I do enjoy to mix up my food for lunch and for evening meals, but I have to say I get stuck in a routine with my breakfasts. Every Friday is pancake day, where protein pancakes are on the menu – when I am at home! other than that I alternate between overnight oats and a smoothie!
I love overnight oats, they have got to be my favourite breakfast, not only do they taste good, you can change them up a little but they actually keep me full well into the afternoon which means I don’t snack in the morning!! Win Win for me!
So for my over night oats I always use oats, chia seeds, peanut butter and almond milk after that I typically put in whatever fruit I have in the fridge or freezer! If I am feeling up for it I will often put a scoop of Protein World Slender Blend into them too!
Yummy and filling breakfast!
- 1/2 cup of oats
- 1 tbs chia seeds
- 1 tbs peanut butter (or any nut butter you fancy!)
- Almond milk to cover the oats
- A handful of dried/fresh/frozen fruit
- I save all my jars and re-use them for my oats, so first thing to do is add the oats, chia seeds and peanut butter into the jar.
- Then pour in the almond milk - depending on how thing you like them either just cover the oats or cover them well.
- This is where I put the lid back on the jar and shake it really well!
- Place the jar back in the fridge overnight and top them up with fruit before you are about to eat them!
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I would love to hear what you add to your overnight oats! Leave a comment below…
With the 30 day challenge, I received a nice little booklet with a meal and workout plan for the following 4 weeks. Some of the meal ideas in it looked and sounded really good. One that I particularly like the sound of was Peanut butter overnight oats.
Protein World Overnight Oats
- 1/2 Cup of Oats
- 1/2 Cup of Almond Milk
- 1 Tbsp Peanut Butter
- 1 Tbsp of Chia Seeds
- 1 Scoop of protein powder
- Add the oats, milk, peanut butter and chia seeds into a container and mix well. Leave to stand for about 6 hours or overnight if you can wait that long.
- When you are ready to eat the oats, stir in the protein and add some fruit if you fancy.
- I like to use an old jam jar or peanut butter jar to mix this in! It makes it so easy just to put the lid on and shake.
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Do you ever worry you don’t drink enough water? Well, I for one do!
You always hear the benefits of drinking water, better skin, better hair, more energy, less headaches and like a million other good things! So why do most of us find it so difficult to reach the daily target of eight glasses a day?
Joseph Joseph might have just made things a little easier on that front. Their new bottle, The Dot, a hydration tracking water bottle! It is a 600ml water bottle which offers a smart but low-tech alternative to gadgets and apps. Simply every time the bottle is refilled, a new dot appears on the lid. It has a leak proof lid so it is perfect to use at home, in the gym or when you are out or about.
The bottle comes in four different colours (green, pink, stone and anthracite) and costs £10! This might sounds like a silly thing to say, but it feels really nice too! It fits in your hand and isn’t too big or too small. I have to say I look really cool walking around the office with it! 😜
I am always trying to make sure I drink enough each day and find that drinking from a bottle does really help me to drink more – not really sure why. I got myself a cheap crappy one from TK-Max which worked great for a while, but then started to smell funky so I went on the hunt for a new one.
I have found that I really enjoy drinking from it and having to fill it back up again to twist the top and reveal a new dot. (that sounded so much cooler in my head! 😂) I really rate this bottle, the only thing I would say is that when I wasn’t very gentle and threw it in my bag at the end of the day it scratched the main body of it.
**This product was gifted to me to try and review by Joseph Joseph, but the opinions and photos are my own
I am so close to finishing my nutrition course, I think I only have one more module to complete!
The latest module of my exam was childhood nutrition and obesity prevention, and it might sounds a bit weird but this is a huge interest of mine. I did both of my dissertations on it and would really love to get into that area of work. I think it is so important to help children and parents understand the importance of food and having a good relationship with it from the start.
So anywho, the module was really interesting and I learnt loads about it, did you know that it could take a child 15 times to try a food before they decide that they like it?
The assessment for this module was an exam which I had three chances at passing. Its weird because I really enjoyed the module but I found it really difficult to pass the exam. I did manage to pass it on my third attempt (I did only not pass my one mark the first two attempts!!)
It really showed me that I am much better at coursework than exams, lets hope the next module is coursework based!