Favorite Summer Breakfasts

oats

Overnight Oats

As soon as the weather starts to warm up, I crave these oats!  When I first started reading running and healthy living blogs, I couldn’t understand how these bloggers ate cold oats soaked in yogurt!  Now I crave them and it is my favorite way to eat a big breakfast.  Don’t let the small bowl fool you!  If you are watching calories, you could easily get to 500+ calories in this tiny bowl… or else that is just me because I put so much peanut butter on top!  Here is my favorite mix…

  •  1/2 serving of So Delicious Blueberry Coconut Milk Yogurt
  • 1/4-1/2 cup Silk Almond Milk
  • 1 serving oats (usually 1/2 cup)
  • Tbsp Chia Seeds

Mix that up at night (I usually make two at a time because I split the yogurt container) and stick it in the fridge! In the morning I add…

  • Banana (or sometimes blueberries or strawberries)
  • Way too much White Chocolate Wonderful – Peanut Butter & Co (cheaper at Target)  This is my absolute favorite PB

 

My Favorite Smoothie

smoothiestuff

milk

frozenberries

I am blessed with a beautiful Vitamix blender and I use it daily.  It is great for hot soups in the winter, sauces for dinner, chopping veggies and of course, smoothies!  Above are the ingredients I use, except I forgot to take a picture of my huge container of fresh spinach.

Here is my favorite variation and this is the order I put it into the Vitamix…

  • 1 cup vanilla or original almond or light chocolate soy milk (depends if I want extra chocolate)
  • Powder mixes (Usually 1 scoop chocolate vega protein, but I’ll add a scoop of Colby’s chocolate Recoverite if I just did a crazy workout or run)
  • Chia seeds and PB2
  • Tons and tons of spinach… seriously like 2 and 1/2 cups
  • Banana
  • Frozen berries (usually strawberries because they taste so good in this smoothie!)

The frozen berries and banana weigh down the spinach.  I feel like everything blends the best in this order.

smoothie

Not the prettiest color, but it is delicious!!

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