When in doubt, “un”overnight oats can always be counted on to deliver. Tast. Nutrition. Energy.
“un”overnight oats—simply mix everything together, directly before eating
- 1/2 c. raw oatmeal
- 6-oz. plain yogurt mixed with 2 T. crushed flax
- 1 banana, chilled and sliced
- almond butter
I think “nom, nom, nom” is way overused, but I’ve actually never ever used it here on the blog. So…nom, nom, nom. It suits this bowl of ooey gooey deliciousness to a T.
My mom and I have been planning a getaway to the mall for a while now, and today was the day to make it happen. This was not just a routine shopping trip. This was a serious, all-out, shop until you drop day. It’s intense. For real.
But we both love it, and that’s why we get so excited about it. (My sister and I are already planning another one for September.) The day doesn’t require that anybody spend anything, but it does require serious energy and trying on everything and anything. :mrgreen:
Of course, there’s always food involved (energy, energy, energy.)
Sorry for the notsopretty photos, but I was relying solely on my miniature camera for transportability purposes.
Lunch had many courses…
(1) a tuna salad sandwich (1 can of tuna mixed with a lil’ mayo and cumin, lettuce, 2 slices whole wheat bread)
(2) a reduced fat mozzarella cheese stick
(4) heeps and heeps of watermelon
There was also the routine stop at Starbucks. No girly shopping trip is complete without a coffee stop, where both my mom and I ordered a Grande Soy Misto and snacked on some trail mix.
I came really close to adding some splenda to this cup of frothy goodness, but then resisted. I have nothing wrong with using the occasional packet of splenda, but I try to stay away from artifical sweeteners as much as I possibly can. Sometimes it requires getting used to a new flavor (this was a little less sweet than I would normally drink it), and sometimes it requires improvising. I ended up adding cinnamon when I was halfway through drinking it and it recreated the drink! Seriously. It wound up tasting like a snickerdoodle and somehow intensified the sweetness.
I also bought a water to take along with us for the rest of the shopping trip: Hint Blackberry.
All natural ingredients, with a very subtle hint of blackberry. So refreshing.
The shopping trip was such fun. Great deals. New outfit. Lots of girly gab and conversation. Fun.
H&M was full of great bargains today too. I’m not even kidding when I say that practically my entire wardrobe is from this one store.
I’m very into plaid and jean skirts this year.
Dinner was quick and easy to throw together, as I was craving a refreshingly cold smoothie.
Smoothie In A Bowl
- 1 c. frozen blueberries
- large handful of beet leaves
- 1 c. soymilk
- toppings: Natures Path Pumpkin Flax Granola, coconut, 1 tsp. chia seeeds, scoop of PB&Company’s The Bee’s Knees
Sometimes a smoothie just hits all the right spots.
I am so overtired tonight, it’s not even funny. I think a good night’s sleep is in order. Tomorrow I have a busy, busy, but fun day planned. I also need to complete my internship homework (almost done!) and a powerpoint presentation as well.
Question: Do you enjoy going clothes shopping? Do you prefer shopping solo or going along with a shopping buddy?