Sometimes bad things happen that steer us off the course we were headed down. And sometimes things happen that KICK us off that course.
I have been having a really, really rough time in my personal life lately. Family problems, friend problems, and my own personal problems bubbled up into a giant pile of WHAT IN THE WORLD IS HAPPENING? The only thing that has gotten me through lately is my faith and my amazing church. I love the people there!
I haven’t been trying too many new things lately as food hasn’t been incredibly appealing lately. The actual creation of it is just lost on me at the moment.
Yesterday morning though I really wanted to try out a new breakfast.
I have wanted Oats In A Jar (OIAJ) for awhile now as I've seen it various places. Like at KERF (kath eats real food)
So many different varities you can make!
It looked like such a fun way to eat breakfast. And I wanted to combine that with Angela’s Vegan Overnight Oats with Banana Soft Serve. You can find that recipe here:
Here is OIAJ with Banana Soft Serve ~ Amber’s version.
It does take some forethought! The first thing you have to be sure to have is an almost empty jar of your favorite nut butter (or whichever one happens to be gone first). In this case it was my dark chocolate peanut butter!
Also, to make the fresh banana soft serve in the morning, you first have to freeze some bananas!
I find it easiest to slice them and let them freeze for a little bit, before putting them into a container for future use.
They don’t stick together in a huge clump this way!
The next step is to make the overnight oats the night before. For the overnight oats I combined 1/3 cup of oats, 1/3 cup water, a tablespoon (8 grams) of pea protein, a tablespoon (5 grams) unsweetened cocoa powder, and about half a packet of Stevia.
Don’t mind the fingerprint I made in the middle to check the texture in the morning! I had to see if it was to my liking, of course.
I measured out 75 grams (or about a small banana’s worth) of banana and to make up the banana soft serve.
Grab your nut butter jar, overnight oats, and freshly made banana soft serve and layer to your heart’s desire.
It is much prettier in a clear glass or if you think to remove the label like in the blogs above. But I was not that inventive. So really, forget about looks and just enjoy an AMAZING tasting breakfast. It’s like a super cold even yummier version of a parfait.
I usually plan out the calories to my meals beforehand, but I wasn’t exactly sure how much peanut butter was in the jar. I usually have 12 grams or 3/4 of a tablespoon of peanut butter with breakfast, but I guessed there was probably closer to a tablespoon in the jar. Apparently, there was more than that! I weighed the jar before and after and there was more like 18 grams of peanut butter. Oops, oh well!
It was definitely tasty, but it was hard to eat slowly. I was loving the flavor combination so much I had to remind myself a few times to SLOW DOWN.
That’s all I have for today, I hope it is a good one. And I hope you all have been doing well!
Quick question: What is the first thing that gets pushed aside when your life is out of whack?