Cherry Chocolate Bomb Vegan Overnight Oats

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Good morning!

Shortly after I posted yesterday, I hit a major wall. I was exhausted from being up at 5am and working all day. My muscles were also feeling quite tight from my speedy 10k run on Thursday……sooooooo……

I decided to do Polly’s Yoga for Runner’s video! I haven’t done the video in a long time, but I always enjoy it.

 

I am going to start doing this more…I always feel so good after doing this video! I just stayed there on my yoga mat for a good 5-10 minutes afterwards. It was so peaceful.

After this relaxing yoga, I had no desire to make dinner! I was going to settle on Vegan Garlic Scape Pesto and Dr. Kracker’s for dinner…and call it a night…

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[Incredible combo by the way!]

and then Eric said he would make dinner! :shocked:

Before I knew it, he was in the kitchen chopping away like a pro

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Eric has never considered himself a cook; he never learned the basic skills and when he did have to cook he often got very stressed out. As a result, he only cooked a handful of times for us during the 10 years we have been together. He cooked for me on Valentine’s Day back in 2008, and he made this incredible gourmet salmon with lots of side dishes and I felt so bad because he was so stressed out while cooking. Although, I must say the meal he made me was amazing. I knew he had a talent just waiting to be cultivated!

Over the past year he has started to cook a little bit here and a little bit there. His fear was simply a result of lack of practice and a basic knowledge set. It only makes sense to fear what you don’t know, right? I started to show him some basic skills over the past several months and before I knew it his confidence was blossoming in the kitchen! It has been really fun to see him having more fun with cooking. I think I would go as far to say as he actually enjoys making a few dishes now. I would love to take some cooking classes with him!

Last night, I just watched him cook and kept him company. Well, to be fair, I also ate Vegan Garlic Scape Pesto and Dr. Krackers. :biggrin: I was livin’ the high life and lovin’ every second!

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For an appetizer, he presented me with a mixed green tomato salad drizzled with my homemade dressing:

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It was gooooood. CSA veggies taste better than any veggie I have had all year.

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For dinner, he made a stir-fry featuring those Garlic Scapes!

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The stir-fry included: Red peppers, 3 garlic scapes, 1 sweet onion, spinach, carrots, EVOO, sea salt, and black pepper. Then he drizzled some EVOO + balsamic over top and more sea salt.

He served the stir-fry over a bed of greens- it was genius!

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Eric always does this thing with hot foods and salads…he will take a hot pasta dish and eat it on top of a bowl of cold salad. I’ve always watched him do this, but never tried it myself…

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I actually really liked it! I didn’t think I would like the warmness on the lettuce, but it was actually wonderful.

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For dessert, a Glo Ball!

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and then throughout the night, I had 3 Organic Mill St Brews! I had a huge food and beer belly and we all had a competition to see whose was bigger. I think I won. :lol:

Last night before bed, I prepped my cherries by pitting and freezing them. I had my heart set on making a Cherry Bomb Vegan Overnight Oats.

Cherry Bomb Banana Soft Serve:

  • process 1 frozen banana with about 1/3 cup frozen cherries

 

Kristen started the famous Cherry Chocolate Bomb Shake, so I thought it would be fun to make a Cherry Bomb VOO today!

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BOOM.

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Cherry Chocolate Bomb Vegan Overnight Oats

Adapted from Kristen’s Cherry Chocolate Bomb Shake.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup regular oats
  • 1 cup Almond Milk
  • 2 tbsp Amazing Grass Amazing Meal Chocolate Protein Powder
  • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • Pinch of sea salt (tiny!)
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds

 

Directions: Whisk together the dry ingredients in a bowl and then add the wet ingredients and whisk. Place in fridge overnight or for 45 mins-2 hours in the fridge. Make Cherry Bomb soft serve (above) and layer in a dish.

Oh hell yesssssssssss.

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Uh oh, we have a situation here!

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Needless to say, I devoured this beauty! It was SOOOOO GOOD!

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My belly is singing right now.

I’m working in the bakery today because I am taking Tuesday off for a very special visitor this week! Eric and I also hope to squeeze in an open-water swim if this weather improves or a run. I will be talking about my Sprint Triathlon training tomorrow too! I’m excited for it.

Have a great day!

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Jocelyn June 13, 2010

aww that is so cute of Eric to cook for you last night! The stirfry looks yuuummy!

Also, your breakfast looks OUT OF THIS WORLD. I have searched high and low for frozen cherries :( Guess I will have to just pit them like you..or use pom!

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AngelaOSG June 13, 2010

I can’t believe we have such a frozen cherry epidemic on our hands in Canada!!! lol. Its sad. It actually was very easy to pit and pop in the freezer…I will be doing it again and again!

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Jocelyn June 13, 2010

p.s I LOVE POLLY!!! :D:D

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Bridget June 13, 2010

That’s great how Eric saw that you were tired and took the initiative. Way to go Eric!

Can we talk about those cherry chocolate bomb oats…………holy amazinggggg!!!

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Mary @ Bites and Bliss June 13, 2010

That’s it- I’ve seen these overnight oats for a while now and I MUST try them!!!!! That looks too sinful for breakfast! Oh my gosh. Yummm!

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AngelaOSG June 13, 2010

They make getting out of bed soooo much easier!

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Jessica @ How Sweet It Is June 13, 2010

Chocolate cherry bomb oats?! Brilliant!

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Ali @ Fat to Fit June 13, 2010

Looks so good! I did something similar with blueberries yesterday- will blog about it tomorrow. So yummy!! I think strawberries would be fabulous! I’ve also tried using 1/2 almond milk 1/2 coconut milk for the VOO, and then used frozen pineapple w/ 1/2 a frozen banana for the soft serve – pinda coloda VOO – seriously. amazing!

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Neiry Mae June 13, 2010

I do the exact same thing Eric does with his salads/meals, the hot/cold thing, have been doing it for years and love it :) the contrast of textures and mouthfeels… i dunno, but there’s something about it!

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Sarah @ cocoanutshakes June 13, 2010

That overflowing cup looks SO good!! I’ve been seeing a lot of different versions of banana soft serve recently….I really want to try BSSVOO with mint chocolate chip banana soft serve (mint extract and cacao nibs)!!

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Becki @ HikeBikeEat June 13, 2010

I tried Vegan Overnight Oats yesterday, but I don’t think cold oatmeal is for me. Have you ever heated them up in the morning? I think I’ll try that if I ever make them again.

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Sarah June 13, 2010

**in case that sounds gross, i heard you can’t taste the banana once the mint is in there =)

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Lindsay @ Summit Sandwiches June 13, 2010

Oh gosh, that chocolate cherry bomb soft serve looks inspired! Yummmm…..I made soft serve overnight oats again after this morning after trying them out yesterday, and they were just as amazing! I went with a fall-inspired pumpkin pie overnight oats (I have a can of pumpkin waiting to be used up) with the soft serve, and it was amazing too. You’ve created a soft serve monster, Angela. :)

Quick question: I’m trying to figure out a way I can have soft serve oats during the work week without always having to use my processor in the morning. Can you make the soft serve ahead of time and place in the freezer? Or would that change the consistency of the soft serve?

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Danielle (Runs on Green) June 13, 2010

I saw garlic scapes in the store the other day!! I got really excited and said “I know what that is!” haha

I love that Polly video :D

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Krystina June 13, 2010

Aw, Eric is a cutie.

THOSE OATS?! NEED them in my life. I can’t locate frozen cherries anywhere, so I guess I’ll try fresh.

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Angela (Oh She Glows) June 13, 2010

The fresh cherries (pitting and popping in freezer) worked awesome! Im so happy b/c there are no frozen cherries anywhere here.

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Rice Palette June 13, 2010

Wow these are beautifully done! The photos are breath-taking!

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Michelle @ Give Me the Almond Butter June 13, 2010

I was thinking about one of your lovely overnight creations when I was making my bowl this morning (I was wayyy to tired last night to make it). I really want to try the chocolate one when I get home.

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Amber K June 13, 2010

What a beautiful giant mess for breakfast! It actually makes me a little anxious just LOOKING at that, lol. I just keep thinking “oooh, sticky, sticky!!” =P

My husband is the cook between the two of us. I can cook a few things if need be, but he knows all of the tricks like “I know it says to cook it 15 minutes, but if you do it on our stove for more than 12, it’ll burn.” Now that he has been working 10-12 hour days it falls to me to cook, and it has been…interesting to say the least! lol

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Angela (Oh She Glows) June 13, 2010

haha just have fun with it! Eric gets really stressed about following directions to the TEE…and I used to be that way too, but once you get practice you learn the tricks…it just comes with time!

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Amber K June 13, 2010

Thanks! I’ll keep at it. =)

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Stacey@http://stacey-healthylife.blogspot.com/ June 13, 2010

That breakfast looks so good. My husband is the same way about cooking but he is also getting better. Sometimes we just need there help.

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Jil @ Peace, Love & Munchies June 13, 2010

Ahh that looks like an ooey, gooey, delicious, messy breakfast! The best kind.

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Christa June 13, 2010

Oooooh my… I still have frozen cherries my dad gave me a year ago in my freezer, guess what I’m having for breakfast tomorrow?!!

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Emily June 13, 2010

Hi Ange,

I have a question for you. I have been trying clean up my diet and get rid of the processed foods that have been weighing me down a bit. I notice that you do eat some processed foods such as Marys, Dr. Kracker, and the puffed cereal you use in your VOO. What’s your take on processed foods? Do consider them in choosing what you eat/things to buy?

Just looking for your thoughts:)
thanks,
Emily

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Angela (Oh She Glows) June 13, 2010

Hi Emily,
I used to eat a TON of processed foods…I would guess that my diet used to be made up of at least 60-70% processed back in the day. if not more! As I experimented with foods …veggies, beans, lentils, fruit, whole grains…I found that I didn’t need to rely on the processed stuff as much. I also found out that I loved to cook and bake in the process. I know it isn’t practical to cut out processed foods entirely for me- because I don’t think there is anything wrong with enjoying them with a balanced diet, but I also try to make sure I purchase processed foods with minimal ingredient lists. I feel like I have a nice balance now. You just need to find what works for you. :)

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Charlie June 13, 2010

How fabulous is this?! Eric is definitely onto something as a gentle wilt of greens from a warm topping is something I love as well. And those oats, Angela! >:D Sinful! Thanks for the brilliant pics!

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Cassie @ A Very Busy Mind June 13, 2010

I’m with Eric – I eat hot foods on top of cold greens often, too. I really like it! And that breakfast looks amazing (and very blogtastic!). ;)

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Kailey @ Mission Healthy June 13, 2010

Wow that looks like cherry heaven!

I actually pour certain types of soups on my salads. Red Robin has this chicken tortilla soup and it’s kind of thick so I use that over my salad for “dressing” it kind of tastes like a warm mexican fiesta in my mouth! haha

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Angela (Oh She Glows) June 13, 2010

Wow that is an awesome idea!!!!

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Olivia @ Blissful Runner June 13, 2010

I looked for Garlic Scapes at the Farmer’s Market this morning and met with success! Can’t wait to see what all the fuss is about! :)

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Angela (Oh She Glows) June 13, 2010

yessssssss….make the pestooooooooo

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polly June 13, 2010

honey, you are so SWEET!

That cherry treat looks AMAZING. You are a delight, Ang! Love you! and yay for yoga! :)

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Holly June 13, 2010

I can relate with Eric!! Cooking can be stressful. I always get so nervous that I’m going to mess up and ruin dinner for everyone. In fact, I have had more than a couple of diasters in the kitchen. But, i am learning! It’s awesome that Eric is starting to have fun with cooking. His meal looks like a pro!

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Cassie @ Tasteful Tales June 13, 2010

Those Glow Balls look divine!

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Kim June 13, 2010

Holy Cow! I have to buy a food processor just to try the Chocolate Cherry Bomb!

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Dawn Linklater June 13, 2010

I love putting hot foods on my salads! It started with pasta, pasta sauce and meatballs on a salad. We go to my mother-in-law’s house for dinner every Sunday, (she mostly makes pasta & meatballs) and I was eating waaaay too much food there. This way I was “garnishing” my salad with the pasta and meatballs, and it’s a great way of adding extra greens into your diet. Now, I do the same thing with rice, or rice and beans, and it’s really good too!

I’m going to have to make myself some frozen cherries just so I can make that chocoate cherry bomb for myself. It looks sooooo yummmy! Amazing pictures!!

Enjoy your day!! :)

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Jocelyn @ Peace.Love.Nutrition June 13, 2010

How delicious! Go Eric– you did well : )

I live in an apt with a horrible kitchen right now– I hate it- the counter space is 1 ft by 1 ft…I can barely put a plate on there- it’s been a frustrating year not cooking as much but eventually I will move into a place with a great kitchen! (my goal right now–I’m such a foodie haha)

Also your Glow Ball look so yummy–I made a similar one here

http://peacelovenutrition.wordpress.com/2010/03/06/raw-cacao-truffles/

Enjoy your weekend!

xo

Jocelyn

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Mary @ What's Cookin' with Mary June 13, 2010

Weird how there’s no frozen cherries up your way ?! They’re SO EXPENSIVE though… I’m thinking about getting the huge Costco container of them and take the time to just freeze the whole batch myself… I think the tiny bag I bought at Mother’s Market was over 4 bucks!!!

Your CCBVOO looks to die for :D I MUST try this Ange!! What a great idea.

Three cheers for Eric making you guys dinner ;D I have to admit, hot food over a cold salad has me interested. Thanks Eric!

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AngelaOSG June 13, 2010

I agree cherries are sooo expensive, but worth every bite. It is one of my fav fruits.

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Little Bookworm June 13, 2010

Hi, not sure if my comment went through or not. The Cherry Chocolate Bomb oats looks absolutely amazing – what a fantastic idea! Also love the idea of the Glo balls. :)

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Michal June 13, 2010

That sounds SO good. I love frozen cherries in my Green Monsters, so I absolutely must try this VOO :-)
I’m also going to try the yoga video. I’ve been missing yoga class lately because of work, and it definitely helps my running…
Good luck with your bakery work today! :-)

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Allison @ Food For Healing June 13, 2010

okay seriously!! I HAVE to try that ASAP. OMG. Cherry goodness. I’ll have to put that on our menu for this week to make.

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christina cadden June 13, 2010

mm, those oats look good!

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Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat June 13, 2010

I feel ya on the lack of frozen pitted cherries issue! I haven’t been able to find them anywhere and the fresh kind are SO expensive!!
I also have a bit of a weird temperature thing like Eric – today I stir fried a bunch of veggies in balsamic & olive oil and put them on a bunch of lettuce. I guess I just like the contrast – it keeps it interesting!
Your brekkie looks SOOO good! (I had a similar overflow issue with my GM this morning lol!)

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Jackie (Peaces of Earth) June 13, 2010

Thank you for that video!!! That is exactly what I need in my life!

I used to make chocolate cherry shakes all the timeeeee. I stopped buying cherries for some reason but I think I need to for this VOO, omg!

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Sarah June 13, 2010

I agree that CSA veggies are the best!
I tried garlic scrapes in a mexican dish today, and they were delicious in that, too!

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Michelle June 13, 2010

I have a confession: I want to save your oats! I want to reach through the screen and lick it before it drops on the table/plate whatever….!! Seriously though, it looks great :)

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AngelaOSG June 13, 2010

haha this made me giggle..SAVE THE OATS!

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Lena June 13, 2010

awwww what a nice hubby!

i dunno if ive ever said this but ur presentation of foods is sooo amazing i just want to lick my screen…
Lena
feel free to leave a bomb anywhere in my vicinity lol that looks delicious!

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AngelaOSG June 13, 2010

I actually want to lick it now too (Im commenting at night and I want another!)

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