Well, I love my oats, but I really love texture. I love the crunch of nuts, the smooth, creaminess of Greek yogurt and the crispiness of a KitKat. (<– Whoa, how’d that get in there?)
Since I am basically obesssed with my barley breakfast bowls, I figured why not try to use barley in the same way we use oats in overnight oats?
Last night I put a bunch of uncooked pearled barley on top of a cup of Greek yogurt to chill in the fridge overnight.
This morning I added a sliced nectarine to the mix before digging in.
The overnight barley bowl was a huge success!
Allowing the barley to soften a bit on top of the Greek yogurt made it totally edible without having to bust out a pot and cook up the whole grain ahead of time.
I paired my overnight barley bowl with an Adora calcium disk because those things are seriously candy disguised as a calcium supplement. So good!
I actually nabbed a whole pack of them for $3 at Marshall’s the other day. They’re normally close to $9 for a pack, so it was quite a steal!
I was also craving a taste of fall, so I filled up my tumbler full of Barnie’s pumpkin spice coffee at my gym and am currently sippin’ on this hot fire!
Today’s workout was typical of a Wednesday. BodyPump! Love that class. Today I upped my weights on the squat track and really felt it in mah quads. Ooooh I just love the burn. It hurts so bad, but really it hurts so good. (Right, John Mellencamp?)
Question of the Morning
Have you tried overnight oats? Thoughts?
I like overnight oats, but I don’t looove them. I’ve only tried them mixed into yogurt though and think I may like them more with a lil’ milk thrown in the mix. I think that’s the key!