Sharing is Caring

That is one of the first lessons I was taught when my lovely little sister was born. Since then, I have done a pretty good job at this. Being the nice person that I am, I am willing to share my favorite overnight oatmeal recipe. I still blame you Megan for getting me addicted to this breakfast…okay not really ;)

Peanut Butter Chocolate Raspberry Overnight Oats chocrasp

Serves: 1

Ingredients:

  • 1 Chobani Raspberry with Dark Chocolate Chips Container
  • 1 Tbsp of Earth Balance Coconut Creamy Peanut Butter
  • 1/3 cup dry oatmeal
  • 1 Luna Bar Fiber – Chocolate Raspberry
  • 1/2 Tbs Chia Seeds

Directions:

  1. Combine oatmeal & yogurt in a bowl and let sit over night, or for a few hours
  2. In the morning, top with peanut butter & crumble the Luna Bar
  3. Serve with a side of fresh fruit for a quick and delicious breakfast

What is one thing you care to share?

Before the Hype

Before the recent hype of all things coconut, I was already addicted. It’s true – ask my roommate. In fact, she even said that’s one thing she thought was “cool” about me (Yes, I took this as a high compliment considering we had a love/hate relationship at the time). Ever since the boom of coconut as a healthy saturated fat, everything now comes in coconut flavor. I can’t complain – it just allows me to get my coconut fix multiple times throughout the day. For instance, I can get it at breakfast

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or for snacks

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as a mix-in

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for pancakes…

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In a nutshell, I find a way to eat coconut every day. It is truly one of my favorite flavors.

Your turn: what is one flavor you can’t live without?

A Pie I Will Actually Eat.

I hate pie.

There I said it. Now, don’t get me wrong – I have a sweet tooth, but there is just something about that chunky, syrupy gooey fruit crushed between a delicious, flakey butter crust that just makes me want to gag. Pie & I just don’t get along. However, if you remove what I call the “chunkies” in pie (i.e. fruit) then I would be happy to take a slice of your hand ;) Specifically Key Lime Pie. Normally I am all about chocolatey, cheesecakey, red velvety desserts, but Key Lime Pie is the one fruit dessert I adore. Good thing that Key Lime is making a flavor come back in the yogurt world.

Enter inspiration for one of my favorite breakfast combinations as of late!

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Serving: 1 person

Ingredients:

  • 1 Chobani Key Lime Yogurt Container
  • 1/2 cup oatmeal
  • 1/2 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 tbsp Maranatha’s Coconut Almond Butter
  • 1 Honey Graham Clif zBar
  • Handful of Blue Diamond Toasted Coconut Almonds, crushed/chopped

Directions:

  1. Combine yogurt, dry oatmeal and chia seeds into a container.
  2. Place in the fridge overnight to allow the oatmeal and chia seeds to absorb the liquids from the yogurt
  3. In the morning, top with crumbled zBar, crushed coconut almonds and almond butter
  4. Enjoy a doughy, fiber filled breakfast!

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What is your favorite type of pie?

Flap Jack Friday

Happy Friday Everyone!

I dont know about ya’ll, but I am certainly glad that the weekend is here! Huzzah!

Now, I know I constantly mention my love of Beligan Waffles, but I would be doing my other breakfast love a shame. Pancakes were my number one choice back in the day and when going out to eat at a diner. Comfort food at its finest – I’m 99% sure all the worlds problems could be solved with stack of pancakes & coffee.

Cherry Greek Yogurt Pancakes

cherryIngredients:

  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 container of Chobani’s Black Cherry Greek Yogurt

Directions:

  1. Preheat frying pan on medium heat
  2. Combine ingredients into a large bowl
  3. Use 1/4 cup – 1/3 cup scoops and pour onto pan or griddle
  4. Flip when the pancakes turn golden brown
  5. Enjoy :)

Honey Wheat Pancakes

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Ingredients:

Proceed to make these delicious flap jacks as the cherry pancakes above.

What are your favorite pancakes?

Chobani Greek Yogurt – Lemon 0% Fat

Greek yogurt is sweeping America. Greek yogurt seems to be everyone’s go to breakfast option. It is no wonder considering this version has almost twice the amount of protein as regular yogurt and usually has a thicker & creamier consistency. In a nutshell, the thickness from Greek yogurt is due to the straining of the yogurt. Less water = more protein and a thicker texture.

Being a Greek yogurt lover myself, I love all the new flavors that Chobani is coming out with! Now I know the Lemon isn’t terribly new, but after a humid run, nothing sounds more refreshing than yogurt! Enter Chobani Lemon.

Texture: this yogurt was a tad bit watery compared to other brands & flavors that I have had. Maybe it was due o the lemon or the lemon grinds that were present throughout the yogurt cup. Regardless of the thinner consistency, the texture was still silky smooth in the mouth

Taste: Two words – very tangy. If tangy and tart are not your thing, then I would avoid this yogurt. Chobani did a great job of not overdoing it with lemon, but the yogurt was still very tangy and tart, but not the classic Greek yogurt tart. More akin to a glass of lemonade on a warm summer day. If you are worry about the grinds adding a bitter flavor, then worry no more! If anything the lemon squiggles enhanced the lemon flavor. While there may be 18 grams of sugar, some of it is naturally occurring, ensuring that the yogurt was not overly sweet. Overall, this flavor was refreshing and a nice palate cleanser.

Rating: 3 Coffee Beans!

Nutrition & Ingredients can be found here