The heat is rising here in Pennsylvania. I’m a die-hard green veggie-packed breakfast smoothie fan but lately, I’m starting to migrate over to overnight oats again. Fiber & protein packed with a punch of maca. Plus taking this right out of the fridge after a humid workout just hits the spot. End of story. This version is a bit decadent but oh so healthy so no guilt needed. Plenty of alternatives that I will note in the recipe.
Breakfast is truly the most important meal of the day that fuels your brain and body. This recipe is so easy and making it ahead of time makes your morning rush that much more simplified. Plus, kids love making this as much as eating it.
1/3 cup of Bob’s Redmill Gluten free rolled oats
1/3 cup of nut milk (I used cashew unsweetened Silk)
1 tablespoon of vanilla Vega One protein powder
1 tablespoon raw cacao powder
1 tablespoon of almond or peanut butter (I used Justin’s)
1 teaspoon of hemp seeds
Splash of vanilla extract
Chopped Vega maca bar
Vegan chocolate chips
Almond or peanut butter (softened)
Into a jar with a lid, add the all of the ingredients with the exception of the toppings you choose. Give it a good stir or shake and refrigerate overnight. Prior to consuming, I shake it again to mix it all up. Add your toppings and devour.
I was lucky enough to take my run indoors today – still a sweatfest, however better. I ran on the treadmill and used this time to work on speed. Controlled speed that is. I do one mile at a warm-up and then start increasing my speed each half mile. I’m horrible at pacing myself outside when I run but on the treadmill – it’s my opportunity to increase it at exact points and forces me to push myself beyond my normal limits. I was pleased and drenched.
Monday: 5.25/cycling 25
Tuesday: 6 treadmill miles/strength
Wednesday: 7 outdoor miles
Thursday: 5 miles – splits 8:05/7:50/7:47/7:38/7:18 and then strength training.
Friday: Rest day.
This Saturday if you’re in the Lancaster, PA area – pop down to Evolution Power Yoga for the 9:15 am class – and I’ll be there sharing some vegan/gluten free treats when you’re done.
— Knead to Cook