After breakfast, I did a quick ab set, half of Blogilates' Butt Lift & Thighs workout to get my legs in, a plank, and some push ups. Part of my goals for May (for the #ilovemybodychallenge with @fitalicious_me)was to make time to workout on the weekends again since I've been so busy lately. I'd love for you to join me in this challenge, do it for YOU!
Topped with: goji berries, cacao nibs, Peanut Butter and Co. "Mighty Maple" peanut butter, and maple granola
• Bakery on Main oatmeal: a big thank you to my friends at Bakery On Main for sending me a wonderful array of their oatmeal flavors to try! I have been enjoying them so thoroughly and can tell the wonderful quality of them, they're gluten free! It is made of a blend of a multigrain blend of gluten free, amarath, and quinoa. Sadly, I'm almost through trying them all, so click here for the review soon.
• Peanut Butter and Co. peanut butter: This is crack butter. I am OBSESSED. Honestly, a day does not go by without me having some! When they had a sale for National Peanut Month in March, I stockpiled for the apocalypse...15 jars ordered... 8 left.... it's been two months... that alone tells you how addicting it is! Click here for the review once I post it ;) Side note: all flavors are amazing, just order them all #letsbehonest
•Goji berries & Cacao nibs: Superfoods in general pack a lot of punch for a small amount. I typically add these, among others I have on hand, to my meals to just give myself some extra vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.
•Maple Granola: This was a gift, along with the bowl, from my mom when she was on spring break, visiting her family in Canada; as she is Canadian. Sadly, we have different spring breaks every year since she teaches in a different school districts. Read more about the special meaning anything "maple" has with mehere.
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2. Infuse tea into your oats while you cook them stove top:
•Find a mesh loose-leaf tea holder (you could probably use cheesecloth if you didn’t have one of these).
•Get some loose-leaf tea.
•Place the loose tea into your strainer (about 1-1/2 tsp worth)
•Place into your stove top oats liquid. Cook over low to medium-low heat. You want to get your liquid heated but don’t boil or simmer it.
•You only need to infuse the tea for 5-7 minutes (I wouldn’t go much longer or your tea may become bitter), same as you would do if you were brewing tea to drink. Try to time when you add oatmeal to the pot accordingly and add the oats whenever you’re ready (I put my oats in almost immediately).
•Cook your oatmeal over easy heat without simmering or boiling. Once your tea has infused to your liking, remove the tea leaves from the pot. You can continue cooking the oats without the tea leaves if they’re not quite done.
•Once your oats are thickened to your liking, simply serve in a bowl and add your favorite toppings".
Note: you may use loose-leaf tea and a tea strainer, or a tea bag.