Well Good Morning!
Ok, maybe it’s not morning right now, but I’m still so so glad you are here. Have I got a treat for you!
I know exactly why you’re here.
- cooking anything in the summer months is miserable.
- there is no extra time in the morning to make a big healthy breakfast.
- pina coladas are your favorite cocktails and you’d be totally happy drinking one at breakfast.
You know I’m right with that last one. #judgefreezone
Here’s the thing. I’m gonna get to the recipe in just one second, but first let’s talk for a minute about summer and how sometimes it kinda sucks.
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So you know the drill. Adulting is hard, right?
But when the heck did Summering get so hard? I swear, it didn’t always used to be so hard. Maybe it got hard once we were expected to combine adulting and summering all in one. I think that’s what it is.
Let me show you what I mean.
I mean, wasn’t summer as a kid so dang easy?
Oh, it’s blazin’ hot out? Jump in the nearest pool.
Oh, eating lunch is too much work because, again, it’s blazin’ hot out? Eat an Otter Pop for lunch.
Oh, I’m hungry, hot, and tired all at the same time? No big deal. Mom will make dinner.
Once adulting began happening, summering has become a real chore!
There’s not much relief from the heat.
Breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks are all required, and I swear there are only so many things you can prepare without turning on the oven or stove.
And working out? Oh my goodness. That’s just a joke in the hot months, right?
The only way I can get my workout in during summer months is by waking up ridiculously early to get the workout in before it gets too hot. (Not a morning person? Neither was I before putting these tips into practice.)
After the workouts, it’s time to fuel that bod-ay. But of course, even that becomes difficult during the summer.
Oatmeal used to be my every-day go-to breakfast, but woah. There is no way I’m putting hot food into my already-boiling body. No way.
But I love my oats! My mornings just aren’t the same without them.
Of course though, there are overnight oats, which is seriously a game-changer in the summer months.
First of all, we’re saving time, because who has time for making a big healthy breakfast in the morning? Not us! With overnight oats, you can quickly make 3 at a time and have them for the next few days without any extra prep. Score!
Secondly, no more hot food in the morning for us! Just eat it cold right out of the fridge.
Lastly, you know you pretty much just want to consume pina coladas all summer long on the daily, right? Well, I may not be able to hook you up there, but I can at least give you the flavor for breakfast. And that’s almost just as good, right?
Silk’s new Nutchello came to the rescue on this one because of the super creamy coconut flavor that boosts breakfast up a whole lot. I was able to add a whole lot of dairy-free flavor to my oats without going crazy on the sugar. And of course, being a nut-based milk, Nutchello is always lower in cholesterol, which is always a plus.
Literally, summering is hard, and getting time for yourself can be even harder if your kids are home all summer. Basically, schedules are out of whack, and it’s pretty much too hot to even attempt to make any sort of normalcy out of the situation.
So what do you do instead? You find little ways to make yourself happy. Like a pseudo-pina colada for breakfast, with the help of Nutchello.
Follow me onto the next page to get the full recipe, which is seriously like 5 ingredients.. I told you I was gonna help save you time and energy this summer!
- 1/2 cup pineapple chunks
- 1/2 cup old-fashioned oats
- 1 Tablespoon ground flax seeds
- 2 teaspoons chia seeds
- 2/3 cup dairy-free milk of your choice (see note below)
- dried coconut chips
In a jar, layer the pineapple, oats, flax, and chia seeds in top of each other.
Pour milk over ingredients so that it's covering the oats completely. Let sit for at least 4 hours (and up to 3 days) to let ingredients soften.
When ready to serve, top with another splash of milk, pineapple, and coconut chips.
makes 1 serving.
As far as milk goes, using Toasted Coconut Nutchello will give the oats an added coconut flavor as well as sweetness. If you use a non-flavored milk such as almond, soy, or cashew milk, you may want to add a splash of agave or honey for added sweetness.
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For other hot-weather breakfast ideas:
Blueberry Lavender Smoothie Bowl
Chocolate and Vanilla No-Bake Cookie Bites
And like I said, if you need help even getting up early in the morning to get that workout in before you eat those oats, this is the post for you!
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