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Overnight Oats

Believe it or not, I have not posted an overnight oats recipe in a while considering the fact that I'm obsessed with oats.  I actually took a little bit of a break eating them having switched last week to fresh fruit for breakfast.  I went to Trader Joe's before my July 4th vacation and bought all these in season fruits: apricots, apples, strawberries, blackberries, figs, dates, cherries and peaches.  I was so excited I couldn't wait to make giant bowls of fruit cocktail.  Sometimes I dabbed some almond butter on the fruit (that's another obsession of mine).  But I'm back to overnight oats and so without further delay here is the recipe:

1/2 cup of rolled oats
3/4 cup of non dairy milk
1 bananas
2 scoops of vanilla protein powder
4 strawberries
2 tbsp of almond butter
Place the oats, milk and 1 scoop of the protein powder in a bowl and mix well.  Slice the banana and add to the bowl and place overnight in the refrigerator.  The next morning, add the almond butter.  Put the other scoop of protein powder and the strawberries in your food processor and process on high.  Add on top of the almond butter.  Top with a strawberry and enjoy!

The strawberries and protein powder create a sweet topping for the oats.  I use Arbonne protein powder and it adds a lot of sweetness. If you choose not to use protein powder, you can still blend the strawberries and use agave, coconut sugar or maple syrup for a low glycemic sweetener. You can also eat this for dessert :)

I'm almost done my yoga teacher training and I'm so proud that I'm accomplishing this! I have bonded so much with my yoga classmates and even though I'm looking forward to getting my weekends back, I will miss this class when it's over. I'm trying to savor the next two weekends as much as I can.
I'm back in the swing of nyc and not homesick anymore. I met with one of my classmates and she really helped point my thoughts in the right direction. I feel so much more positive this week and I'm embracing all things nyc.

My friend is visiting me on Monday so we will be out and about! Sorry I haven't blogged a lot lately; I'll be adding a coconut cherry bliss dessert recipe by tomorrow. They are so so yummy!
I hit up the Union Square farmers market yesterday and afterwards found myself at Whole Foods. It's literally my happy place! The prepared food yesterday was amazing so of course I had to get some. I bought dumplings and tofu salads to bring home and top my salad with.

I'm still working on my Italian cookbook and I'm hoping to publish it in the fall. It's just so hot to cook all day. I can't believe I'm saying this after this winter but I'm looking forward to fall. Pumpkin, cinnamon, lovely weather and NYC!!!
Stay tuned for my coconut dessert recipe. Much love, friends!


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