There is still so much from this summer that I want to share on here, so I’m just going to do a few more posts that are closer to “real time,” and then I’ll go back and recap some wonderful highlights from the summer. I’ve got some Coldplay on Pandora running, so I think I can do this!
When we woke up Saturday morning I remembered what I put in the fridge the night before, so I’m pretty sure I jumped out of bed.
I made Angela’s Cherry Chocolate Vegan Overnight Oats and they did not disappoint, in fact, none of her recipes have. I’ve made her Better-Than-Bottled Balsamic vinaigrette, and Garlicky Baked Butternut Squash multiple times. She has such creative, simple, delicious, and healthy recipes. Click on her link to see the original recipe—I adapted it just slightly.
Chocolate Vegan Overnight Oats
The night before I whisked together:
- 1/2 cup oats
- 1 cup original almond milk
- 1 Tablespoon chia seeds
- pinch sea salt
- splash vanilla extract
- ~1/2 tsp cocoa powder
I refrigerated the mixture overnight and then the next morning I added a few drops of liquid stevia for a little sweetness, and then in the food processor I made the best part: the cherry banana soft serve.
The night before I pitted some cherries and popped them in the freezer. Then in the morning I combined one frozen banana with 1/3 cup frozen cherries. Let it blend in the food processor, occasionally scraping down the sides, until it turns into luscious, creamy soft serve.
Try and layer the overnight oats and soft serve all beautifullly like Angela, but mine was nothing compared to how amazing hers looks-don’t know how she does it!
That would be Joe deciding between a bowl of cinnamon toast crunch and the rest of my vegan overnight oats. Guess which won? He actually liked the parfait, but I ate all the soft serve so I don’t think it was as appealing-hah!
After breakfast we headed out to Heritage Prairie Farm!
Hi sweet donkey!
You’re so cute, come here!
Awww, little donkey, I love you!
Our purchases: organic hard cider, organic chocolate WHOLE milk, raw honey.
Joe didn’t wait long…
Locals, have you been here? Who wants to go to Wednesday Night Artisanal Pizza and Kickball with us?!
“And the very hairs on your head are all numbered. So don’t be afraid” Luke 12:7