Good Morning and Happy Tuesday! With yesterday being a holiday, I actually got a break from my 7-day work/school schedule and it. was. GLORIOUS. It’s back to the schedule today, though, and like I said last week, planning is key. I made up my shopping list yesterday and hit up Earth Fare for some groceries and was able to find some really good stuff! Am I the only one who gets more excited in a supermarket than a mall? Possibly, but I’m okay with that! I got home and wrote out all my meals on my kitchen board so there will be no meal confusion this week!
As you can see, I’m a bit of an organizational…. “enthusiast”. Yeah, let’s go with that. With work, school, and everything in between though, being organized (especially in regards to nutrition) is what keeps me going! This simple meal calendar only takes me about 15 minutes to create on Sundays during my lunch break at work (yeah for multitasking!) and it really 1)eliminates the stress of what the heck I’m going to eat each day on the go and 2) saves me tons of money, since if I didn’t pack my food, I’d be scouting out all the Chipotles and Pita Pits I could!
A wonderful surprise happened on Sunday: a ton of apples were donated at work for the horses. Like, a whole big crate of them. How is this beneficial to me? Well, so many were donated that we weren’t going to be able to use them all before they’d go bad. I obviously volunteered to take them off their hands. Nothing beats fresh apple juice! It’s like dessert!
Okay, you’re probably wondering where the heck this steel-cut oats recipe is! A little background first: so I bought a canister of oats a few weeks ago, not reading the label. When I got home, I realized they were steel-cut oats, and when I opened the canister, it did NOT look like the oatmeal I was familiar with. I was so confused! I bought it though, so I was going to eat it. I let it simmer for a half hour just like the directions told me to and….. They were insanely good! I’ve been on an oat kick ever since, and I’ve found that a few unlikely ingredients have made for one of the best breakfasts I’ve ever made!
Coconut Raspberry Steel-cut Oats
- 1/2 cup steel-cut oats
- 1.5 cups water
- 1/2 cup almond milk (make it yourself here)
- handful of pumpkin seeds
- small handful organic raspberries
- 3 tbsp unsweetened coconut butter (or coconut shreds)
- Bring the water and the milk to a boil.
- Add in oats and coconut and reduce to low/medium heat for 30 minutes.
- Do some yoga or paint your nails while you wait. (your kitchen will start to smell amazing)
- Pour into a bowl and add in pumpkin seeds and raspberries.
- Savor the foodgasm and sing my praises.
This breakfast is delicious, filling, and energizing! It’ll keep you going till lunch, I promise you! You can always experiment with different fruits, or added sweeteners if you’ve got a little sweet tooth going on in the morning. I’ve added apricots to this recipe before and it has been awesome as well!
Stay healthy and Happy Juicing!