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.
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
(3) a homemade granola bar (click for recipe)
(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?
Love H&M for clothing, their stuff is reasonably priced and so versatile. Agreed – all good shopping trips require a Starbucks stop!
I LOVE PLAID!! GIRL.. plaid is SO in this season! It was crazy seeing it SO much in LA!! its so cute!
I love that top! And H&M. Looks like a fun day 🙂 Sometimes I add cinnamon in place of/to cut some of the sugar. Adds a lovely complexity 🙂
Oh man, I looove shopping! I love shopping with my mom the best – not sure why, though. Also, H&M is awesome – that shirt you bought is super cute 🙂
I actually despise clothes shopping. After a few stores, I am done! Haha.
Ick, ick, I HATE shopping. But I love new clothes – so my husband or mother-in-law usually shops for me, which is unbelievably perfect. But I DO love coffee dates with my mama AND cinnamon in my coffee, too – it’s the bessst.
Argh, shopping, how I love it soo! If Im going hard core shopping like going shopping alone or with my family, but not with friends, they are too distracting! but i love a casual shop with friends. I always need SOMEONE on hand for advice. Cute shirt by the way and beetleaves in a smoothie? sounds pretty cool!
My mom and I ALMWAYS go on intense shopping days where we feverishly hunt out the best bargains, make a coffee stop and enjoy delicious food 😀 There’s just something about making an entire day of it, don’t you think?
You look absolutly gorgrous in the picture 🙂
PS. I'm not surprised about the cinnamon, it's known to enhance sugars 😉
i still yet have to do some serious shopping with my mom this year! lovin’ that top from H&M, as i’m also a regular at that store 😀
Love, love, love shopping!! You can be sure that I’m saving my pennies for the September shopping trip. 🙂 And love the rings that you and mom are sporting. Too cute! 🙂
I am stereotypically obsessed with shopping. And I like it both ways! When I’m on a mission for a certain thing, I usually go it alone so that I can really focus. But I also love to go with friends and girl out with them.
I am more of an online shopper, primarily because the shopping in Wisconsin is abysmal and because when I shop in store, I end up mulling over every shirt and it takes me forever! I love your H&M steals, so cute!
I hate shopping. HATE. Especially days like that when you have LOTS of things to buy. It honestly drives me crazy.
It also quite literally gives me a headache.
Hello there. I am a first time visitor, and your blog is beautiful. Your pictures are so clear! Anyways, my husband and I always eat oats that way. I don’t know, there is something about the texture that I like. More chewy maybe!
I hate overnight oats, but I love un-overnight oats. Go figure! 😛
I’m a total shopping fanatic. I’m happy to spend an entire day at a mall with a friend. 😀 I love your H&M finds! Plaid shirts are such a staple in my wardrobe.
I have never tried ‘un-overnight’ oats. It seems so quick for rushed mornings – I see a new b-fast in my future! 😉
I love a good day at the mall but I’m not a fan of shopping with friends. I prefer Mom and/or sis for hardcore shopping days. They always turn out better when you keep it in the fam. Who knew? 😀
My mom’s coming up to visit for a shop until you drop weekend, plus more fun like kayaking. Tax free week is this weekend which means I can get more stuff 😉 Coffee breaks are essential for us too!
I love plaid, but what I really liked was your Mom’s ring on her first finger. That is so cute!
I like to shop with other people — because they actually tell me what to buy. I am clueless when it comes to clothes, shoes, anything, so I need someone to tell me it looks good. My husband is no help, he only likes shirts that are too low cut and too small. 😦
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