Um, so, where did my weekend go?
I had this list. This list of important stuff. And I’m pretty sure the stuff isn’t done. Because somebody stole my weekend.
Well, it didn’t really happen for me. I think I went to the gym (it’s across the street, so no excuses there), baked a few things (and had an epic fail too), went to bed at 9:00…yup, that’s about it.
Oh well, there’s always next weekend.
I did, however, eat these amazing oats. Let me tell you, I came back from a workout on Saturday morning (because that long journey to the building is such an epic trek) and was starving!! In the fridge, waiting for me, was a big, inviting bowl of these Lemon Cream Pie Oats.
And holy moly they are to die for! I literally could not stop saying “yummm…” and “oh dear, this is good,” and making weird noises (trust me, I’m usually very stony faced when I eat, never letting someone know if it’s to die for…because I’m just nice like that). Steve just sat and stared at me like I was a mental patient. I couldn’t help it!!
You’ll just have to make them and see for yourself…but you’ve been warned. They’re amazing.
Lemon Cream Pie Oats
(an overnight recipe, makes 1 big breakfast serving)
½ cup old fashioned oats
½ cup unsweetened almond milk
½ cup water
¼ cup plain Greek yogurt
1 tsp. granulated Stevia
1/8 tsp. almond extract
¼ tsp. vanilla extract
½ tsp. butter extract (optional but important for the flavor)
zest of 1 lemon
~Thoroughly cook your oats with the almond milk and water, either on the stovetop (medium heat, stirring often) or in the microwave ( ½ power, 3-5 minutes, stopping to stir so it doesn’t bubble over).
~Pour the cooked oatmeal into a medium sized bowl. Stir in the yogurt, extracts, Stevia, and lemon zest. Place in the fridge overnight.
~In the morning, fluff the oats, top with a sprinkle more of Stevia (optional) and enjoy!
Note: I don’t really enjoy lemon desserts that are warm, which is why these oats taste best when cold. Trust me, you’ll feel like you’re eating lemon bars or lemon cream pie for breakfast!
Strike up a conversation: Did you get everything done this weekend that you planned on? How does a bowl of Lemon Cream Pie Oats sound to you? It fixes all my problems (well, it can’t fix them all, but I can pretend it can).
PS Thank you for all of the entries in my GNC Vitapak Giveaway! You can still enter to win!