!  So, I gave into my craving and whipped up a super simple dinner.

Two egg omelet with spinach, red pepper, broccoli, red pepper & artichoke spread and mozzarella cheese.

And a slice of Raisin Pecan bread with Mango Butter.

This was delicious!

This morning I was up bright and early for a spinning class.  My favorite instructor teaches on Thursday mornings, and I have missed it the past few weeks, so this morning I was determined.

But, when I got to the gym 30 minutes early, the class was full!  I was bummed…but, I made due and ran for an hour, then did a 20 minute cool-down on the elliptical.

I am usually cutting it close when I take the spinning class because I need to race around to get ready for work since it ends later than normal.  Therefore, I set up my breakfast and packed my lunch last night.

For breakfast, I tried something new – Overnight Oats!

Last night before going to bed, I put the following into a bowl:

  • 1/3 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 tsp cinnamon

And, mixed it up.

I covered the bowl and placed it in the fridge to sleep.

This morning, after I raced back from the gym, I rushed to the fridge to look at my concoction…

WOW!  It worked!  The oats absorbed the liquid, and made a creamy mess.  I mixed it up and added some toppings, just as I would do to oatmeal and yogurt – 1/2 sliced banana, 1 tbsp peanut butter, 1 tbsp berry jam and a sprinkle of raspberry granola.

This was great.  I can’t really compare it to oatmeal because it tasted so different to me.  Different in a good way, almost like I had just mixed oatmeal into yogurt.  I think it may be a good alternative to oatmeal in the summer.  I love how the chia seeds gelled up and made the mix thicker and creamier.

I also had some tea to warm me up!  It’s chilly out today.

Looks like a busy day ahead!

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2 Responses

  1. perfect dinner in my books!
    that sucks spin was full! When I worked out with my trainer yesterday we did some cardio bursts on the spin bike and I completely forgot how much I love spinning! I have to get back! such an amazing workout!!
    That was such a great alternative workout! an hour run- definitely my kind of workout!

  2. WOW…those oats look pretty darn amazing!! 🙂

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