Ok, so this will be a quickie post since I’m back to work playing catch-up, post holiday break. BUT, I had to write this while it was hot on the mind, literally.
So, I have been dying to try this “overnight oats” recipe I stumbled upon on one of my favorite blogs – EatLiveRun. It always sounds so good and Jenna is always eating it for breakfast and raving about it. So I finally bought myself some steel cut oats over the weekend to try for breakfast this week. OMG best thing ever! I’m still eating it now but its so nice and warm and hearty and filling. I am in breakfast heaven. 🙂
Here’s the recipe – I highly recommend it!
1/4 cup steel-cut oats
3/4 cup water
pinch of salt
cinnamon to taste
2 oz. milk
1 tbsp almond butter
I made this the night before since I was bringing it to work today – hence “overnight oats.” Take the oats, water, cinnamon and salt and bring to a boil, reduce heat to simmer until most of the water has been absorbed. Store overnight in the fridge. In the morning, take the oats, add the milk and microwave until the oats and milk mix together. Then add the almond butter (I probably added more like a teaspoon vs. tablespoon but use your personal preference, obviously) and heat until warm all the way through. Add the banana on top (Jenna’s recipe calls for adding the banana while you warm it with the almond butter but I prefer it on top at the end).
Its TO DIE FOR! I swear. Give it a whirl.
Totally set me off on the right foot today, after “sleep-driving” my way into work, post-STS workout (any of the Meso 1 workouts kill me, all that endurance work, whew). I also wanted to be fully fueled today given I have a Group Kick practice run tonight. I’m good to go, I could literally practice right now, the oatmeal was that good.
YAY for new recipes!!