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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Beth @ DiningAndDishing June 13, 2010

I have never seen such an artfully presented overflowing parfait!! In this case I think that mess makes it look MORE tempting :).

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Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca) June 13, 2010

Those oats look way too good!! Your pictures are beautiful!

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Victoria June 13, 2010

My apologies if you’ve tried this before and I missed the post but….
basically I am OBSESSED with almond butter. I eat it with everything, i mean EVERYTHING (i find one way or another to add to anything i eat).
Anyway, I was craving some vegan overnight oats for dinner tonight and of course I was craving my almond butter too:) How was I going to combine these two amazing foods? MIX THE ALMOND BUTTER IN WITH THE SOFT SERVE! It was AMAZING. When I was processing the banana for the soft serve I just added some almond butter in there, too. (I suppose you could also mix it into the oats… I’ll have to try that, but I’m sure it does not make a difference)
:)

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AngelaOSG June 13, 2010

mmmmm I have heard of people mixing all kinds of nut butters in…I have tried cashew and PB and they were both great! Will have to try almond butter now. :)

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Salah@myhealthiestlifestyle June 13, 2010

wow….that cherry chocolate bomb overnight oats look absolutely amazing!!!!!!

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katie June 13, 2010

OH MY GOSH!!!! your parfait looks AWESOME girlfrand. you are so freaking creative and i love it!

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Lisa @ bakebikeblog June 13, 2010

Oh my – what amazing eats Those overnight oats look unreal :) I am hungry just looking at them :)

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Paige (Running Around Normal) June 13, 2010

How sweet for Eric to jump in and volunteer to cook:) And all those veggies at that!
The parfait looks amazing. Must try that.

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Sarah (Enjoying One Meal at a Time) June 13, 2010

That breakfast looks awesome. Love the presentation!

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Mary June 13, 2010

that VOO looks freakin DELISH!!

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Sandra June 13, 2010

Is there a recipe for the glo balls?

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AngelaOSG June 13, 2010

Unfortunately no, since it will be a Glo Bakery item, however I did adapt it from a previous recipe I made- raw choco chip cookies found here: http://ohsheglows.com/2009/05/03/raw-chocolate-chip-cookies/

Hope this helps!

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Heather (Heather's Dish) June 13, 2010

OK, WOW to the VOO—I mean i just don’t know if i could drool anymore over those! and that’s awesome that eric’s getting more comfy in the kitchen! cooking is such a release and i have the best time cooking with my hubby :) his stir-fry sounds perfect for a sunday meal :)

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Gypsy June 13, 2010

I bought a bunch of cherries this morning – there have been a ton at all the Farmers Markets–
My plan was to make some yummy homemade cherry preserves – unfortunately, it doesn’t look like it’s thickening at all :(
I still had a bunch of cherries so thanks for the idea of the choc cherry bomb! They are in my freezer right now waiting for tomorrow morning :)

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Lizz @ Leading the Good Life June 13, 2010

I must try that cherry soft serve. I also must watch ‘Couples Retreat’ so I know what the heck you’re talking about when you say ‘BOOM’. :)

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Katie June 13, 2010

I love stir fries over lettuce! I eat all my meals on a bed of lettuce – even breakfast. Egg scrambles on lettuce, stir fried veggies on lettuce…I just made curried lentil stew and ate it on lettuce. I’m actually posting the recipe for it tomorrow. I just did a salad post yesterday too. When it rains it pours in the blog world!

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Carly @ The Road To Health June 13, 2010

That breakfast looks fantastic! I need to get on the overnight oats bandwagon.

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amie June 14, 2010

i cant wait to hear about your tri training! i ran my second half marathon yesterday (recapped on my blog) and now i’m thinking a tri will be my next event… im in london, uk right now though, so i think ill wait until im back in canada in august to start looking into a bike, etc. so until then i’ll live vicariously through you!!

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Madeleine June 14, 2010

Omg! Your pictures of overflowing parfaits always stress me out. Messy! Looks yummy though :)

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faith @ gracefulfitness June 14, 2010

Wow, Eric did really good!
My favorite warm salad is fajita salad. Top greens with warm beans, stirfried onions and peppers, salsa, and avocado or guacamole. SO GOOD!

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Gena June 14, 2010

Looks totally delish! I made “Pinkberry soft serve” over the weekend and just posted ’bout it, thinking of you :-)

How nice to have a kitchen savvy partner at home :-)

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jenna June 14, 2010

your breakfast keeps getting more and more luxurious!!!! I need to try this on out stat!

can you make the soft serve with a regular blender? I read somewhere that it really only works with a food processor?

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AngelaOSG June 14, 2010

I think it depends on the blender to be honest! I think reader’s have told me they did it before and others not.

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Amanda June 14, 2010

I’d love to hear more about your CSA. I would actually like to start one in the future, as a grower, not a participant.

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Rebecca @ How the Cookies Crumble June 14, 2010

That yoga looks great!! I’ll have to try that video later (when I’m not a work)! ;-)

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lindsey October 12, 2010

um. i need to make that banana cherry soft serve, stat. *throws some banana chunks in the freezer*

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Christy November 4, 2010

Hi! I love your blog and all the awesome recipes. I wanted to make overnight oats for the first time, and I saw this recipe. When you make yours, which oats do you use? Do you ever use quick cooking oats? Thanks!

I use regular oats :) ~A

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Sara Alvarado April 18, 2012

LOVE your blog….but I really really LOVE your overnight oats recipes. The cherry chocolate bomb is my new favorite. You’ve turned this breakfast antagonist into a breakfast enthusiast!

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Nicole M May 16, 2012

For anyone in Canada, you can buy frozen pitted cherries at M&M Meat Shops – they just started selling them a few months ago but they are delicious and easy to find. They are a bit pricey but not crazy and well worth the convenience!

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Angela (Oh She Glows) May 17, 2012

good to know thanks!!

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Stef June 5, 2012

Could I use carob powder instead of the protein powder? Thank you!!

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Angela (Oh She Glows) June 5, 2012

I cant see why not!

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Teresa July 18, 2012

Angela,
I just found your site and am loving your recipes. I want to try the cherry chocolate Bomb vegan overnight oats but i am wondering if you have any suggestions about substituting something for the Amazing Grass Amazing Meal Chocolate Protein Powder. I don’t have any and I see that it contains Maca Root. I think Maca Root may have contributed to some anxiety for me when I used to drink VegaSport Recovery drink. Any thoughts on Maca?
Thank you!
Teresa

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Angela (Oh She Glows) July 18, 2012

Hey Teresa, I take Maca now and then and I haven’t found any changes in anxiety, but of course it can affect everyone differently. The cherry overnight oats recipe can for sure be made without the powder. You can try using carob powder or cocoa powder + sweetener to take the edge off of the cocoa. Enjoy!

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Kelly July 22, 2012

I just made my VOO to make the Cherry Bomb parfait for breakfast. I. Can’t. Wait. I’ve had chia seeds before, but nobody told me about the gel they create, so the shake I had was REALLY thick. HAHA! Perfect for this. Can’t wait to try more of your recipes!

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Angela (Oh She Glows) July 23, 2012

Hey Kelly, Thank you! I hope you enjoy it :)

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Taylor August 7, 2012

I am sooo excited for breakfast tomorrow…because I am having this! I have made overnight oats many times and banana soft serve (as dessert) many times but I have never combined them. I have a feeling it is going to be epic :D

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