Lemon Cream Overnight Oats

Well, Swagsters… this is becoming a pattern. Yet again I greet you with so much gratitude. Thank you all for such a positive response to my previous post. I wrote it for all of us, to bust the myth that makes so many girls (and guys) believe they have to do anything outside of what is true to them in order to achieve success. When you are in line with your true energy, you are in line with universal energy and when you ride that wave, you can only meet happiness, peace and success!

Let’s switch gears a little bit and bring it back to the NOMS.

I have a new recipe for you!

The other day I was looking through my pinterest food board (feel free to follow me here!) And I came across this tofu based lemon cream dessert that I had pinned a while back. As we are still in the full swing of summer (although my mind says, “August?! Let’s think about fall now!”), seeing that made me yearn for something light and delicious.

And then it hit me: Lemon Cream Overnight Oats. What a refreshing way to start the day, right? Well it turns out, that is very right.

summer in a bowl

I took a couple tries to get it right, so now, without further ado, I present to you:

Lemon Cream Protein Overnight Oats

Ingredients (1 serving)

  • 1/2 banana
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 packet stevia
  • 2T lemon juice
  • 1T vanilla brown rice protein powder
  • 1/4 cup rolled oats
  • 2T chia seeds
  • optional: 1/4 cup berries of choice


    For the Base

    • In a blender or food processor, add banana, almond milk, stevia, lemon juice and protein powder. Blend until smooth.
    • If you don’t have or want to use a blender, start by smashing up the banana really well. Next, add the banana to the stevia and protein powder. Finally, add the lemon juice and then, very slowly, add the almond milk, stirring the whole time to avoid clumping.

    Make Them Oats!

    • In a sealable tupperware cup or container, combine oats and chia seeds. Add your base to the top of the dry ingredients, stir until mixed well, cover and place in the refrigerator overnight.
    • In the morning, top with berries and enjoy!

    This recipe is so delicious. It’s light, yet very satisfying. It kept my hunger at bay for 3 hours! I love the convenience of overnight oats too. They take no time at all to prep at night and then in the morning, all you have to do is take them out of the fridge! Once school starts (in 17 days!!!!), I can totally see myself depending on these oats on my early mornings. There’s nothing as awesome as cutting corners in the morning, right? 🙂

    Pretty simple post for you all today, Swagsters. I’m writing to you from the bookstore near my work, but I’m off now to head home, lift some weights and make a meal plan for this coming week!

    I don’t know about you, but I love Mondays!

    How was your weekend?
    What’s your favorite go-to breakfast?


    easy like sunday should be

    Hey swagsters!

    Today has been really relaxing. I had a tough time  sleeping last night, but I did manage to sleep in again until 9 am, so I think it evens out? I’m definitely planning to hit the hay early tonight… I’m ready to get back into my normal pattern tomorrow morning. (Normal pattern = always be done working out by the time Kelly Ripa comes on…)

    I woke up this morning and did the latest ZWOW. It was a pretty intense 10 minute workout, I must say! When my timer went off and I stopped moving, I thought my heart may pop out of my chest! I finished up with some abs and stretching. I’ve made it my new resolution to ALWAYSNOMATTERWHAT stretch after my workouts. Is anyone else out there as bad at remembering to stretch as I am?

    After my workout I was ready for my favorite breakfast! I’m a big fan of Tone It Up protein pancakes, but lately it’s been too hot to play around with the stove in the morning. One day it hit me… I could have the best of both worlds. This is one of my favorite parts about being vegan: it’s safe to eat doughs and batters. No pesky raw eggs standing between me and desire to lick the spatula!

    Protein pancake pudding and coffee.

    I love topping my batter/pudding with pb2, banana and coconut. I’m telling you… the thing that drives me to power through my morning workouts is knowing this baby is waiting for me at the other end. It is THE best part of waking up, in my opinion.

    The rest of my morning was spent grocery shopping and catching up with my mentor from back in the days when I lived in Indiana. Chris is the woman that opened up the world of yoga to me, and although I don’t teach it anymore (or even practice regularly, at that), we have maintained a close relationship that has lasted the test of distance and time. I’m so blessed to have her as my friend!

    But let’s be honest… I spent most of today killing time waiting for this:

    My boyfriend and I are BIG soccer fans and today was the UEFA Final. I was so psyched to see my Spanish men clinch the title!

    After the game ended, I headed out to my sister’s house for my brother-in-laws birthday. Unfortunately, I couldn’t stay long, as I was feeling a little under the weather. Nothing to worry about though, I think I’m just tired from a busy weekend and trouble sleeping.

    When I got home I was ready for some grub.

    Spicy Hoisin Wrap

    I was in the mood for something with an asian flare, so I whipped up these Spicy Hoisin Wraps. I used cabbage leaves as the wrap and filled 2 leaves up with tofu, sauteed mushrooms, carrots and avocado. I drizzled a homemade (original recipe!) sauce on top. I was pleased with my work.

    Dessert was probably my crowning achievement for the day.


    Last night I made a life-changing discovery. If you put 1 tablespoon of psyllium husk into 1/2 a cup of light coconut milk and leave it in the fridge to set for about an hour… you will find yourself with something that is REMARKABLY similar to tapioca pudding. I was over the moon. I had to do it again tonight, it was so good, and I topped it this time with one chopped, frozen fig.

    All in all, it was a great day in this vegan’s kitchen.

    And with that, it’s time for some Q.T. with my boy!

    Spicy Hoisin Drizzle
    (makes 1 serving)
    1T hoisin sauce
    1T lite soy sauce
    1tsp peanut butter
    1tsp rice vinegar
    Sriracha to taste

    Mix together and poor over your wraps or veggies!

    What’s your favorite go-to breakfast?

    Who were you rooting for in the Euro Cup final?