If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, then you’ll know that I am a morning person.
Now, I am not the morning person that wakes up at 5:00 on their day off. Oh, heavens no. I’m a growing girl, and I need my sleep. But, my natural waking up time is 7:30-ish, and the latest I’ve ever slept in is 9:00. Oh, should I mention I’m only 17? Yeah, I’m a strange case.
Anyways, I adore the morning. I love having natural sunlight wake me up, and I love getting things done before noon. Usually, if I can get most of my tasks done before 12, then I allow myself to relax for a bit. I’m a very busy person, so being a morning person if very useful.
Recently, my summer routine has been very repetitive. I like routine, so I’m not complaining. Wake up around 7:30, get in a 30-40 minute cardio or strength training session, have my coffee time, make breakfast, work on the blog for two-three hours, go to tennis for two-three hours, come home and shower, work on the blog more, make dinner, watch Prison Break, read a book, and sleep. Usually around three times a week I’ll abandon the make dinner and on part of my routine to see my friends, because I need social connection to stay sane.
I feel like my routine, combined with being a morning person, has helped me in so many ways. However, there are days when I want to sleep in, and on those days, I still want to get working by 10:00 am ish. Therefore, quick breakfasts that are already prepared for me are a MUST. So, that’s where this comes in.
I’ve jumped on the peanut butter cup hype train recently, and I just can’t get enough. I eat about three a day with zero guilt or shame. I love them! They combine my two recent obsessions- chocolate and peanut butter- so really, they’re a gift from the gods. So, why not have them for breakfast?!
I’m a big oatmeal fan, and I have to say that these may be my favorite to date. I love everything about them; from the crunch of the chocolate chips to the creaminess of the peanut butter, there is really nothing to complain about. Alright, let’s dig in!
- ½ cup rolled oats
- ½ cup almond milk
- ¼ cup greek yogurt
- 2 tbsp powdered peanut butter
- 1 tbsp chocolate chips
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- ½ scoop protein powder*
- 1 tbsp chocolate chips
- 1 peanut butter cup
- Peanut butter
- The night before, combine the oats, powdered peanut butter, milk, yogurt, chocolate chips, chia seeds, protein powder (if using), and powdered peanut butter in a jar. Mix everything together well to ensure no clumps, and stick in the fridge overnight.
- The next morning, remove from the fridge, add your toppings, and enjoy!
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