Thursday, April 11, 2013
Overnight Oats...or turning myself into a reluctant oatmeal eater
Forcing myself to eat oatmeal is an effort to lost those 6 pounds, and to curb my ridiculous craving for sweets. Warm oatmeal in the morning just does not appeal to me on so many levels: who has the time?, who likes mushy warm globs?, seriously, the texture is just WRONG! But then I stumbled on something called Overnight Oats...served cold. Hmm. Let's give it a try.
I found a recipe posted at Peanut Butter Fingers that includes several ingredients I like: Greek yogurt (LOVE plain Fage 0%), almond milk (I'm slowly adjusting to), oats (which I really want to love) and Chia seeds (a new love??). I whipped up a batch on Sunday night. You can make it in about 5 minutes, and the majority of that time is spent gathering the ingredients. On Monday morning I added in extra almond milk, then put it in a mason jar because I wanted the lid to be tight. I topped it off with frozen, no sugar added blueberries, then went to the office. I let it sit out at room temperature because I love the sour-ness of warm Greek yogurt.
At lunch time, I gleefully took a giant spoonful...then almost gagged. Aaaaaaaacccck! *cough cough*