Yeah, let that sink in for a minute. I wish I could stop but the Sunday night blues always plagues me. I just love the pace of the weekend. It feels so good to let go of thoughts of work, business, and stress. Then all of the sudden Sunday night is here and it is like…AHHHH! How many things can I get done in the next few hours after Rowan goes to bed? Maybe there are a few of you out there that can’t wait to get your weeks going, but I know most of you know exactly what I am talking about!
We had a good weekend here. We celebrated our 6th and last Christmas of the year. The rest of the weekend was spent like usual…grocery shopping, cleaning, cooking, and enjoying as many baby giggles and snuggles as possible. One thing I look forward to each weekend is Sunday mornings. Brandon usually heads to the gym right away. While he is there, Rowan and I have our little girls day. We go for breakfast at my local Dunn Brothers. Everyone in there knows Rowan and I by now. Not because people go out of their way to talk to me, but because when you are lugging around a car seat with an adorable, babbling baby in it people talk to you. She loves all of the attention and people watching. Then we head off to my favorite place…Super Target…for all of our groceries and stuff for the week. Rowan is at an age where she does pretty well with our little shopping adventures. She can take in all the sights and stare right at me as I talk, sing, and make faces at her. I am sure I look like a crazy person.
One thing I like to do on Sundays is prep as much food as possible for the week to make meals easier during the week when time is crunched. I pretty much live on protein shakes for breakfast, but every once in a while I change it up and make overnight oats. I love how easy they are to make and when you wake up breakfast is done.
I have become such a creature of habit with my daily protein shakes that if I have something else for breakfast I feel guilty that I am not getting any veggies at the start of my day. I usually put 2 huge handfuls of kale or spinach in my shakes. Oatmeal is probably my second favorite breakfast so I had to sneak some veggies into it too! Zucchini has such a mild flavor that you don’t really notice anything except for the texture that it adds to the oats. The next best part about overnight oats is the toppings! I kept it simple with mine but you can top them with chocolate chips, granola, toasted walnuts, bananas, or peanut butter.
What’s your favorite breakfast?
Have a great week!!
- 1 cup gf rolled oats
- ½ cup grated zucchini (drained of excess moisture)
- 1 medium banana (mashed)
- ¼ peanut butter powder
- 1¼ unsweetened vanilla or coconut almond milk
- 1 tbsp honey
- 1 tbsp flaxseed meal
- ¼ tsp ground cinnamon
- To prepare the zucchini, grate and squeeze out as much of the liquid as possible with a paper or kitchen towel. Place in a small, microwave safe bowl and cook for 30 seconds.
- Add all ingredients to a bowl or storage container and mix until everything is combined.
- Refrigerate overnight or a minimum of 4 hours.
- Serve as is or top with sliced bananas and natural peanut butter.