Overnight Breakfast Obsession

God bless refrigerators.

Some of you might know how much I love overnight oats (<— I need to update that recipe a little!), but in the past couple years I’ve discovered some other overnight breakfasts that are making me dance before I’m fully cognizant in the morning.

Not only are these breakfasts delicious (thanks to the breakfast trifecta), but they require little to no effort in the morning when you’re running late so ready to eat breakfast. Here’s a look at some of the overnight breakfasts I’ve been loving lately.

“Banana Pudding for Breakfast” via Yeah…Imma Eat That

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One of the most ingenious and impressive-looking breakfasts ever. It’s basically a peanut butter oatmeal cookie – yogurt parfait. Praaaaise.

Next up is this banana bread “custard” oatmeal, inspired by The Big Man’s World.

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Get this: You cook oatmeal on the stovetop the night before, and you add a whole egg and some coconut flour to make it the most doughy, fluffy oatmeal ever. Then you chill it in the fridge overnight, which makes it this dense, cake-like dish.

The night before, I cooked 1/2 c. rolled oats in 1/2 c. water and 1/2 c. milk. Then I stirred in half a very ripe banana, 1 tbsp. coconut flour, vanilla extract, cinnamon, nutmeg, a pinch of salt, and a drizzle of honey. Once it was thickened, I turned off the heat and whisked in a whole egg.

Optional: eat with a side of plain Greek yogurt for some more texture and creamy dreaminess.

Last one is something you’ve often seen: overnight oat smoothies, inspired by Kath Eats.

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This is what I ate this morning, and it was the most luscious smoothie ever. I’m sad it’s gone.

In the blender last night:

  • 1/2 c. milk
  • 1/3 c. oats
  • 1/3 c. plain greek yogurt
  • cinnamon and nutmeg
  • 1-2 tbsp. peanut butter
  • 1 tbsp. chia seeds
  • pinch of salt

Pop it in the fridge. Then in the morning, add half a frozen banana and half a frozen peach (~1.5 c. frozen fruit total). Add more milk as needed to blend your concoction into a magical cloud of peachy, peanut buttery goodness.

The chia seeds and frozen fruit MAKE this smoothie.

I’m done fan-girling over my breakfasts.

(for today.)

Now onto Weekly Moves and Grooves! I’m still keeping workouts low-key and feeling pretty awesome. I’ve loved working on mobility and skills such as handstands this summer.

weekly moves and grooves

  • Friday: handstands and mobility in the hotel
  • Saturday: Rest
  • Sunday: Rest
  • Monday: 8 minute abs
  • Tuesday: 45 minute yoga
  • Wednesday: 1 mile walk, (probably too many) air squats and other bodyweight leg exercises, handstands
  • Thursday: Rest

Today is my last day at my physical therapy internship! It’s been an amazing learning experience, and I’m grateful for the people with whom I’ve worked.

Tomorrow starts early for Dad and I, since we’re driving up to Ontariooooo. It’s been a hot minute since we visited our relatives in Canada, so I’m stoked!

Happy Friday! Let your hair loose, let your foot loose, don’t let your dog loose.

So tell me:

Do you like overnight breakfasts? Any favorites?

How did you move this week?

What are you doing this weekend?

WIAW: Vacation Day in the Life

Hello!

How are you all? No one ever answers that when it’s at the beginning of the blog post, right? But I really do want to know how you’re all doing, and I hope you’re doing well!

I replaced What I Ate Wednesday last week with a favorites vlog done with Daliza. I’m joining Jenn‘s party again this week because I want to show you guys the epic dinner we had last night! I swooned about 15 times.

There were biscuits. CHEESE BISCUITS.

I’ll also throw in all the things we did yesterday for a little day in the life— vacation style!

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8:45 AM— Awaken from slumber. Brush teeth and wash face.

9 AM— Go downstairs to make Gina’s cookie dough cereal for everyone. My cousin, aunt, and uncle loved it!

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Cookie dough cereal with bananas and blueberries {recycled photo}

9:30 AM— Read blogs, answer comments, take care of college scheduling.

11 AM— Pray, do a couple rounds of 20 air squats, 20 pushups, and 20 sit-ups (for the 100’s challenge!).

11:30 AM— Stretch and 8 minute core tabata with the fit family!

12:15 PM— Lunch of leftovers. I failed to take a photo, but I had a salad with Chinese takeout leftovers on top, some fried rice, some leftover chips and salsa, and some perfectly ripe mango.

1 PM— More blog reading and dish washing.

2:30 PM— Make a quick grocery run to Publix with Amy.

3:15 PM— Eat a snack and make smoothies for the others.

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3:30 PM— A couple more rounds for the 100’s challenge and reading.

4 PM— Power nap.

4:30 PM— Cousin walks in and wakes me up in time for me to shower and get ready for dinner.

6 PM— Arrive at Hemingway’s Restaurant in the Hyatt at Disney. We were celebrating my uncle’s and aunt’s wedding anniversary + my uncle’s birthday!

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6:20-ish PM— Order and EAT! But first, we had the complimentary cheese biscuits and holyyyyyyyyy cow.

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I miss them already. The butter on the side is a joke because these were so fluffy, flaky, buttery, and cheesy on their own. Oh mah goodness.

Three of the four adults ordered the prix fixe, which came with appetizer, entree, and dessert. We all shared bites of each other’s dishes too.

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Clockwise from top left: key lime caesar salad, crab cakes with sweet corn coconut grits (some of the best crab cakes I’ve ever eaten!), my dessert order of peanut butter mousse bombe (ooooof so good), and my dad’s dessert order of key lime tart.

10 out o’ 10. This was one of the best meals I’ve had on this vacation! It was the cheese biscuits. It really was.

7:30 PM— Color. It’s a soothing activity.

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8 PM— Roll Walk out into the garden and pool area of the Hyatt resort. It’s gorgeous!

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8:30 PM— Make a quick drive over to Disney’s Boardwalk. Walk/digest/take pictures/limp because I wore super flat flip flops.

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10 PM— Head home.

10:45 PM— Make my family and myself some overnight oats! I hope they like them, despite how scary they look in the morning. It’s what’s on the inside that counts 😀

11:30 PM— Start typing up this post while listening to Tori Kelly music.

12:30 AM— Get ready for bed and do the last set of exercises to complete the 100’s!

That, my friends, is the slow and laid-back lifestyle at the moment. College is going to be a blast when all this turns upside down and inside out!! o.o

Hope you all have a great day!

So tell me:

How are you? 🙂

What is the best meal you’ve eaten recently?

Do you ever make breakfast for your family?

Two Truths and a Lie

Good morning!

‘Tis April Fools’ Day, and I was thinking of playing a joke on you guys, but I knew it just wouldn’t fly. I was considering a few posts that would catch people’s eyes, but it’s inevitable that no one would believe me. Some of my ideas? Telling you that I got a tattoo, that I wanted to quit blogging, or that I was pregnant. Kidding about the last one. I was also thinking of telling my parents I got a new boyfriend, but I can’t keep a straight face for MY LIFE, so I did not attempt that.

I guess I was still feeling the effects of an exhausting Benefit week yesterday, so I decided to go home for a little nap after school instead of going to the gym. I was aiming for a short half-hour cat nap but…

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Oops. I did not regret it a single bit though. It was glooooorious. I believe I could have slept a lot longer, but I didn’t want to mess up my sleep patterns too much.

In other news, Mother Nature was just as fickle and weird as me yesterday. She spit some sleet and snow on us in the morning, but then she gifted us with absolutely gorgeous sunny weather in the afternoon. I wish I could have exercised outside, but that nap was too sweet to pass up. Thus, my moves just consisted of the 100 challenge (except I doubled the squats to 200) and some planking.

Anyway, rather than joking around on this April Fools’ Day, I want to play a little “Two Truths and A Lie” with you all. If you’ve never done this before, I basically give you three statements about myself. Two are true and one is a lie, and you have to guess which one is the lie! My life isn’t that exciting, so this might be easy for you, but I think it’s a fun way to know some more fun facts about me (if you even care).

Answers at the end of the post!

First set:

a) My uncle is a priest.

b) I’ve shaken hands with three different popes.

c) I’ve climbed up a water fall.

Second set:

a) I used to do kung fu.

b) I used to do gymnastics.

c) I used to play the piano.

Third set:

a) I’ve been to every continent besides Antarctica and Oceania.

b) I’ve moved three times in my life.

c) I’ve been to Hawaii at least 5 times.

Fourth set:

a) My favorite color was once white.

b) I used to want to be a meteorologist.

c) I’ve never had pets.

Fifth set:

a) I have a crooked pinky.

b) I can do a back handspring.

c) I hate somersaults.

The Lies:

First set: B. I’ve seen Pope John Paul II and Pope Benedict in person, but I’ve never shaken hands with any pope.

Second set: A. I wish I did kung fu though! I would be like a flying monkey.

Third set: A. I’m going to visit Arman Down Under one day. One day.

Fourth set: C. We used to have fish, but my mom killed them all accidentally when she cleaned their tanks with soap. One day they were happy, and the next day they were all floating belly-up. *Sigh*

Fifth set: B. Again, I wish I knew how to do a back handspring! And I hate somersaults because I have a very prominent first vertebra, so it hurts pretty badly to roll over it.

There ya have it! Perhaps you learned something new about me. Hope you all have a great Tuesday! Don’t trust anyone today. 😉

So tell me:

Two truths and a lie— I’ll guess which one is the lie!

How’s the weather?

Have you ever pranked anyone on April Fools’ Day? Have YOU ever been pranked?