Contributed by Courtney Horan, Author of the healthy living blog Sweet Tooth, Sweet Life.
Happy Thursday, friends! How’s life treatin’ ya this morning?
I woke up a little on the groggy side this morning, thanks to two glasses of wine last night at trivia. Yes, apparently I’ve become that girl. A two
beer wine queer.
Ehh, that doesn’t really go well, now does it? Ahh well. You get the gist.
I decided to hold off on an early morning workout and get right to breakfast because it was all I could think of from the minute I got up. Not that that’s any different from any other day, but you know.
Check out all of those colorful berries!
Apparently, I had a craving for them during my last shopping trip, wouldn’t ya say? Either way, I’m glad I did because today’s bowl of mixed berry oats was super yummy. To make the oats, I used
- 1/3 cup Coach’s Oats
- 2/3 cup water
- 1/3 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 2 tsp chia seeds
- 1/2 scoop vanilla SunWarrior protein powder
- 1/2 tsp almond extract (<—YUM!)
- cinnamon & nutmeg
I nixed my usual banana today, since mine aren’t nearly ripe enough…and if you’ve ever tried making whipped banana oats with a non-ripe banana, then you know what I’m talkin’ about. But with all the sweetness of these berries, I didn’t even miss it.
The mixed berries (both stirred in at the end of cooking and on top) were amazingly delicious, especially when paired with a sprinkling of Love Grown Foods granola. This bowl totally had me thinking spring & summer time…don’t I wish.
I also made sure to try my new English Toffee liquid stevia in this morning’s coffee, and I’m happy to report that I am definitely a fan.
I’m pretty sure Code-man wanted in on the goods this morning, too.
He couldn’t keep his eyes off of it and even went in for a swig of coffee twice. He’s a ballzy little thing, I’ll tell ya!