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
(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?