Well today is officially my last day of break. *tear*
I have to head to campus to meet with my professor and the other students who I’ll be doing research with. It’s a group of 4 girls (+ my favorite professor)--so it should be a fun semester!
Tomorrow I have work and then it’s the normal old weekend.
Even though I’m sad to bid this break farewell, I’m also ready to get back into the swing of things.
Call me crazy (heck, I'm sure I'll call myself crazy 2 weeks in to the semester), but right now I’m craving the routine. Plus, I have to admit that I’m excited for what’s to come these next few months!
After a choppy night of sleep, my breakfast called for some extra caffeine (you know, because I’m addicted). Lately, I’ve seen the fitnessista add Starbucks via into her morning oats. While I don’t have via, I decided to simply cook my oats in 1 C. coffee from my iced coffee stash.
^This is my designated iced coffee pitcher. I brew a pot of flavored coffee (French vanilla, pumpkin, whatever I find)—pour it in the pitcher and refrigerate. I simply pour it over ice + creamer when I’m ready for a caffeine pick-me-up. <—I’m pretty much ready for this all day every day. This is especially nice to have in the summer months, but I also love drinking iced coffee year-round.
So, are you skeptical about coffee oats? I was too.
- 1/2 C. old-fashioned oats
- 1 T. chia seeds
- 1 C. French vanilla coffee
- mixed with: cinnamon + stevia
Pre-microwave (for 2 minutes)
I topped the mixture with sliced banana, more cinnamon, and almond butter!
If I didn’t know, I’d think these were chocolate oats!
The first bite was so-so. When your eyes are telling you that you are taking a spoonful of chocolate, but you taste a spoonful of coffee…well, that takes a little adjustment.
By the third bite, the coffee lover in me had surfaced and I was enjoying every spoonful.
By the time the bowl was polished off, I was considering getting another glass pitcher to store coffee for oats!
Skeptical no more.
Well I’m heading off to campus. Have a great Thursday guys!
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Has there been a meal that you were skeptical about, but then loved once you tried it?