I feel so thrown off not going to the gym this morning. Like something is wrong or I’m supposed to be somewhere and I am not!
I stayed up until 10 watching Twilight but only got through half. So far I love it. I think Bella + Edward are perfect book-to-movie characters. And Bella is soooo gorgeous. If I were a boy, she’d be my type 🙂
I should have made oats this morning and saved the overnight oats for a day when I was more rushed, but I got a huge craving for them yesterday so they made it onto the menu.
Decided to try out a new sauce!! Just like a made the sauce with the PB2 and soy milk, I decided to see if I could thin out and heat up some regular almond butter into a sauce. I believe this has already swept through the blog world under the name "PBU," but I confess I don’t know who invented it or if this is the recipe. Please inform me in the comments!
So I took 1 tbsp of Justin’s Maple Almond Butter and added 1 tbsp (measured) of vanilla soy milk. I put this in the microwave for 20 seconds to help break down the nut butter.
After vigorous stirring, I got a sheeny paste and added a few drops more soy milk to get this beautiful thick sauce:
Dumped over my overnight oats, it was great!!! In hot oatmeal, nut butters tend to melt and spread some, but in cold it’s just a clump that gets eaten in two bites. This was the perfect solution, and I liked how it was a little warm on top of the chilled oats.
My bowl had:
- 1/3 cup rolled raw oats
- 1 container Oikos
- 1/2 cup vanilla soy milk ( <– milk of the week)
- Pinch salt
- Half banana
- 2 tsp chia seeds ( <— the key to awesome overnight oats!)
- (And two bites missing that I ate for dessert last night!! )
Toppings were the AB sauce and some Mix My Granola Cinnamon Banana Almond. Yum!!!
Mr. Coffee says this is a PSA reminder to keep your KIDNEYS healthy and drink lots of water today. I’ve been working my way through the Oprah that aired last week (or the last?) with Dr. Oz about diabetes. WOW, amazing stats. And I obviously knew about the blood sugar dangers with consuming sugar (short and long term), but I honestly did not know that sugar acted like shards of glass to the blood vessels. A reason that even if you’re at a healthy weight, sugar is not good for us.
Off to the health dept!! We’ve got a fun lunch to go to today. I am really not sure of my camera abilities, but I will try to manage a few shots 🙂