Fresh Strawberry Green Monster

This green monster is delicious – in fact I am surprised it isn’t blowing up across the world wide web (well maybe it did and I missed it). Nonetheless you have to try this flavor combination – it will have you squealing with excitement.

Make sure to add plenty of spinach – if you don’t want to be turned off by a brown color. While green and red work great together at Christmas, there is a reason they are not mixed, let alone next to each other on the color wheel and that’s because when they do mix together they form a murky brown color that is hinted more green than red – contingent on the amount of spinach you add (so add a lot because then you are just left with little flecks of red). This drink may not look like Christmas, but it sure is a nice present for your taste buds.

Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups strawberries (I used fresh, but frozen would work too, I would leave out the ice if using frozen though)

1/2 cup almond milk

1/2 cup water

1 tbsp. honey

1 tbsp. chia seeds

1 tbsp. ground flax

1 banana

4 ice cubes

2-3 cups of spinach

Directions:

Blend all your ingredients together and drink up!

Cheers to a power boosted morning

n

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Peach Cobbler Vegan Over Night Oats

When choosing my fruit to take with me tomorrow (aka last night – hmmm how do I phrase this) I grabbed for my peach, but realized she was just a bit too ripe and wouldn’t last in my bag so I thought, why not incorporate into my breakfast. Seeing as I am on an overnight oats kick I decided to give peach in my vegan over night oats a go and well peach vegan over night oats doesn’t sound nearly as fancy as peach¬†cobbler vegan over night oats, thus reason for name sprucing.¬†This is a keeper – the overnight oats just get better and better every time.

Ingredients:

1/3 cup oats

1/2 cup almond milk (I reduced the milk further from the past two recipes to see if I like even thicker better – and I do)

1 Tbsp. Chia Seeds

1 Tbsp. Ground Flax

1 Tsp. Cinnamon

dash of Nutmeg

Topping: shredded unsweetened coconut and honey

Directions:

Whisk the oats, milk, chia seeds, ground flax, cinnamon and nutmeg together, stir in the peaches. Refrigerate overnight

In the morning top with coconut (1 Tbsp) and honey (a nice drizzle) and then dig in

I’m hoping it wards off the soreness I already feel in my legs from my morning workout – darn you lunges and squats…

Cheers

n

To Carob Banana Chia Vegan Overnight Oats

Yahoo! I have officially made my first overnight oats! And posted two vegan recipes in a row! AND two oatmeal recipes! Dang – I’m on a roll (:

Maybe not the most appetizing looking but they really are delish – I promise.

Thanks to Oh She Glows for providing so many overnight oats recipes to finally convince me that I had to try some. There is quite a long list of flavor combinations for overnight oats and as I really liked them and they are healthy too, I will probably be sharing with you more of the recipes I try! Let me know if you know of other good sources for overnight oats (:

After my morning run these hit the spot (remember this is coming from a gal who is not a big oatmeal fan). Not to mention the morning preparation is nada…well open drawer grab spoon, open fridge grab oats, jam spoon in oats, jam spoon in mouth and repeat the latter two steps until you have an empty bowl – then wash. You will be all powered up for the day!

Ingredients: (1 serving)

1 cup Almond milk (or your choice)

1/3 cup regular oats

1 tbsp carob powder (I buy it at bulk Barn)

2 tbsp chia seeds

Tiny pinch of kosher salt

1/4 tsp pure vanilla extract

1-2 tbsp pecans

1 ripe banana, chopped

Maple syrup to drizzle, to taste (optional)

Directions:

Mix the dry ingredients (oats, carob powder, chia seeds, optional walnuts, salt) in a medium sized bowl with a whisk.

Now pour in the milk and pure vanilla extract, Whisk well until all clumps are gone. Finally, Stir in the chopped ripe banana.

Place in the fridge for 2 hours or overnight. You can cover it, or leave it under covered. When ready, give it a good stir and enjoy. Drizzle a bit of maple syrup on top if you wish! I also put a bit of cinnamon on top mmmhhhhmmm – back to eating it (:

Cheers

n