Having an 8:00am class (seriously, summer semester?!) has had me making my breakfast the night before. I have recently hopped on the over-night oats train which is probably the easiest thing in the world to make.
Just add oats and almond milk or yogurt and let it sit in the fridge over-night. I usually add chia seeds, almond butter/ banana for a topping in the am.
However, I have recently gotten on the steel-cut oats train and must admit they taste way better than regular oats even though they take longer to cook. I thought I could beat the system (fight the man) and make the steelers as over-night oats. Not going to lie, I was pretty impressed with myself- I even added extra almond milk so the oaties would have tons of moisture… I imagined them being delicious, soft, refreshing… buuuut FYI all you steel-cut oater fans (Alyson) it didn’t work-they were just as hard as the night before. I guess those special oater dudes need to feel the fir-ah (aka need the stove).
I’ve had to resort to making oats the night before…
Speaking of oats, since reading Born to Run, I always add chia seeds to mine… this morning I went a little over-board (that’s what happens when you don’t have any clean spoons and just pour open the bag. Note to self: wash dishes) and was feeling a little guilty about the abundance of omega 3 (I know it’s good for you but we are talking a lot of chia seeds people) until one of my fav blogger/runner girls… Runner’s Kitchen posted this awesome article on the benefits of chia seeds. Guilt= gone. Life= changed.
Went back to the track Tuesday with Ally-cat. I think I am back in love with track work-outs. It was such a nice day! The goal was to do a pyramid of sorts: 400, 600, 800, 1000, 800, 600, 400 at about a 10km/5km pace buuuut that all changed once we got going…
10 min warm-up. (Warming up around a track for 10 minutes feels like 40)
5X100m (Bolt style)
It was a good work-out, so glad to have friends who will take super long walk breaks between sets, run barefoot and talk about delicious food. 😉
Tuesday night= an epic feast.
Had a little girl’s night at a friends and I ate so much that I couldn’t close my mouth properly without biting my chubby cheeks… (please tell me this happens to other people?! Care, I know you’re with me)
Finally, today was a very important day…I finally got on the banana soft-serve train! It tastes soo good. Life= changed.
Take frozen bananas, put it into a food processor, add a lil mixing (chocolate, peanut butter, choose your weapon) and enjoy!
Hope it doesn’t come back to haunt me at running tonight…