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Chocolate Cheesecake Overnight Oats

Hello, all!! Happy hump day! We have been dealing with a teething little one around here, and this mamma is whooped. I hate seeing my little one in pain. She is finally falling asleep after some Tylenol. Hopefully she has a restful night!

Anyway…

I got a craving for overnight oats the other day. Are they still a thing? Haha. I used to make them ALL the time, but now I usually grab a granola bar. I decided to make some in the evening to grab in the morning and was so glad I did!

Here is what I used….

*1 jar of vanilla yogurt (I used Oui brand)

*1 heaping TBSP of cream cheese

*1/2 cup of oats

*1/2 or a little less of milk (I used Almond)

*1/2 to a full scoop of chocolate protein powder (or cocoa)

*1 TBSP flax seeds

TOPPINGS:

*strawberries

*graham crackers

To make:

-Mix everything together minus the toppings and refrigerate overnight.

-Remove from fridge, stir, and add toppings.

It was SO good!! Next time I will probably add almond butter.

I hope you enjoy!

Have a wonderful rest of the week!

With love,

Carly

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheesecake Overnight Oats And Life Lately

Hi, friends! How is the week treating you?! Mine has been great. I go back to work on Monday (I teach in a special needs Kindergarten class), so I am soaking up my last bits of summer. 

Over the weekend, I noticed that I had a near empty jar of almond butter. I decided to use it to make overnight oats in. It is a great way to get all of the almond butter off the sides and mixes in wonderfully with the oats. Here is my recipe:

CHOCOLATE PEANUT BUTTER CHEESECAKE OVERNIGHT OATS 

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 nearly empty jar of peanut or almond butter
  • 1/2 cup of oats
  • 1/4 cup of vanilla greek yogurt 
  • 1/4 (or a little more) cups of almond milk  (or milk of choice)
  • 1 scoop of chocolate peanut butter protein powder 
  • 1 to 2 TBSP of sugar free cheesecake pudding mix 
  • 1 TBSP chia seeds (I omitted because I didn’t have any)
  • 1 protein peanut butter cup (recipe in my last post)

 DIRECTIONS:

  • Mix everything minus the peanut butter cup into jar and place in fridge overnight 
  • Remove from fridge, add a touch of milk, stir, and add peanut butter cup on top
  • Enjoy! 

On Monday, I had a work training. After training, I went with a few friends to a park that I have never been to for a run. It was a beautiful place and I will definitely go there again!

I am so blessed to be able to enjoy these views while I run. 

Yesterday, my mom came and spent the day with me. That evening my girlfriends came over to cook and watch Bachelor In Paradise  (not sorry about it) haha! We made a baked cauliflower and cheese pasta. We found the recipe on Pinterest and it was absolutely delicious. 

Sorry about the bad picture quality!

Today started with a run and cappuccino at a place called Fox In The Snow Cafe. It is such a cute place with awesome drinks and pastries. 

Isn’t it adorable!?

After coffee, we went to a huge Market near me for lunch. I had a veggie sandwich with avacado spread and couscous. It was awesome! 

Yum!

Now I am relaxing until my husband gets home! 

I hope you all have a fabulous rest of your week!

With love,

Carly 

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Strawberry Cheesecake Overnight Oats 

Happy hump day, everyone!! I hope your week is treating you well so far. I am loving the warm weather, but I am not loving the fact that my allergies are acting up. I have been diffusing essential oils which helps alot, but my energy is zapped. The thought of working out yesterday after work seemed like way too much, so off to yoga it was! It felt so good and I am glad I went, even though I wasn’t feeling an intense sweat session like I originally planned. 
Anyway, I have had a huge craving for overnight oats lately. Typically,  I like ones with peanut butter and chocolate, but this morning,  I wanted something different. Let me tell you, this one might just be my favorite that I have ever made. It was SO tasty. I am excited to share this with you!!

This recipe makes one serving. 

 INGREDIENTS:

  • 1/2 cup of oats 
  • 1/4 cup of vanilla greek yogurt 
  • 1/4 cup of almond milk (I use unsweetened vanilla)
  • 2 TBSP of greek yogurt cream cheese
  • 1 TBSP of strawberry jelly (I used smuckers simply fruit) 
  • 1 TBSP of chia seeds 
  • 1 TBSP of truvia or sweetener of choice
  • Toppings of choice  (I used strawberries, crushed grahm crackers, and dark chocolate chunks)

DIRECTIONS:

  • Mix all ingredients in a bowl  (minus the toppings)
  • Cover and refrigerate overnight 
  • In the morning remove bowl and give a stir (add a splash of milk if necessary)
  • Top with toppings of choice 
  • Dig in!! Enjoy with a coffee (or 2)

  

Not my prettiest bowl, but tastiest by far! 

I hope you guys try this! The greek yogurt cream cheese really gives it that cheesecake texture. I am already wanting to make it again. I hope you enjoy and have an awesome rest of your week!

With love,

Carly 

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    Chocolate Peanut Butter Overnight Oats

    Happy Friday!! We made it! I guess I can’t officially say that until 3:45 when I get to leave work, but the weekend is just so close.  I hope you guys have fun plans for the weekend! My husband and I are visiting his home town to see his family and celebrate a special little girl’s first birthday. 

    I have been craving overnight oats like crazy lately! I haven’t made them in a while, so last night I decided to make a bowl to throw in the fridge and enjoy this morning. They were so tasy, especially with the toppings I used! Plus, I had 2 cups of coffee to wash them down. 

    Here is the recipe I used!

    INGREDIENTS:

    • 1/2 cup of oats
    • 1/4 cup of vanilla greek yogurt 
    • 1/3 cup of almond milk (or milk of choice)
    • 1 scoop of chocolate peanut butter protein powder  (I use Ideal Lean and it has a delicious flavor)
    • 1 TBSP chia seeds 
    • 1 TBSP of truvia  (or sweetener of choice)
    • Any toppings you like  (I used skinny girl dark chocolate covered almonds, sliced bananas, and honey almond granola) 

    DIRECTIONS:

    • Mix everything  (minus toppings) into a bowl and place in the fridge overnight 
    • In the morning, take oat bowl out and add a splash of milk. Stir.
    • Add any toppings you like
    • Enjoy!! 


    Before and after toppings! Adding some drizzled peanut butter on top would be an excellent addition as well! YUM! 

    I hope you guys enjoy as much as I did! Have an awesome weekend!!

    With love, 

    Carly 

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    Coffee Almond Overnight Oats

    Happy hump day, everyone! I hope the week is going well!! I am currently writing this from Urgent Care. 😷 I’ve had an illness working on me since Saturday, but today I hit my breaking point. I left work and here I am. 

    Even though I haven’t been feeling well, I have been craving a big bowl of overnight oats. I was able to prepare this last night and enjoy it this morning before I had a fever. Now the only thing that sounds good is sleep and sweats! 
    I made these oats to include my favorite things: coffee, almond butter, chocolate, and a few other tasty additions! I also went a little crazy with toppings, but we all go a little crazy sometimes, right?

    *Note: The overnight oats were runny before I put it them in the fridge, but had a perfect consistency when I pulled them out this morning. Feel free to add more oats for a thicker bowl.*

    Serves: 1 to 2 (I ate them all to myself).

    Ingredients:

    • 1/2 to 1 cup of oats
    • 1/4 cup of chilled coffee 
    • 1/4 cup of vanilla yogurt
    • 1/4 cup of almond milk (or any milk you like)
    • 1 to 2 TBSP of almond butter 
    • 1 TBSP of chia seeds
    • 1 TBSP of cocoa powder or PB2 (I used hershey’s special dark chocolate cocoa powder)
    • 1 to 2 TBSP of truvia
    • Toppings (I used whole almonds, bear naked cocoa cashew butter granola, sliced bananas, and thai toasted coconut chips). You could also drizzle extra almond butter over the top!

    Directions:

    1. Take 1/4 cup of brewed coffee and place in the fridge  (I just chilled a cup from my keurig before assembling the bowl).
    2. Mix oats, yogurt, almond milk, almond butter (melt for a few seconds if too firm to mix), chia seeds, cocoa powder, and trivia in a bowl until thoroughly mixed.
    3. Take 1/4 cup of coffee and mix into the bowl.
    4. Cover the bowl and place in fridge overnight. 
    5. Once you are ready to eat, take the bowl out of the fridge, stir, then assemble toppings as you like!! 
    6. Enjoy! 

    Below are my before and after topping pictures!! 

    I hope you guys enjoy this recipe and have a great rest of your week!!

    With love,

    Carly