I have turned into quite the morning running!! I’m enjoying my 4 milers so much.
However I can honestly say it it were winter and dark and/or cold outside, I would NOT be doing them. Morning runs are definitely a summer thing for me! Midway through my music died, so it was just me and my lungs out for a jog. I managed to keep all 4 miles in the 8:30s, so I was breathing hard! I prefer music on my runs, but sometimes silence is golden.
Once home I decided it had been way too long since I’d had oats!
I made a fabbbbbulous bowl of Blackberry Cheesecake oats – complete with cottage cheese + graham cracker crust (actually a Carr’s cracker!)
This was a recipe I featured in O Magazine!
Blackberry Cheesecake Oats
- 1/3 cup oats
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/2 cup milk
- Pinch salt
- 1/2 tbsp chia seeds
- 1 small super ripe banana
- 1/3 cup Organic Valley cottage cheese ( <—my favorite!) stirred in at end
- 10 blackberries, stirred in at end
- 1 Carr’s Whole Wheat Cracker, crumbled
- Smucker’s PB
- Coconut sprinkle
If you really want it to taste like cheesecake, mix some maple syrup or sugar with some whipped cream cheese (which I actually have but didn’t think to do!) and put it on top in place of the peanut butter!
All you NUT BUTTER LOVERS: Justin’s is back with 4 smashing flavors for $26 (<—how appropriate!). There are only about 200 available, and last time they sold out in a few hours, so check your inbox any minute!
Have a fabulous Monday!!