Before I kick off tonight’s blog – my thoughts and prayers are with all of the victims in Boston & their families.
Say that 10x fast!
I spent this past weekend completing a 25 hour restorative yoga workshop and it was nothing short of amazing. I can’t wait to start teaching some classes – let the de-stressing begin!
But until all that de-stressing, I’d like to at least help bring you some easy, healthy recipes for those stressful, too busy days…
Last fall I went through a phase where I was obsessed with overnight oats. Oddly enough, however, I never blogged about this obsession. There was something so cool to me about throwing a bunch of stuff in a jar overnight and just busting into it the next day with no cooking involved.
My love of oatmeal + endless combinations = PURE JOY
But then I became obsessed with smoothies one day (still am) & kind of forgot how much I love oatmeal. Something about the restorative workshop this weekend brought me back to fall – I guess it must be the changing weather and the fact that many of my weekends from this past September to December were spent becoming a yoga teacher!
So Friday evening, after my first night of restorative, I couldn’t help myself and made the overnight oats in a jar version of an almond butter and (strawberry) jelly with banana sandwich. YUM!
Strawberry Banana Almond Butter Overnight Oats
by healthy girl and the city
What you need:
- 1/4 c oats
- 1/2 c unsweetened almond milk
- 1/2 banana, sliced
- 2 strawberries, sliced
- 2 tsp chia seeds
- 1 tsp almond butter
- dash of cinnamon
- drizzle of raw honey, to taste
It’s as easy as throwing everything into a jar, shaking it up & putting it in the fridge overnight. Make sure to stir the next morning before eating and enjoy!
Saturday morning I grabbed this jar of goodness and brought it off to training with me. So good and so satisfying – especially after kicking off the day with a slow flow class. It was just what I needed to get me to lunch!
Perfect breakfast for a busy week – takes about 3 minutes to throw everything together the night before.
It’s official: you have no excuse for skipping breakfast or for grabbing something non-nutritious because you were “stressed” or “in a hurry”.
What’s your favorite recipe for overnight oats?