Cereal Milk Shake…for breakfast.
Has anyone ever tried ginger kombucha?!
But last weekend my sister had this drink from here called Gin & Ginger and I tried it and it was amazing and I don’t even like ginger because it’s weird and spicy sometimes but this was incredible. And for some reason when I tried the drink it made me think of kombucha and then someone posted a ginger kombucha they were drinking on instagram and I’ve spent the last week building up unrealistic expectations about how ginger kombucha is going to be the best thing I’ve ever tried. And how soon everyone will know me as the girl with the ginger kombucha (anyone know where that reference is from?).
I know I’m supposed to be all gung-ho about kombucha because I use chia seeds and eat cacao nibs (covered in dark chocolate) and take my omega-3’s and pretend that sweet potatoes and spinach smoothies are just you know the best thing ever…but kombucha kinda scares me. mmmno really scares me. That little, swirly bacterial culture in there would make anyone a little hesitant. So yeah, I just can’t make up my mind about it.
Anyways. I found my workout plan for my wedding. Just the workout part. Actually just the weight lifting part. I’m not doing the food part because that does not look fun at all. Yeah, no. And I can handle cardio on my own. And some yoga, bodypump and (hopefully) barre classes will be thrown in there too.
And in accordance with this post (which might possibly be my favorite post that I have ever read…puts healthy/balanced eating so simply), this weekend will contain some indulgences including Gnocchi night with my sister and her Italian boyfriend for which I have been advised to wear my stretchy pants for. And then for Easter I am making a version of these. Holy crap. Gonna. Be. Good.
And speaking of food (which I really don’t even need to say because I’m always ‘speaking of food’…), I was talking to Andrew on the phone the other night before bed and all of the sudden he was like, “Crap!” So I was like, “WHAT?!” And he was like, “I forgot to eat dinner.”
Who does that? In all my 22 years of life I have never (ever) forgotten to eat a meal.
And as long as there are things like Milk & Cereal Shakes for breakfast…I will continue to never (ever) forget to eat a meal.
[NOTE: This recipe requires that you soak the cereal + oats OVERNIGHT!!! Just wanted to let you know so you don’t wake up Saturday morning and try to make this only to be disappointed because you didn’t know!]
Cereal Milk Breakfast Shake
Ingredients to soak in the fridge overnight:
1/3 cup quick oats (or old fashioned)
1/3 cup Vanilla Greek yogurt (I used Chobani)
2/3 cup sweetened almond milk
1 Tbsp chia seeds
1 date, pitted and chopped
scant 1/8 tsp vanilla extract
1/8 tsp cinnamon
Ingredients to add in the morning:
1 ripe frozen banana
1/3 cup almond milk
Combine the first 9 ingredients in a bowl. Cover and place in the fridge overnight. In the morning, scoop the bowl of soaked ingredients into a food processor/Vitamix/blender and add in frozen banana and almond milk. Blend for ~60 seconds, or until really smooth. If desired, garnish with cinnamon and more cereal.