Rise and Shine

Good morning and happy saturday! I had a great time at the royal wedding yesterday, it was a long day so I’m pretty tired and jetlagged today……OK, I am such a dork. I clearly didn’t go 😛 Nor did I even watch any tv coverage. I was too upset that my invitation was lost in the mail. My only interest was in what people wore. Did anyone else think Pippa Middleton stole the show?

Gorgeous!

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Anywho, enough of my lame attempts at humor. It’s saturday morning and my brain is already mush. Not a good sign. I woke up super early  to proctor an exam (I guess this would be worse if I had to write the exam, but I don’t really care I’m going to complain anyways 😛 ). I figured that if I had a nice little breakfast ready for me when I awoke, I would be less of a grouch. I also thought if I could prepare my breakfast ahead of time, I could sleep for a few extra minutes (also making me less of a grouch).

One thing I love about the healthy living blog community is that everyone seems to be obsessed with breakfast. I FIT RIGHT IN!! Breakfast foods are fine by me for any meal. So I thought I’d try out a new breakfast that seems to be very popular in the blogworld. Drumroll please……

 

OVERNIGHT OATS!
For more about Overnight Oats. Head over to Kath’s Page…she’s got a whole section dedicated to oats!
 For my first bowl, I kept it simple:
1/2 cup oats, 1/2 cup milk, 1/4 cup greek yogurt, 1/2 a banana, and because I had to proctor an early exam I spiked my oats with some Godiva hot cocoa powder. This morning I stirred in some peanut butter to complement the chocolate.

To be honest I was a little nervous, it really doesn’t look the most appetizing. I actually kept trying to coax Mr PinkGiggles to have the first bite, but he wouldn’t fall for that. The verdict? I love that I can prepare something quick the night before and have a tasty and filling breakfast waiting for me. I am always running around in the morning like a headless chicken, so taking the 0.25 seconds the stir this together before bed is a major plus. However, I felt like the banana taste was too strong. I am not sure if it was because I did not add enough Godiva, or if I should just add cocoa powder instead of hot cocoa mix. I added some fresh strawberries to my bowl which helped control that banana and it was divine. This is definitely something I will be having for breakfast again, but I would like to experiment with different mix ins. Maybe I can even omit the banana all together.

I shant write anymore, because clearly my mushy brain is not functioning….Maybe I can take a quick nap in my office…. Cross your fingers no one sees me!

Let’s chat!  What is your favourite breakfast?

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10 responses

  1. My favourite breakfast is, strangely enough, the weird and random foods you throw together after a crazy fun night with your friends and they’ve spent the night. It’s not very healthy but it’s usually very interesting. Otherwise, I love cereal. Kashi GO Lean Crunch mixed with some Cinnamon Toast Crunch because I’m still a little kid at heart.

  2. That floral bowl is outright gorgeous! Love it! And yes, Pippa definitely stole the show. I wonder why she wore a white dress – I kind of would love to know if it’s tradition, or just Kate’s preference or what!

  3. Nothing beats overnight oats on a busy morning! My favorite version uses a mashed banana, yogurt, chocolate protein powder (or cocoa powder) and oats. Using just yogurt makes it get thick and fudgy. And of course a scoop of peanut butter has to go on top. 🙂

  4. My favorite breakfast is a tie between overnight oats and cereal combos 🙂 And I too was a little disappointed that my Royal invite got lost in the mail. I was up at 5 AM watching everything and Kate was breathtaking! I’ve heard talk about Pippa stealing the show – but I think that’s crazy! She’s very pretty with a killllller figure, but Kate is simply stunning!

  5. Pipa looked so good, I would wear her dress as my wedding dress 🙂 Favourite breakfast is thawed frozen berries mixed with yogurt and special K ..have it every workday.YUM

  6. What does overnight oats mean? You just prepare it the night before?!?! I want to try them!!
    But my fav breakfast at the moment is Ezekiel rasin bread with almond butter. Tasty and filling 🙂

  7. Pingback: Giving overnight oats a chance (and a guest post!) « PinkGiggles

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