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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 

cookies, healthy food

Healthy Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookie Cups

Good morning and happy hump day, everyone! How is your week so far!? Mine has been busy and slightly exhausting, therefore Starbucks has been my saving grace. The addiction is real! 

Anyway, I have been having a huge craving for cookies lately! Yesterday, I knew I wanted to make some, but didn’t want to run to the store after work for extra ingredients (hello lazy). As I was sitting at work, I thought about what I had at home, and came up with a recipe on the fly hoping the end result would turn out well. Somehow, they turned out even better than I expected, and it satisfied my craving! I even had one with breakfast this morning! 

This recipe made 6 cookie cups. 

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 scoop of chocolate peanut butter protein powder 
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup of oats
  • 1/4 cup of melted coconut oil 
  • 2 TBSP of dark chocolate chips or cacoa nibs
  • Any other mix ins you like 
  • Any filling ingredients you want (I made a cheesecake version with equal parts vanilla greek yogurt and greek yogurt cream cheese plus a touch of truvia. I also made one with almond butter and mixed nuts).


DIRECTIONS:

  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit 
  • Mix all ingredients in a mixing bowl 
  • Roll batter into balls and flatten with hands
  • Place each cookie into a muffin tin and press in the middle to make a divet in each one 
  • Bake for 12 minutes  (I started checking after 10 minutes. It might take more or less time depending on your oven)
  • Remove from oven and put any filling you desire into cups
  • Enjoy!


Before going into the oven!

Fresh out of the oven! One with my healthy cheesecake filling!

My breakfast this morning; a cookie cup with almond butter and mixed nuts, yogurt and nuts, and of course a Venti Starbucks coffee!! 

I hope you guys try these because they were delicious! Have a wonderful Wednesday and rest of your week! 

With love, 

Carly