Week Two of the 28 Jump Start Challenge is complete and I have to say, week 2 was a bit of a challenge for me. I managed to stay on my workout routine (with some minor slips, but don’t worry, I made them up) but staying on the meal plan was a bit tricky. I had a girls’ night out kind of weekend. I couldn’t say no to celebrating one of my best buds’ birthdays in San Diego, so of course I took the night and morning off.
My sis, on the other hand, has been having a difficult time adhering to the workout routine. (And between you and me, she would be having a hard time sticking to the meal plan if I wasn’t cooking all the time). But one thing that is working for her is the overnight oats.
Now, she’s not much of an oatmeal person. Well she’s not much of a breakfast person. She typically wakes up super late (unless she has to go to work) and by that time she is in no mood to cook breakfast. These overnight oats though, are her savior. But, since she doesn’t like oats, she quickly whips them up in a blender, pours the mixture into a mason jar, and heads out for work with breakfast at hand.
Quick Tip: frozen berries work best all year round. They’re typically cheaper than fresh berries and they’re picked at peak times so their flavor is always on point. During summer months, when berries are at their peak growing season, fresh varieties tend to be cheaper which is the perfect time to enjoy the fresh berries in your smoothies.
Very Berry Overnight Smoothie
2/3 cup old fashioned rolled oats
2/3 cup unsweetened almond milk
1 cup nonfat vanilla Greek yogurt
2 tsp chia seeds
a dash of cinnamon
½ cup frozen (or fresh) blueberries
½ cup frozen (or fresh) strawberries
- Add oats, milk, yogurt, and chia seeds to a mason jar. Place in fridge overnight.
- The next morning, add fruit, place all contents in blender and blend until smooth. Equally divide between two mason jars. Top with extra frozen berries, if desired. Enjoy.