Granola Overnight Oats

Sleepy Sadie says good morning!

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Or, if we’re being honest, she is likely saying, “Get out of my face,” but since she cannot speak for herself, we’ll just pretend she’s a chipper little elf this morning.

Speaking of feeling chipper, something about knowing that I have a 50-minute cardio workout ahead of me zaps all of my morning “chipperness” away. Fortunately once I actually get to the gym and start sweating, the endorphins kick in and I’m a happy camper yet again.

That was definitely the case today. I knew I had a 50-minute workout on the books according to the boot camp plan I’m following but wasn’t in the mood to kick my butt on the treadmill right away. I began with a 15-minute session on the elliptical which began with five minutes of light pedaling followed by 10 minutes at a higher intensity.

After 15 minutes on the elliptical, I felt ready to tackle the meaty part of my workout. I hopped on the treadmill to complete the following 35-minute treadmill workout that I made up using the flexible guidelines provided by boot camp’s cardio workout of the day:

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I called this the “35 Minute Kick-Yo’-Booty Treadmill Workout” because it was not an easy one for me! It was meant to take me out of my comfort zone and definitely turned me into a hot mess.

Breakfast

Breakfast today was a little different than usual.

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Granola overnight oats!

Yesterday I received a sample of Nuts About Granola’s Plain Jane peanut butter granola in the mail. I opened it immediately and snacked on it throughout the day. I love the short and simple ingredient list and the small pieces of peanuts in the granola.

Put peanut butter and granola together and I am in heaven!

Last night I decided to use the granola in a batch of overnight oats and combined the following:

  • 1/2 cup Nuts About Granola Plain Jane granola
  • 1 6-ounce container plain fat-free Greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds

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This morning I topped the granola oats with a sliced banana and a sprinkling of more granola.

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This breakfast was so filling and delicious. I loved all of the different textures and peanut butter flavor.

And one more thing before signing off for the morning…

March Book Club Selection

The PBF Book Club selection for the month of March with 49.88 percent of the votes is…

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The Secret Life of CeeCee Wilkes.

We’ll be discussing the book on the blog on April 3. Happy reading!

Comments

  1. L says

    Question for you about 4mph, or generally the 4-5mph range: Do you try to walk at that pace, or do you allow yourself to “jog” a little? I find it a lot easier to break into a slow jog (or something more like a bouncy walk-hop) than to force my leg muscles to keep walking at that pace, especially on an incline…but if it’s easier, than it’s probably not as good of a workout, no? 🙂

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  2. tamsin says

    i miss not being able to see your strenght training workouts but hope the bootcamp is going well! granola looks lovelyy x

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  3. tamsin says

    i miss not being able to see your strength training workouts but hope the bootcamp is going well! granola looks lovelyy x

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  4. Julie @ Orcas Health Journey says

    Oh gosh.. Now I’m craving granola! I should go home and make some pb ones following ur recipes!

    Btw, I think I’m officially addicted to your blog! I pin all the workouts you post 😉

    Creepy huh?

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  5. says

    Thank you for this workout, Julie! It is JUST what I needed this morning. I love that this includes both intervals AND hills — yowza! I changed it up a bit, doing speed intervals in the 5-15 minute range too, and my booty is kicked! I admire your creativity in coming up with these workouts. Thanks for the motivating challenge 🙂

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