I started making overnight oats when I was working in Boston and had to sit through 4 hours of traffic everyday. The ride was long, I was hungry- this was the perfect treat to make a long ride seem shorter. The ingredients are wholesome and this simple breakfast will curb your appetite for hours.
Fast forward several years.
My commute is much shorter, but now I'm a Mom. Trying to get everyone up and going in the morning and prepared for work, school, childcare, etc. can sometimes feel like I've run a marathon before I've even left the house. This recipe is prepared the night before and it's an easy (and healthy!) grab and go breakfast- 1 less thing to worry about in the morning!
1/2 cup of plain almond milk
3/4 Tablespoon of chia seeds
2 Tablespoons of peanut butter
1 Tablespoon of maple syrup
1/2 cup rolled oats (I used these)
Optional: fruit for topping
Combine all ingredients in a mason jar, cover, and store in the refrigerator overnight...and viola!
This smoothie will satisfy any peppermint patty craving! It's cool and refreshing and a great way to get some veggies in. Although it's the perfect drink for St. Patrick's Day, I've been guilty of drinking this year round. Enjoy :)
1.5 frozen bananas (peeled and sliced before freezing)
1 cup of almond milk
2 drops of peppermint extract
1 handful of spinach
5 fresh mint leaves
Optional: cacao nibs for toping
Put all ingredients in a blender and mix well.