Easter Oats


Good morning!

Yesterday ended up being quite a productive day, that is, after I stopped shopping for Spring races and snuggling Sketchie to death! ;) I am almost caught up on my emails. Now, I need to update the Green Monster Movement submissions and then get caught up on Glo Bakery stuff (gulp!!). I got a lot or orders while away so I will be busy as a bee after Easter weekend.

This morning I got up and prepared for a run along the Murder Hill route. I have not run this route since last Fall, so I was a bit scared!

Let’s just say the Flat running party of the past 2 weeks is officially OVER!


I shed a single tear.

I filled my Camelbak with an energizing mixture of gin and tonic…haha..I joke, I joke. ;) I actually filled it with chilled Japanese Sencha green tea. It was deelish and very energizing.

My pre-run fuel– two handfuls of Mulberries by Navitas Naturals:


Love those lil’ guys!

The run was a good one despite all the hills, I managed to pound out a decent pace.

The run:

  • Distance: 6.75 miles
  • Time: 1 hour 7 mins 35 seconds
  • Avg pace: 10 min/mile

My goal for this run was a negative split (quicker second half than 1st half). I have a very hard time achieving a negative split when I do hill runs, so this was a challenge for me. Last year I rarely achieved negative splits on these runs because after the hills I would be burned out and slowly taper off to a slow, dying crawl. :mrgreen:

Today was a success though…just barely:

  • Running out: 34 minutes
  • Running back: 33 minutes 25 seconds

I sprinted the last 300 metres or else I would not have made it. I was quite happy with this split because it included 3 brief walking points on the way back, that I didn’t have on the way there.

Breakfast featured this bad boy! Bob sent me a bunch of samples of oats when I was testing them for my Glo Bars. I ended up using their regular organic oats for my bars, but I sure do like their extra thick oats for oatmeal. So chewy!


I am so glad I saved this because I was in such a maple mood this AM! This stuff is GOOD.


Into the pot went:

  • 1/2 cup extra thick oats
  • 1 cup hemp milk
  • 1/2 cup water
  • vanilla
  • cinnamon
  • pinch sea salt

Then I topped it with the maple almond butter and pure maple syrup!

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Off the hook!


I used my new plastic dishes from Target- they are very Easter like! :) The spoon is from a Kitchen store in Tanger outlets though.



I also made some vegan marshmallow squares to bring to our family get together. It is the same recipe off the box of Kellogg’s (I still remember it from when I was a child!!) except I used vegan marshmallows, organic sprinkles, and margarine.


I am off to pack up now. We are off to the in-laws for a big Easter get together! Sketchie is very excited to go for a long car ride. :)

Have a great day! See you from the in-laws.

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Jessica @ The Process of Healing April 3, 2010

Those oats look SERIOUSLY amazing!!!!! Oh. YUM!
I got some cute easter dishes from Target too, it’s the best place!!!


Ashley April 3, 2010

Aww the vegan marshmallow treats are so cute!! That run sounds intense girl..I HAVE to try that maple almond butter…or just make some myself!


Jessica @ How Sweet It Is April 3, 2010

Holy hills!! You are brave. :)

Those marshmallow treats are so cute!


Diana April 3, 2010

Hmmm oatmeal. I’ve never tried maple syrup, it’s not that common here. I have found it at a health store but it’s pretty expensive and I’m not sure if it’s worth it!
The marshmallow squares are adorable ahah
Have fun!


Shelly April 3, 2010

How does one make vegan marshmallows? That would be so awesome to to know…:) I have no idea what to replace the meringue (egg white) component with…any tips?
Those treats look delish!


Angela (Oh She Glows) April 3, 2010

It is possible to make the vegan marshmallows at home although I have never tried it. I buy them to save time- these ones are fantastic- http://www.sweetandsara.com/


Heather (Heather's Dish) April 3, 2010

YUMMMMM…i’m not a fan of rice krispie treats, but yours look amazing!!! and i gotta say, i had a good breakfast, but yours looks so good that i’m kinda jealous ;)


Beth @ Beth's Journey to Thin April 3, 2010

Those rice krispie treats looks so delicious and festive!!


jen trinque April 3, 2010

I bought vegan marshmallows to try to make s’mores with a few years ago when I was camping…and they were totally weird! I don’t know what I was expecting, but I never bought them again, and I had actually forgotten all about them. I bet the vegan rice krispie bars are pretty darn good, though.


Jenny April 3, 2010

Those marshmallow squares look delish:)happy Easter!


Lizz @ leadingthegoodlife April 3, 2010

That hill is insane!! I’ve never heard of extra thick oats before. I’ll have to keep an eye out for them because I love my overnight oatmeal super chewy. :)


Danielle (Coffee Run) April 3, 2010

The oats + pink crispy treats look oh sooo good :D

I’ve never thought to put tea in the CamelbaK! Does it give you an extra boost?


EaterNotARunner April 3, 2010

Delicious looking oats! Yum!


Kirsten April 3, 2010

Never thought of putting iced teas into water bottles for runs. I may try that out!


K.C. April 3, 2010

I must say, I absolutely love your site. Your ideas are marvelous and I can tell you that it has inspired me to get out and run again!

I do have a question for you though. I am currently in my last year in the University and since I am only able to work part-time with my class load and pay tuition and rent, I only budget myself 20-30 dollars a week for food. Because of this, I fear that I do not get as many fruits and veggies as I should.

Do you have any suggestions whatsoever for healthy foods and meals that are cheap? I really want to eat healthy, but it is difficult!


highonhealthy April 3, 2010

Ahh! I am so jealous of that hill! I love running hills, they make me feel amazing after I reach the top without taking a break.

Those rice krispie treats look delicious.. I haven’t had them in forever. No vegan marshmallows around here. :/


Kelly April 3, 2010

I love the pink on the crispy treats– so adorable! Glad you had a productive day yesterday- hope you have a great weekend!


Heather @ Side of Sneakers April 3, 2010

I LOVE how hard you work at your business, but you still took time for a vacation- that’s SO important!! :)


Lisa (bakebikeblog) April 3, 2010

argh that hill looks SCARY!!! Such a good workout though :)


Ellen April 3, 2010

Bob’s Red Mills is the best….try the steel cut oats if you haven’t.


Bruna April 3, 2010


I just found your blog today, i am so in love with it… i just started my blog a few days ago… i was wondering if you could go to my blog and maybe give me some advice… =) Happy Easter for you…



Dana April 3, 2010

Hi Angela!
I really enjoyed reading about your trip to Florida and seeing all of the pictures! :) I also saw your maple butter gift to Caitlin and was wondering where you found it or if you ordered it online?
Thanks so much,
PS. The extra thick oats look awesome!


ErikA April 3, 2010

Those marshmallows were so pretty! You used vegan margarine correct?


Staceyhttp://stacey-healthylife.blogspot.com/ April 3, 2010

I absolutely love Bob’s red mill products, so good.


Christine (The Raw Project) April 3, 2010

Bob’s Red Mill products are great, I’ve been ordering in bulk from Amazon. The marshmallow squares look wonderful.


Allison @ Food For Healing April 3, 2010

Ooo pretty pink, i love it!


Michelle @ Give Me the Almond Butter April 4, 2010

wow those rice krispie treats look delicious! I was planning to do something similar just with puffed wheat and millet with marshmallow and coconut flakes. I think I need to get right on that :)


Dee April 4, 2010

your oats look so delish! yum!


Jenn April 4, 2010

Oh how I love maple. You’re right, your oats look “off the hook”. :-)


Bekah@runtrackmind April 4, 2010

That is one SERIOUS hill! I think I would shed at least 2 tears. LOL! You should be so proud to have the health and fitness to accomplish your goals…great job and thanks for motivating us all to keep moving forward on our own journeys.


Katie April 4, 2010

Beautiful rice crispies! :)


Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca) April 5, 2010

Those oats sounds great!!!! Cute spoon too :-)


Alexandra April 6, 2010


Where do you find vegan marshmellows?

Also it would be great if you had the feature on your blog where you are sent an e-mail when someone responds.


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