IMG_9448Most of my friends and family know by now that I have left my “day job” but I have mot shared this here.  I am going to shift my focus to teaching more yoga and expanding my women’s wellness and birth services. I am also looking forward to blogging more and starting a podcast with Neil. I have been doing these things on the side for over two years and am ready to jump in. After working in an office for so many years and juggling a work schedule and yoga classes, and occasional births, being at home has been such a change of pace.

I am working to find my new morning routine and what time of the day I prefer to go to workout class, as I no longer “have” to go at 6am. I have not settled into a consistent routine yet but am focusing on trying to add mediation into my day and keep up my workout classes as well as a 45 minute to 1.5 hour walk with the dog everyday. All good things, I have just been doing them at completely different times depending on the day. Having coffee or tea and breakfast to start my day is about the only thing I have nailed down in terms of routine. I am looking forward to finding my new groove in this new venture.

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From the first time I discovered overnight oatmeal in 2012 it has been one of my favorite go to breakfasts, especially in the spring and summer. During those seasons there are so many good fruits and warmer temperatures lend to a cooler breakfast. I love smoothies, warm oatmeal, eggs and all the breakfast items. I tend to go between oatmeal and smoothies and leave more complicated breakfasts for the weekends. With more time in the mornings I have been mixing it up but it felt good to go back to an oldie but a goodie.

Overnight oats are so easy and are perfect for busy mornings to just grab and go. I have had different recipes on the blog before but this is my latest go to.


Blueberry Overnight Oats

IMG_9450Ingredients:

  • 1/3 cup of oatmeal
  • 1/3 cup of almond milk (or milk of your choice)
  • 1/4 cup greek yogurt
  • 1 tsp maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp flax seeds
  • 1/2 chia seeds
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup of blueberries

Directions:

Add all ingredients except blueberries to a jar and shake or stir until well mixed. Add blueberries and mix the fruit in. Seal jar with a lid and place in the fridge for 6+ hours or overnight, hence the name.

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I love adding all different kinds of fruits and nuts to the base recipe. I shared my pumpkin recipe before which is my favorite in fall/winter and I also love peanut butter banana combo as well as strawberry and unsweetened shredded coconut.

What has changed in your morning routine recently? What are your current breakfast favorites? I would love to hear or see over on instagram or find me on snapchat @eatlovenourish.

Breakfast and Beyond: Shaking it up
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