Do you know why I love oatmeal so much? There is an art to eating it. Some foods you just stuff in your mouth. Perhaps some of you have an art to your cereal eating, but for me I just stuff it in so it stays crunchy and it’s gone. Same with morning toast. Gone. That’s why I don’t love those two for breakfast.
I love eating foods with a long spoon and swirling them around in the bowl and my mouth in an artistic way.
OIAJ are one of the most artful foods I eat. Not only do you get to swirl the actual oats, but getting the nut butter off the sides and bottom of the jar takes a bit of patience and makes it super fun to eat.
(Note: it always looks like there’s way more nut butter in OIAJ than there really is because those solid layers you see are really, really thin, FYI. The above jar looks like it’s got at least a half cup of nut butter, but it’s really only about 1-2 tbsp max)
Last night I put the following into a jar with about a tablespoon +/- of TJ’s Sunflower Butter
- 1/3 cup oats
- ~1/3 cup Oikos
- ~1/3 cup milk
- 1/2 banana
- Pinch salt
- 1/2 tbsp chia seeds
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
–> sat in fridge overnight
–> Added 2 tbsp granola on top for crunch this morning
Coffee today was still too weak. I used 1/2 cup grounds (= 8 tbsp finely ground) with 6 cups water (coffee cups, not 8 oz cups). It’s just so THIN. Lacking the body of French press. Karen’s coffee this summer was still thick. She uses Peet’s. I think we just need to keep putting in more grounds!
Basil says good morning!
Speaking of the arts, I just spent a while putting all the yoga classes around here in my calendar. I want to try them ALL at once! Going to be doing a lot of yoga in the coming weeks, and I think last night’s studio has a $50 unlimited month pass for new students. If that’s the case, I’m totally getting it and will be doing lots and lots of yoga. Good thing I love it now!
Also, has anyone tried Nia? It’s offered at one of the studios and sounds like dance!!