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Monday, May 4, 2009

Craving Me Some Cranbrownie Oats

Happy Monday Everybody! New week, new beginning. Last night I went to bed with a lot of anxiety, not sure why but I will not let it ruin my day!

When I got out of bed this morning my left IT band was very achy, I knew I needed to do some yoga and get on my foam roller. I did a nice 20 minutes of yoga poses without instruction and then worked my IT bands out with the monster roller! I felt so much better.

The inspiration for my oats this morning was this beauty:

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I mixed 1 tbsp into my oats while cooking.

  • 1/2 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 1/2 cup water 
  • Pinch of salt
  • Stirred in:

    cinnamon
    1 tbsp ground flax
    1 tsp vanilla extract
    1 1/2 tbsp of PB2
    1 tbsp TJ’s Cranberry Apple Butter

  • Toppings:
    1/2 Brownie Z Bar
    Handful of Bobbi’s Granola Greatness 
    1/8 cup of dried cranberries

    In the NYC MUG!
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    Check out the button Hubby Created for me on the side bar for the Simple Life Challenge!!

  • Stay tuned later this afternoon I will be posting about the Compost we built in the backyard, along with some really great SIMPLIFYING LIFE IDEAS!

    How do you feel about Mondays?

  • NO matter how you feel, try and make it the BEST one YET! Life is for living, so go out and do what you LOVE!

    P.S. If you missed it this weekend check out my April Featured Foodie Fridge!

  • 15 comments:

    Moran said...

    Grr this monday didnt start off too well here! I hate waking up in the middle of the night and having trouble going back to sleep. And its monday ...

    Run Sarah said...

    What awesome oats! I think I need to buy a foam roller, where did you pick yours up?

    Pearl said...

    i love how you enjoyed your meal outside! :)

    Mica said...

    Aww, I love your advice. I will definitely try to make this Monday a great one!

    Melissa @ For the Love of Health said...

    That breakfast looks so good! dessert-like yet healthy! my kind of breakfast!

    Leah @ Simply Fabulous said...

    Thanks for being so positive Bobbi!

    Love "The Simple Life" button on your side bar!!! I always try to live life quite simply...hence my blog title, but it's not always easy!

    Brandi said...

    beautiful oats! i love the new button. I wish I could do more in the challenge, but this month has a road trip almost every weekend, plus we don't live in a place where can bike anywhere - if you want to go anywhere from our house, it's all highway through the mountains, which is not safe or smart considering there's no bike lanes.

    happinessawaits said...

    You are so right. I always dread Mondays and during the day I always think about how far away the weekend is.

    One thing that helps me is that I do my workout schedule from M-Sun and I LOVE looking at my schedule and seeing all the new things I get to do and I get excited about pushing myself this week.

    Happiness Awaits

    lizzy said...

    YUM great looking oatmeal!! i'm very excited about your SL challenge!!! hope you have a great monday!

    Niki said...

    Love the button!! Usually I really like Mondays because I'm off work but not today:( Breakfast looks yummy! I love the brownie zbars!

    D10 said...

    Composts are so easy, yet few people actually use one. Can't wiat to read all about it.

    Jen said...

    That looks yummy! You are so awesome about getting up early to take care of yourself, and blog for us!

    Runeatrepeat said...

    Happy Monday :)
    I love the "brownie" on the oats!

    Briana said...

    Those are some good looking oats. I'm not a big fan of mondays, but they could be worse.

    teacherwoman said...

    Your oats looks wonderful. I would have never thought to put a Clif Zbar in it... very nice!