Green Monster Vegan Overnight Oats & Getting Back Into Running

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After a 1 week break from workouts, I finally felt like I had enough energy to get back into exercise yesterday. My body was literally craving a run! It was also a good excuse to take a much needed break from unpacking.

For some pre-run fuel, I tried out a Vega snack bar that I had in my purse since…well, that would be anyone’s guess.

I really enjoyed the Vega Vibrancy Chocolate Bar (top), but I didn’t care much for the chocolate Whole Food Energy bar. Somehow I managed to polish it off over the past week though.

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This is the Vega Chocolate Vibrancy Bar below. It was quite good with a nice chocolate flavour and sprouted buckwheat groats for crunch. It tasted like dessert which is always a plus in my books.

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I headed over to the beautiful Lakeshore for my run. This was my first official training run in Oakville. The only other time I think I’ve run in Oakville was the Oakville Labour Day 10km race that I ran in 2010.

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It’s such a gorgeous trail, I felt like I was on vacation.

Do I have any readers who run around Lakeshore? I was thinking about starting up a running group at some point. Let me know if that would interest any of you!

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I was quite delighted to see a bunch of long staircases throughout my run. That sounds so sick and twisted, I know.

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Back in 2007-2008 when we lived in a condo in Toronto, I used to walk 28 flights of stairs every day (it took me about 4 minutes if I remember correctly) as a way to sneak in exercise since my job was so sedentary. I’m a big fan of stairs and will walk them whenever I get a chance.

This one just screams run up me!

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I’m seeing some interval stair workouts in my future… :)

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This little guy may seem innocent, but he tried to chase me when I got too close.

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Some speed training ensued…bahah.

With all the craziness that’s been going on with the move, I completely forgot about all the races I have coming up back to back- and two of which are 10k’s:

 

I guess I’m going to have to start getting back into a consistent training mode. I haven’t run over 6km in a dog’s age.

For my post-run breakfast, I had a rather GREEN bowl of vegan overnight oats. Much like Green Monsters, you don’t taste the greens in vegan overnight oats (when made with a banana or other sweetener).

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A couple years ago, a few blog readers told me to try combining a Green Monster and vegan overnight oats. I thought they were crazy (in a good way, obviously) and finally got the nerve to try it…oh, two years later!

All you do is blend a Green Monster before bed and pour it into a bowl of rolled oats and stir it all up. In the morning you will have a Green Monster/vegan overnight oat hybrid waiting for you in the fridge. I’ve made it with spinach and also with kale and both were delicious. I’m telling you, I was kicking myself for waiting so long to try it out!

Just trust me on this one. Did the Green Monster ever steer you wrong?

I rest my case.

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Green Monster Vegan Overnight Oats

Vegan, no bake/raw, soy-free

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Now you can get in a serving of greens (without tasting it!) in your morning bowl of vegan overnight oats. Feel free to add any toppings as you wish: fruit, nut butter, granola, coconut, etc.

Inspired by: lovely blog readers. Also, check out Britt’s and Emilia’s versions too.

Yield
1 serving
Prep Time
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Ingredients:

  • 1 large handful fresh spinach or small handful of kale
  • 1 large ripe banana
  • 1.5 tbsp chia seeds (necessary for thickening)
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1/3 cup regular, rolled oats

Directions:

  1. In a blender, blend together the spinach, banana, chia seeds, and almond milk until smooth.
  2. In a cereal bowl, add the oats and then pour the smoothie on top. Stir well until combined.
  3. Place in fridge (uncovered is fine) overnight. Give it a good stir in the morning and then enjoy it cold, straight from the fridge. Add desired toppings as you wish such as nut butter, granola, coconut, fruit, etc.

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1 The Mrs @ Success Along the Weigh March 23, 2012

That first picture is STUNNING! I mean they all are but wow! Gorgeous girlie!

I might get the nerve to try those oats…someday! ;-)

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2 Angela March 23, 2012

Thanks! it was taken before my 10k race in the September 2010. can’t wait until everything is in bloom.

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3 Lauren March 23, 2012

I used to run on that trail all the time! I also did intervals on those stairs! Congrats on the move to Oakville, there are so many pretty places to run!

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4 Eva March 23, 2012

Wow, your new surroundings look lovely – and very work-out-inspiring at that!
With a bit of luck, you’ll be back on track with your running schedule in no-time. Seriously, running in an environment like that sounds like quite the treat! (Even with the evil stairs ;))

As for the green monster oats, I might actually try them coming week. I have been trying some of your other vegan overnight oats past week and they were simply delicious. I guess I could make green oats coming week’s challenge.

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5 Angela March 23, 2012

Goodluck, I hope you like them. Let me know what you think!

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6 Christina March 23, 2012

I LOVE overnight oats, but sometimes miss the greens! I am going to have to try this :)

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7 Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat March 23, 2012

OMG Ange if I was there, I’d be ALL over these runs with you!! I love the Lakeshore area, especially the view from the bridge over the river. Maybe we should get out for a run next time I come to visit… as well as the usual other Oakville activities of course! ;) Looks like you’re definitely enjoying your new surroundings!

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8 Angela March 23, 2012

I wish you were here too! I’d definitely be up for a run when you come to visit…let’s plan a date asap.

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9 Siri @ The Herbivoress March 23, 2012

Those pictures.. wow! I’m craving a run now! And I can’t wait to try those overnight oats! Can’t believe I haven’t thought of that before!

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10 Heather March 23, 2012

I dont like the vega whole food bar either. Try the new sport or protein ones they are delicious and have 15g of protein. Lakeshore downtown is my favourite route…especially when green bean is included after :-)

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11 Leah March 23, 2012

I tried your overnight oats for the first time and I just wanted to thank you!! I made the basic oats and now I’m looking forward to trying different flavors- I see green monster overnight oats in my future:) Thank you for all that you do, Angela! You are inspiring!

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12 Angela (Oh She Glows) March 23, 2012

I’m so happy to hear that Leah! Thanks for reading :)

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13 Andrea March 23, 2012

Gotta watch out for those geese! Cute from afar, vicious from up close, haha! :) Have a great day, Angela!

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14 Cassie March 23, 2012

Dear Angela,

i have been following your blog for a very long time now..lets say under a year and you have helped me change my eating especially vegan meals tremendously…i am not vegan but i widely enjoy your recipes, i have even some of your recipes with a twist and creativity..
on that note…i have been hooked on kale and spinach..my iron levels have gone up my hair and skin have changed and yes i do have a glow thanks to you..
you are an amazing and inspiring person..i work with sobeys and i have shared your blog with many of my customers who come to our deli…,my friends love the green monsters when i make but they will not make it…

i am gonna try the green monster oatmeal…have you tried the green monster pancake..with almond flour…i made it last weekend..it was so yummy…hope that inpires you to make one..

I love your cat…

Thank you for your inspiration, dedication to your blog and sharing with fellow readers,
Cassie

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15 Angela (Oh She Glows) March 23, 2012

Hey Cassie, That means so much to me to…truly. Thank you not only for reading, but for sharing my blog with others. Take care!

PS- Sketchie says he will accept cat treats or cuddles anytime. heh ;)

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16 Cassie March 26, 2012

It would be an absolute honour to feed sketchie treats and give him cuddles,,i am a very affectionate and loving person..we would bound very well..love your blog…xo

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17 Jesse (OutToLunchCreations) March 23, 2012

I love the idea of green overnight oats, I can’t wait to try it!!! I think it should be covered in the fridge because that will slow down the oxidation process and you will get more from the greens that way.

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18 Angela March 23, 2012

That’s a great point, I hadn’t thought of that!

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19 Rachel @Balance and Blueberries March 23, 2012

I can’t wait to try the oats. Oh my goodness. They look lovely.

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20 Willow March 23, 2012

What a beautiful place to run! I’m jealous, for sure. My knee has been giving me problems, so this morning I’m hitting the bike instead… alas.

Wish I had some overnight oats waiting for me upon my return! A green monster might just be doable, though… one banana left! :)

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21 Melissa March 23, 2012

If you start a running group I’m in! I usually run on the trails in my ‘hood here in Oakville.

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22 Angela March 23, 2012

Awesome, I will start a list. :)

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23 Christina March 23, 2012

Oooooo! That bowl of oats looks super fun! I certainly love me some overnight oats….however I am attempting my first ever Green Monster this weekend which I am very excited about… I will have to let you know how my first monster experience goes :)

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24 Janae March 23, 2012

I love how you share photos from your run. I almost feel like I’m the one who just went for a run–and looking at all those stairs…whew! That will make for some awesome intervals. Nothing like working out in the great out of doors. So much better than a treadmill any day.

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25 Stephanie @ Legally Blinde March 23, 2012

Wow, that first picture is beautiful, and the trail looks amazing! I’m so impressed that you used to walk up 28 flights of stairs every day; I’m pretty sure I would have shown up at work a sweaty mess, haha. Great idea about combining a Green Monster with oats! I think the hardest part will be refraining from drinking the Green Monster right away :)

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26 Angela March 23, 2012

haha the stairs were actually in my condo building, so I only had to show up to my husband a sweaty mess. ;)

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27 Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table March 23, 2012

New places always get me excited to run – so much new scenery to admire/distract me from the fact that I’m running. :)

As I read this I am drinking a green smoothie… I may go dump a handful of oats in it!

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28 Danielle March 23, 2012

That is such a smart idea! I like getting greens in, in the morning. Perfect way to do it! Looks like a beautiful run along the lake.

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29 Cindy March 23, 2012

2 questions about the green monster oats:

1–could I use flax instead of the chia?
2–will quick cooking oats work too?

Thank you! Love your website and recipes. I am gluten-free so I really love those recipes!

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30 Angela (Oh She Glows) March 23, 2012

Very good questions indeed!

I get asked this a lot, so I think I’m just going to have to try it out myself to see. :)

I *think* I’ve heard some readers make VOO with GROUND flax (not the whole seeds), but you might need to use more since chia seeds soak up a lot more liquid than flax (or just reduce the almond milk).

I’m not sure about instant oats. If I try it, I will def. blog about it. My guess is that they wouldn’t soak up as much milk, but Im not sure.

maybe other readers can add their advice if they have tried out flax/instant oats!

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31 Courtney March 30, 2012

Kind of along these lines…do steel cut oats work in place of regular oats?

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32 Angela (Oh She Glows) March 30, 2012

im not sure how it would turn out. Might be worth a shot if you are feeling experimental

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33 jude July 28, 2013

I tried this with steel cut oats. They stay very chewy the next day. Not bad, just takes a little getting used to. I’ll probably switch to rolled oats though once this container of oats is finished.

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34 Sonya March 23, 2012

I used to live in Hamilton and loved running the stairs there – such great exercise! I’m in Oakville now and would be interested in joining a running group :)

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35 Angela March 23, 2012

that’s great, I’m adding you to my list :)

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36 Jessica @ Chockohlawtay March 23, 2012

That oatmeal looks amazing! My roommate has seen my overnight oats in the fridge before, but I think this would shock her :O

I’m making it :)

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37 Angela March 23, 2012

haha yea I could see that it might be disturbing to some…I think Eric was too

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38 Jodi @ Jodi, Fat or Not March 23, 2012

I love the idea of overnight oats + green smoothie. I can’t wait to start making more overnight oats now that it’s warm out and I crave a cold and refreshing breakfast.

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39 Jasper Naomi @ crunchylittlebites March 23, 2012

your little wooden spoons always warm my heart, Angela :)

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40 Michelle March 23, 2012

Dang, those oats are green! More photogenic than brown oats :)

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41 Ashley March 23, 2012

Good luck with the upcoming races!! I have yet to try green monster overnight oats..I’m sure they’re delish!

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42 Kerry Burns March 23, 2012

That run along the lakeshore looks pretty inviting that’s for sure. I”m running in suburbia right now (Milton) and as much as I enjoy it, a change of scenery may be in order. I would be up for a weekend run with a group in your area if you start one. :)

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43 Angela March 23, 2012

Hi Kerry, sounds great! I’m making a list and will contact everyone in the next week or so. :)

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44 suzanne March 23, 2012

What a gorgeous running spot! That right there is worth the move :-)
The green monster oats look lovely – I am reading this while drinking my green monster too – oh it is such an addiction! Thanks for introducing me (at least you inspire healthy addictions :-)

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45 clare March 23, 2012

Have you tried the new Vega bars? The Chocolate Coconut Recovery Bar is amazing!!

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46 Angela March 23, 2012

No I haven’t, but I need to get on that :) I hear they are good!

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47 Maria @ All Things Luxurious March 23, 2012

Wow, that lake is gorgeous! I would feel like I was on vacation, too! ;-)

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48 Gina @ Running to the Kitchen March 23, 2012

That’s a gorgeous place to run. I think that alone would motivate me to get outside a little more often :)
btw- completely unrelated but I was in Phoenix for work this week and my coworker and I randomly ended up hiking camelback mountain after the conference yesterday and eating at true food kitchen for dinner. When we were in the restaurant I was like “why does this seem so familiar?” couldn’t put my finger on it and then remembered your posts about it this morning! It’s so funny how the internet makes you feel like you “know” something when you totally don’t ;)

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49 Angela March 23, 2012

How’d you like the hike? I bet you weren’t as terrified as I was! I can’t wait to do it again some day.

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50 Gina @ Running to the Kitchen March 23, 2012

it was totally invigorating! We started late (5:45) after work so we actually only made it about 5-10 minutes from the top when the sun set and we booked it back down afraid of getting stuck up there in the dark but it was still amazing. I would love to do it again or some of the other ones!

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51 Rachel March 23, 2012

looks like you found a fantastic place to run, it’s beautiful :)

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52 Janine @ThePurpleGiraffe March 23, 2012

Haha, those oats look like guacamole!

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53 Angela March 23, 2012

why yes they do! Just need some tomato and onion ;)

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54 Robyn March 23, 2012

Wow what a great area to run in(makes it even easier – I think!). Great pics and those stairs…remind me of the 2 sets of 105 steps each that we have here…When I run outside or bike I go by one run up them 5 times then come back that way and do the other set 5 x too. I love your overnight oats and green monsters so it only makes sense :-)…When I run tho I do an avocado pudding for breakfast,,easier on my innards

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55 Jan Liptok March 23, 2012

I have been following your blog for the past 3 months. After having my food allergies tested I found out that I wasn’t able to digest animal protein. I thought gluten and dairy were my problem so I had already stopped that…..but it didn’t make a difference in how I felt. Once I stopped meat, fish, eggs and a few other things…..BINGO. I am now a gluten-free vegan and I feel soooooo much better. My diet is now YOUR recipes. I can’t begin to tell you how much you have helped me. I just love your blog! After spending hours researching my new way of eating, it is your recipes that I only look at now. Makes life so easy! I just wanted to thank you so much for everything you do. You are such an inspiration. I can’t wait for your cookbook! What is really funny is that I live in Oakville! I only run a bit because of knee problems. BUT…..your pictures made me smile because your pictures of the water is exactly where I paddle. I have a stand up paddle board (SUP) and instead of spending time running on pavement…..I spend my time on the water. I love it! Great full body workout….and cardio too…..and doesn’t hurt the knees. Anyway…..thanks again!! Maybe one day I will run into you in Whole Foods or Organic Garage. PS…..if you ever need tasters for your recipes….sign me up :)

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56 Angela (Oh She Glows) March 23, 2012

Thank you Jan, that is so kind of you to say! I’m so happy to read about all the wonderful benefits you’ve experienced from your diet. Glad to hear that you live in Oakville too. Funny you mentioned about the paddle board because Eric and I were just talking about that the other day. Sounds like a killer workout! Do you just enter the water anywhere?

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57 Jan Liptok March 23, 2012

SUP’n is an amazing workout. I love being out on the water. You can paddle for hours….if you want. When the water is glass it is so peaceful. Then when there are waves….you get to surf. So fun! We put our boards in the water from a dock in 16 mile creek, under the bridge behind the downtown Library. Then we paddle to the lake going past where all the big sailboats are parked. We enter the lake right where Oakville Club is which is in one of your above pictures. I just love it! You and Eric should give it a try. :)

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58 ella @ lifeologia March 23, 2012

Your morning run is very inspiring.
Are you walking/ running distance to the lake? NICE ;)
have you shopped at Organic Garage yet on Kerr st?

ps. I’m having a Potluck Party – it would be great if you could come by and share one of your fantastic recipes.
http://www.lifeologia.com/potluck-party-nutritious-delicious/

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59 katie@ KatieDid March 23, 2012

so he banana is key to covering up the taste… made a green monster yesterday with too much spinach and not enough sweetness and could barely choke it down. But I’m not giving up!

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60 Angela March 23, 2012

Yea, depending on the greens (you need more sweetness to balance out kale for example), just adjust the sweetness to taste until YOU like it. Thats what matters most! Good luck on your next one :)

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61 Jessica March 23, 2012

Beautiful running trails! Stairs and geese to motivate you to do some
sprints! I went Vegan almost a month ago, I’m so glad one of my friends suggested I try
The recipes from your blog, it’s been making this transition so much easier! Thank you!

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62 Angela (Oh She Glows) March 23, 2012

thank you Jessica, Im glad to hear that!

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63 Nicole March 23, 2012

It took me a while to get the courage to make green monsters, it may take me some time to wrap my head around a green monster overnight oats creation! But you never disappoint, so I’m sure it’s great!

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64 Angela March 23, 2012

I can relate…it took me 2 years :)

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65 Jeremy March 23, 2012

I love the Vibrancy bars. The cheapest place I have been able to find them is in the organic section of Loblaws in Port Credit. They are I think if memory serves 2.89 per bar and most places they are in the 3.30 and up range.

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66 Rachel March 23, 2012

I’m moving to Oakville in May and would love a group to run with ! :)

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67 Angela March 23, 2012

Sounds great Rachel…May will be a beautiful time to move. I will add you to the list I started :)

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68 Yellow Haired Girl March 23, 2012

What gorgeous photos! I liked starting my Friday with such beauties :)

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69 Averie @ Averie Cooks March 23, 2012

The scenery is so gorgeous on your running path! I love moving to a new area and discovering all the new running paths, trails, routes, and finding my “perfect path” for runs…if nothing else, it lends new spring into my step and new excitement about running. Hope you are loving it!

Running club would be such a fun idea, too!

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70 Jenna Z March 23, 2012

I love stairs too! In fact, a stair race is on my fitness bucket list. Probably Bop To The Top in Indianapolis, Indiana or maybe on in Chicago.

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71 Angela March 23, 2012

I would love that! I have been meaning to do the CN tower climb for a while

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72 Sarah L. March 24, 2012

The CN Tower climb is great! I did it a few years ago, and now I can proudly look over to the tower and know that I STAIR CLIMBED that thing. Perhaps you should get a group together to do the climb for United Way in the fall? :)

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73 char eats greens March 23, 2012

OH MY GOODNESS…you’re RIGHT by my grandparents house!! I thought it looked familiar and you confirmed it as soon as you showed those stairs haha. That seriously just made me SO excited. Whenever I’m there, I can’t help but go for a walk or run (if I have the appropriate attire). I would hate to see my grandparents ever sell their house; they’re right on the lake and it’s seriously like a vacation just going to their place.

Maybe I’ll run into you one time when I’m there! haha

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74 Angela March 23, 2012

Wow how lucky are they to live on Lakeshore! The houses are so fun to look at and dream about who lives in them. Well, now I know…haha. jk. It would be fun to meet for sure…let me know when you are in the area!

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75 Jenny March 23, 2012

Hi Angela! I love running at the lakeshore! Would love to be part of a running group too. I’m training for some 10K race at the end of the summer. Are you doing Around the Bay this weekend?

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76 Angela March 23, 2012

Hey Jenny, Nice to hear from you! I will add you to the list.

btw- I heard the oakville market is moving to Whole Foods parking lot? Will u be there this year?

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77 Jenny March 23, 2012

No, I don’t think we’ll be returning to the Oakville market. We do the Georgetown Market on Saturdays and it seems to be buisier!

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78 Lauren @ Oatmeal after Spinning March 23, 2012

Ooh- I’ve got to try that bar!!
What beautiful views along your run- I’m sure that makes you never want to stop!
Love the idea of combining the green monster and overnight oats. I’ll be trying that out (and probably throw in some Vega Vanilla Chai powder, which will just add to the green…)

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79 Laura March 23, 2012

I’m in Burlington so our long runs take us into Oakville which I love. You will soon see me slogging through a 36km run along Lakeshore. At least the sights keep me distracted.

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80 Angela March 23, 2012

Wow, good for you…you are a powerhouse! I can’t imagine running that distance. :)

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81 Stephanie March 23, 2012

I am totally going to make the green monster overnight oats! It will be perfect before my workout tomorrow! Have a great day!

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82 Meg @ Sweet Twist March 23, 2012

I have recently discovered “KIND” bars. They are awesome and vegan. Coconut almond is my favorite. They have it a whole foods and the bulk barn.

Lots of great stores downtown Oakville as well.

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83 Angela March 23, 2012

I don’t know if I’ve tried one yet, but now that I hear they are good I will next time I’m looking for a quick snack.

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84 Jessica March 23, 2012

I’d love it if you wanted to do another 30 day challenge like you did for the Abs Workout to build up on running. My mom, who is 55 years old, signed up for a half marathon and I’m joining her without a lot of running experience under my belt. I’ve been doing what I can but your page has always been my best source of motivation. Thank you Angela!

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85 Elizabeth March 23, 2012

I drink a green monster every morning and I am addicted (thanks to you :) I still need to try some overnight oat recipes…maybe your post is a sign! I add 3 handfuls of spinach and 2 handfuls of Kale to my monster. After reading I’m beginning to think that’s a little much…hmmmm. It’s like munching on my back yard!

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86 Hailey March 23, 2012

Angela, awesome recipe yet again! Seems like a no brainer to mix the two like that, but somehow I haven’t thought of that one yet! Do you have to make the green smoothies runnier than normal when you plan to mix the oatmeal in? My green smoothies always end up really thick for some reason, so I imagine that adding oatmeal would make a paste impossible to eat. :-)

That run looks GORGEOUS!! Congrats on the move too, looks like a fantastic area to live!

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87 LizAshlee March 23, 2012

Oh, I can’t wait to have my green monster this morning! Running a bit behind schedule! Looks like a beautiful place to run..that’s awesome! Do you ever notice more digestion issues, i.e.: gas, if you mix green monsters and oats?? Thanks!

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88 Angela (Oh She Glows) March 23, 2012

I haven’t noticed any problems when mixing the two thankfully. My body seems to handle soaked oats very well.

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89 Sarina March 23, 2012

I’m from Oakville, you will love living there! I know your running route along the lakeshore well.

There is a raw restaurant Nzyme downtown, I haven’t tried it yet myself but have been meaning too. I think it’s the only vegan restaurant in town. We love shopping at Whole Foods. We’ve also loved the gourmet pizza (with Daiya!) at Il Fornello’s.

Thanks for all the great recipes. Best wishes for a smooth move in your new home!

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90 Angela (Oh She Glows) March 23, 2012

Hey Sarina!

Thank you, nice to meet you. :) About the restaurant, my friend and I went to visit yesterday and found out that they closed down. They left a message on their facebook page end of January, but nothing else is on their website at all. Bummer!

Thanks for the tip about Il Fornello’s!

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91 Sarina March 23, 2012

Oh that’s too bad! I never got to eat there. That’s for replying.

We ate at Live Organic Food Bar (Toronto) last week and it rekindled my love of raw vegan food…. but I wish there were more vegan restaurants closer. I now live in Waterloo and we have Thrive Juice Bar which is amazing and has newly gone 100% vegan, so thank unicorn for that.

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92 Sarina March 23, 2012

I meant *thanks* for replying :)

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93 Angela March 23, 2012

If you enjoyed Live you will love Rawlicious http://www.rawlicious.ca/Rawlicious/Home.html prob my fav raw restaurant I’ve tried.

Have you been to The Baked Sprout in Burlington? http://www.thenakedsprout.com/ also heard its great..but havent been yet

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94 Sarina March 23, 2012

I haven’t tried either yet but have them on my to try list. Kindfood in Burlington is amazing and also happens to be gluten free. Their ceasar salad is to die for!

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95 Robyn @ Blueberries and Oats March 23, 2012

This green monster overnight oats looks intriguing! I love getting in a serving of veggies for breakfast. I also love that you don’t have to use yogurt! I hate mixing milk and yogurt..no clue why.

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96 Caitlin March 23, 2012

Thank you for this recipe Angela! I am the kind of person who needs a solid breakfast…literally and figuratively, but I have always wanted to add green smoothies to my breakfast regimen. This is awesome because it combines the best of the two! It also works great for me because I like to have my breakfast already made in the morning so that I can grab and go. I like to work out in the am, which means I usually end up eating breakfast at work. Since the prep is done the night before, I can stick it in a tupperware container and enjoy a healthy meal once I get to work! Do you think it would also work to add in other things like nut butter, other fruit, and/or protein powder in the smoothie as well?

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97 Amber @ Busy, Bold, Blessed March 23, 2012

Those stairs look intense, buns of steel coming your way hehe.

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98 Brittany @ Runwithbritt March 23, 2012

Thank you for the shout-out Angela! I’ll have to try your version as well! There’s nothing better than getting a serving of veggies in before lunch. :)

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99 Moni Meals March 23, 2012

Golly…That looks like the best area ever! I think it is so stunning and what a motivator to be in such a beautiful area for outside workouts.
That oatmeal also looks stunning! Must try that soon.

Have not heard of those bars yet…

Also, saw your Vegan Brownies over at Daily BI#@ch. Good for you! Those I also need to try soon. :) ha!
Have a great day!

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100 kaila @ healthyhelper March 23, 2012

Green monster overnight oats are such a good idea! It makes perfect sense because green monsters are so creamy and thick that I am sure they plump up the oats perfectly! And I LOVE doing stairs to get in some cardio! So fun!
I will be in your neck of the woods this weekend! Driving up on Sunday from Buffalo for one of my few Whole Foods trips a year! SO excited!

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101 Char @ www.charskitchen.ca March 23, 2012

Wooow, your new neighbourhood looks so beautiful!! What a great area to run in.

I looove those Vega bars, especially the vibrance ones! And thank you for this green monster oats idea! I’ve been back into my oatmeal lately, as it’s hard to drink smoothies when I’m so cold all the time :P So I’m going to give this a try!

P.S. I think we have the same Le Crueset Christmas edition mini cocottes. I loooove mine, and bake oatmeal in them most mornings :)

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102 Jaime March 23, 2012

I made my 2nd Green Monster yesterday and still had some in my cup when I got to work. I created quite a stir in the staff room! Maybe even inspired a few others to give it a try. Thank for you continued creativity. I can’t wait to try overnight oats :)

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103 Angela (Oh She Glows) March 23, 2012

hah I can imagine the “stir” it caused…I used to get that at work too. Enjoy!

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104 LC Iglesias March 23, 2012

I live in Oakville, run downtown and midtown and am interested in details of your running group plans.

Cheers,
LCI

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105 Annie @ Naturally Sweet Recipes March 23, 2012

It looks so beautiful! So charming and picturesque! And that breakfast looks tasty and healthy!

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106 Michelle Evans March 23, 2012

I wish that I lived near you so that I could join your running group and enjoy daily workouts in that beautiful area! And I think I might try green monster voo for lunch… that sounds just so delicious! Hope you’re settling in alright to your new home :)

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107 Andrea @ Vegvacious March 23, 2012

I’m glad to know you liked the Vibrancy bar, because I didn’t like the other one either and have steered clear of Vega bars ever since. What a nice place to run! I live in the country and I have to go quite aways before I get to any new & exciting scenery which can become a little boring!

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108 Lauren @ What Lauren Likes March 23, 2012

I need to try this!! :D

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109 Tiff @ Love Sweat and Beers March 23, 2012

Good luck with the running. I’m currently healing, but I hope to get back at it again soon!

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110 Amber K March 23, 2012

I LOVE green monsters! Although, I have had combinations that were absolutely not good. I didn’t think it was possible, but apparently so! Thank goodness they are very rare.

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111 Alexandra March 23, 2012

I would be interested in your running group for sure! Such a great idea!

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112 Daniela March 23, 2012

Hey Angela,
Add my name to your running list. When do you think you will start with running/training? I am doing Around the bay this weekend so I won’t be able to join you in the next few days. But after that, count me in.

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113 eatingRD March 23, 2012

Gorgeous views! Such a good idea for overnight oats. I’ve been all over the green monsters lately…so refreshing :) Good luck with all your upcoming races!

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114 Kirsten March 23, 2012

Those pictures just made me miss home (I grew up in Oakville)! I’d been wondering where about’s in town you were, but I can guess the general area now – I used to love walking around those parts of town!

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115 Cailin March 23, 2012

I often run along Lakeshore in Oakville and would love to participate in a running group! Can you please add me to the list?
Thanks so much.
Cailin

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116 Angela (Oh She Glows) March 23, 2012

great, I added ya :)

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117 Heather (Heather's Dish) March 23, 2012

i’m still on the mend from a c-section and haven’t been cleared for exercise yet…but i LOVE going up and down our stairs as a sneaky way to get in some movement!

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118 Gillian March 23, 2012

I walk/jog lakeshore in T.O :)

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119 Deirdre @ Ladies Holiday March 23, 2012

in one word: brilliant

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120 Ashley Z March 23, 2012

Angela!!!

Your beautiful pics of the Lakeshore reminded me of all the fantastic runs Ive had down there! Just wait until summer, it gets even better. It’s one of the things I miss most about living in Oakville… and of course the Whole Foods. lol. One day it will come to Calgary… one day.

Also amazing, a green monster poured over a bowl of cereal. SOGOOD.

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121 laura March 23, 2012

What a beautiful place to run/walk. Must be nice in springtime weather!
Love the first picture, so gorgeous, i want to frame it and hang it in my room :)
Just finishes a green monster while reading this, ill try it in oats next time.

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122 Eva @The Healthy Party March 23, 2012

You really do Glow!!! Just happened upon your site, love it!! <3

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123 Joann@womaninreallife March 23, 2012

Good for you for getting right back into it! Oakville is lovely. Enjoy it! I grew up in Hamilton and I liked to go up and down the escarpment stairs. Miss that!

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124 Taylor @ Nuts for Apples March 23, 2012

Green monster overnight oats sound so good….plus you get some veggies in at breakfast too! Good luck training for your races! I’m looking forward to racing this spring as well!

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125 Ellie @ healthy belly ellie March 23, 2012

Green Monster smoothies are the best!!

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126 Ellie @ healthy belly ellie March 23, 2012

i mean green monster overnight oats! But green monsters are also the best :)

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127 Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin March 23, 2012

I’d be up for a running group this summer! I might lag a little behind though because I don’t run anywhere near as fast as you. ;)

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128 Laura @ She Eats Well March 23, 2012

Just by looking at the picture, I see a new addiction for breakfast in my future. :)

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129 Katie G March 23, 2012

Hi Angela!
I just made the green monster oatmeal you posted as my after dinner snack! :D It was sooo good! I made it hot though; I blended up the smoothie with extra liquid and used that to cook the oats in. Then I added natural PB, maple syrup, raisins, cinnamon and cocnut. It was delicious, and the chia seeds really added to the texture! Thanks for the lovely recipe!

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130 Luv What You Do March 23, 2012

Looks like a fabulous path!
Wish it wasn’t rainy all day today and I could have gotten out for a run. There is no better way to take a break from packing and explore a new city than a run.

I’ve never thought to try green oats. I have just enough spinach to give it a go tomorrow morning. Hoping the rain stops long enough for me to run!

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131 Lexi @ Cura Personalis Foodie March 23, 2012

I’ve made GM’s the night before and sometimes find that they taste rather “grassy” the next morning. Have you ever had that problem?

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132 Elissa March 23, 2012

I think I want to move to where you live. So pretty!

One of these days I’ll actually try overnight oats. And then maybe this concoction. Maybe ;)

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133 melissa March 23, 2012

You moved to a beautiful place! So jealous!!!!

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134 Brolin Devine March 23, 2012

Amazing blog and website! I am constantly recommending it to people. Best vegan source around!

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135 Angela (Oh She Glows) March 24, 2012

Thank you Brolin! I appreciate that.

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136 Drisana (SoulShineBlog) March 24, 2012

Wow – that trail looks like a sweet place to run, really beautiful! And that sunset picture is awesome!

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137 Asuma March 24, 2012

I’m a huge oatmeal girl and I’d love to try this Green Monster variety but I don’t have a blender/food processor/any gadget of that sort :( Damn but it looks so good!! :D Maybe one day :P

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138 Bonnie @ pastepants March 24, 2012

Aww I miss lakeshore, I forgot how gorgeous it is =)

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139 MaryEllen March 24, 2012

Have you ever had overnight oats heated up in the morning? I don’t like cold breakfasts… I am wondering if it would just taste like cooked spinach if I heated it up a bit??

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140 Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers March 24, 2012

What beautiful pictures! I love when the body tells you to exercise! Mine tells me not to move! lol

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141 Claudia March 24, 2012

This recipe basically made my morning. I’ve been doing some version of over-night oats for about a week now (the perfect way to start my day), but like you, I never thought of making a green version of them. This week I’ll start playing around and being more outgoing with my oat recipes. Thanks!

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142 Angela (Oh She Glows) March 25, 2012

Glad to hear that, let me know what you think!

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143 laurenmadis0n March 24, 2012

So cool to see pictures of home—all places I recognise and grew up around! If only I knew I would be going home for the summer, you could definitely count me into the running group. Ah well. I hope to know soon.

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144 Anna March 24, 2012

I need to get myself into these green monster overnight oats! I already love green monsters and overnight oats — it seems like a pretty much perfect marriage!
The color is a bit shocking though…I wonder what my roommates would make of it!

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145 Jamie @ Don't Forget the Cinnamon March 24, 2012

I think the next addition to the green monster family should be a green monster oat BAKE!

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146 Michaela@pilgrimageofhealth March 24, 2012

Angela, I don’t know if anyone’s told you this, but I THINK YOU ARE A FOOD GENIUS! overnight oats+ green monster? I am SO excited to make that in my dorm room!

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147 Nadiya @ Milk and Honey March 24, 2012

That looks gorgeous! Never had the chance to run in Oakville but if you like running along lakeshore I can suggest running the Mississauga Marathon (they have a 10km distance too). It starts around Cooksville which is super close to Oakville and goes until somewhere around Cawthra Road. :P The track goes around lakeshore and should be quite pretty in May ^^

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148 Nicole @ http://healthygirladventures.wordpress.com/ March 24, 2012

I’m a fan of stairs too. Even if the escalator is the only option I will walk down the escalator instead of ridding it. Beautiful lake view. I guess I should use the beach in my area more often to run on. I guess you get used to your surroundings and forget how beautiful they can be.

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149 Vivian @sugarandscrubs March 24, 2012

Hi Angela,
That looks like such a gorgeous running route, jealous! I’m glad to hear that the vibrancy bar was good, I tried the whole food bar too and didn’t like it all. The good thing is that it has mung beans in it, the bad part is that. . .it tastes like it has mung beans in it, haha.

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150 Angela (Oh She Glows) March 25, 2012

yea maybe that’s what I was tasting?

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151 Shira March 24, 2012

Love those stairs – a few weeks on those will get you in shape quick! :) Best of luck with getting back into running and mastering those stairs!! Love it – I’ll stay tuned for your progress…I’ve just started checking into your blog recently now that I’ve got all my bookmarks organized :) I’ll be stopping by more often – so many great blogs so little time!

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152 Barb C March 24, 2012

Angela, you have inspired me to try my first taste of VOO! I made them plain the first time – just the oats, chia, almond milk and a squirt of agave. Delish! I see many other flavors and parfaits in my future. I think I can even get my daughters to try them – now that would be a breakfast I would love to start their day with!

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153 emma March 24, 2012

this reminded me that the other day i made your orange-cream VOO, only i used grapefruit instead. a few posts ago you mentioned you were going through a grapefruit craze…im going through one now and i loved it in VOO. i’d try it out :)

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154 Abby @ Fig & Fork March 24, 2012

Wow! The best of both worlds – I can’t wait to try this!

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155 Allison March 24, 2012

The VOO do look fantastic! I love how green they are. Could you use steel-cut oats instead of rolled oats?

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156 Angela (Oh She Glows) March 25, 2012

I’m not sure Allison, I don’t think they would get as creamy and soft? might be worth a shot!

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157 Jung March 25, 2012

i have to agree with the other bloggers, the scenery is breathtaking! since I’m a student, I can definitely relate to the sedentary lifestyle. i actually enjoy using the stairs as well, I take advantage of them any time that I can-somehow I feel more energized just from the small incline. also, those oats look are no joke- that’s what I call a breakfast of champions!

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158 alex March 25, 2012

Green Monser Vegan OverNight Oats are amazing. I have been looking for ways to incorporate veggies in the AM, I have found my answer. Love Love Love Love Love, made them last night and am enjoying now!

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159 Style and Error March 25, 2012

I’m a bit scared to try the Green Monster VOO, but it’s true – you were totally right about the smoothie so I have to trust you. I’ve converted so many people to Green Monsters from your website. Thanks again for all the inspiration!

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160 Miss Belka March 25, 2012

Hi there!

I’m a new reader from Spain. I just wanted to stop and say hello and thank you. Your blog has inspired me to start again on a healthy way. I’ve started to do some exercise and I’m vegan now! :)

I would like to ask you: how often do you drink your vega protein milkshake? I’m afraid I’m not eating protein enough, so I’m thinking of trying some vegan protein milkshake.

Thank you again! :)

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161 Angela (Oh She Glows) March 25, 2012

I probably have 3-4 smoothies a week, but I try to get most of my protein from lentils/beans/grains and tofu.

Glad to hear you enjoy the blog…thank you!

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162 Natalie March 25, 2012

Hello! Long time reader, first time commenter! I live in Mississauga but close to the Oakville “border” and would love to join a running group! I just ran Hamilton’s Around the Bay 5km race this morning but definitely need more motivation to run consistently!

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163 Amanda March 25, 2012

Definitely need to try these oats! So healthy!

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164 Mattie @ Comfy and Confident March 25, 2012

I have been craving overnight oats but couldnt figure out how to do it Vegan Style. I am so excited to try this recipe.

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165 Meg March 25, 2012

Congratulations on your new move, the place looks great and it will be nice to be in the town of Oakville, a great place…close to whole foods now too!
I love the idea of green monster oats…I think it would take me a while to get the past that my oats are green, but I would love to try this out :)

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166 Jen @ Life Starts March 25, 2012

That’s it, I’m convinced of it now, green food is the way forward! I love that you are so enamoured with stairs, I agree, there’s nothing like sneaking a bit of exercise in, everyone at work looks at me like I’m a bit crazy when I’m jogging up the stairs while they all walk but I love it, it keeps the blood pumping :-D.

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167 Anastasia@ healthymamainfo.com March 25, 2012

Both the trail and your breakfast look beautiful!!!

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168 Maggie March 25, 2012

This is so crazy, I am just moving away from gorgeous Lakeshore to Milton! I think we are switching locations (I get the feeling your old house was near Milton?) Being near the lake is wonderful, and the having the GO line right there makes it so easy to go downtown, I think you’ll really enjoy it.
Any packing tips? This is my first big (whole apartment, not school related) move and I am not quite sure what to expect, you have lots of experience, you must have some great tips!

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169 Kathleen @ KatsHealthCorner March 25, 2012

Now I REALLY what a green monster. I am SO making one in the morning! :D

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170 Vanessa @ Loving the Sweet LIfe March 25, 2012

I run in Port Credit along the Lakeshore but will definitely join you in Oakville if you start a group there!!

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171 Bri Carpenter March 26, 2012

This entire post has made me miss living in Ontario SO much! I made the oats for brekky this morning, delish!

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172 Jaime March 26, 2012

I have a question about the soft serve banana in some of your other parfait overnight oat recipes. I tried it this morning….but I couldn’t get the banana to puree very well (in a food processor). I ended up adding some soy milk and was able to get it then. It was a bit of a disaster this morning, but it tasted delicious! Maybe I will wait till the weekend to attempt another parfait. I will stick to your one dish overnight oats recipes for during the week. I left the kitchen in disarray! Oops!

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173 Ollie H. March 26, 2012

Wow! the place is great for running Angela. The stairways are wonderful way to divert your energy to going up and down, releasing more calories. The place is lovely, thanks for sharing. Oh by the way, I think the green monster oat is deliciously healthy. gotta try this out.

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174 hillary March 26, 2012

love this blog angela! thanks so much for all the awesome recipes. i am inspired! just wanted to say that if you like those vega bars even a little bit, you will loooove the vega sport chocolate coconut protein bars! seriously amazing and my go-to before runs. you must try if you haven’t already.

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175 Angela (Oh She Glows) March 27, 2012

I cant wait to try them!!

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176 Jennifer March 27, 2012

I’d love to join you guys on a run as well! I’m in Burlington, but sometimes make the trek into Oakville to run with a friend. Let me know if you get something organized.

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177 Shara March 27, 2012

I have never tried a green monster (not really a smoothie person), but for some reason the idea of green overnight oats appealed to me so I tried it! I don’t have a blender, so I used a 2 cup mini chop and blended it in two batches. I really enjoyed it and just made my second batch – this time with frozen blueberries added to the mix. Looking forward to my green and purple breakfast tomorrow :) Congratulations on your new home and cookbook plans! Your blog is one of my faves and I look forward to your posts and recipes.

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178 Rache March 28, 2012

Love the decorating you have done & LOVE the green monster oats idea!! I always get so excited checking your page if i haven’t done so in a couple days – there is always something new and delicious to try out! :) Thanks Angela! And yes, I agree, stairs are so much fun :P

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179 Somer March 28, 2012

Angela! You are a genius! My green smoothie and my oatmeal always fight over which one I will pick for breakfast! I hadn’t thought of combining the two. Awesome idea! Your blog is inspirational! Thank you for sharing with the rest of us!

Here is the story behind my vegan journey: http://goodcleanfood.wordpress.com/2012/02/19/sick-of-being-sick/
Vegan now for just over 100 days! I am in love!

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180 Angela (Oh She Glows) March 28, 2012

Congrats on your journey :)

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181 Emilia @ Namaste Gurl March 28, 2012

Awww, Ang– I’m so honored to be mentioned in your post! Great minds most definitely think alike, hehe. Yay for green monster ONO, you can never get enough greens, no? :) Oddly enough banana and spinach go terribly well with oats– almost like PB&J!
You just reminded me I need to whip up a bowl of green monster overnight oats– it’s been far TOO long :).

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182 Marieke March 29, 2012

Wow, what a great idea to mix and match oats with a green monster! Iv’e tried it for fun this week and I’m hooked! Sometimes I think the oats aren’t ‘green’ enough and the green monster sometimes just doesn’t fit my appetite. This combo is the best of both worlds! green oats, what’s not to like!

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183 Audra April 1, 2012

Angela,
Thanks for posting this recipe! I am on a yeast cleanse right now, so no bananas for me. (BOO!) I can’t wait to try this in a few weeks. Right now I make my own green monster using spinach, kale, almond milk, ice, chia seeds, milled flax seed, peanut butter, bee pollen, hemp powder, and oat bran. It’s tolerable. I know that fruit will make it better!!

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184 Rachel April 1, 2012

Is it possible to replace the chia seeds with flaxseed? I don’t really know the properties of all the grains/seeds…

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185 Angela (Oh She Glows) April 2, 2012

The chia seeds absorb a lot more water than flax, so I’m not sure if flax seed would work well. I think it could be too runny.

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186 Heather April 2, 2012

So I tried your overnight oats last week – I did the Strawberry-Carob ones, since I’m a strwberry fiend… and they weren’t bad at all!

Then yesterday I decided I needed some more overnight oat action, and was scrolling through your recipes to find a new flavor to try. I came across your apple pie oatmeal – not overnight oats, I know… BUT THEY COULD BE!

So I’m proud to say I invented apple pie vegan overnight oats, and they were DeLISH!!! I actually preferred them to the strawberry carob one, but I’m thinking strawberry-apple pie could only be an improvement, right?!

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187 Angela (Oh She Glows) April 2, 2012

glad you enjoyed them Heather! I’ve had apple in my overnight oats before and it was fun.

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188 Karyn April 4, 2012

I love running by the lake in Oakville. Are you planning on doing the Oakville Half Marathon in September? I’m doing it. Starting to train now. Would be interested in a running group – I’m in Oakville too – and a very beginner runner!

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189 Susan April 5, 2012

I made this for breakfast the other day and loved it! I am not vegan, but am leaning towards a vegetarian life. Thanks for posting this delish breakfast. It kept me full all morning. (Oh, and I am 35 weeks pregnant, so it gave me lots of needed iron, protein and fiber.)

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190 Angela (Oh She Glows) April 5, 2012

glad to hear that Susan!

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191 Nicole April 8, 2012

I was wondering if you’ve ever used steel cut oats in over night oats? They’re pretty much all I use for hot oat meal but was curious if they’d work over night.

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192 Kelly April 9, 2012

I just made these and they are in my fridge for tomorrow’s breakfast as we speak. I’m hooked on green smoothies but have been wanting oats. This is the perfect combination. I can’t wait for breakfast tomorrow.

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193 Angela (Oh She Glows) April 10, 2012

hope you enjoy them!

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194 Emma April 13, 2012

Wow Angela, I have been following your blog for a while and keep meaning to try the Green Monster and the Vegan Overnight Oats. But a combo? I am not sure if I could handle that ;) I really must try them both soon, they look so tempting and healthy. I’ll work my way up to the combo dish…

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195 Angela (Oh She Glows) April 13, 2012

I know it’s weird right?

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196 Lindsay April 16, 2012

I just made and tried these overnight oats for the first time and they are delicious!!! I think I found my new favorite breakfast, thanks!

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197 Tori August 10, 2012

Absolutely amazing. When I saw it in the morning I though to myself, “ummmm yuck.” but it turns out it was amazingg

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198 Katy November 18, 2012

I just made these for tomorrow morning’s breakfast. My additions: Truvia to sweeten a bit (because I used Kale and a lot of it!) and a scant tsp of guar gum. It made my smoothie so thick as to require a spoon, which I love. Tonight I’ll be dreaming in green! :)

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199 Nikki December 9, 2012

I guess I’m a bit of a late-bloomer, as I just joined the overnight oats (I don’t know why we call it that when it’s the same thing as Muesli – but who cares what it’s called, it’s amazing) club, and since trying them for the first time about a week ago, I haven’t gone a day without them! In fact, sometimes I even turn it into, I can’t wait all night oats – I don’t even wait, just throw everything together and dig in (well, I let it sit for about 10-30 minutes if I can). If you use the quick oats instead of the old fashioned type, they get really soft really fast. I usually make mine with a mix of yogurt and almond milk. I don’t use chia as I don’t want all those calories in such a small amount of food… I’d rather increase the amount of oats and liquid to get a larger, more filling portion. I don’t find these to be very filling, probably because they lack all the water and volume that their cooked counterparts contain, but they are soooo good!
I love green smoothies, so I will be trying this. I am having so much fun throwing together different oaty concoctions!! I have so many ideas that I may well dedicate an entire day to eating just overnight oats all day!! Mmmm how amazing would that be?!

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200 Jill March 5, 2013

Do you cook the oats before you mix them with the smoothie? Or just mix the smoothie with dry oats, and then refrigerate (also: are rolled oats the same as quick oats?)?

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201 Nancy Harden April 7, 2013

I loved the concept of overnight oats. It’s great. You just have to get up and your breakfast is already ready. How amazing it is! Moreover, a vegan diet is a very healthy option. Thanks a lot for letting us know about this yummy breakfast.

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202 Valarie May 28, 2013

I have had overnight oats before and really liked them. I thought they would be good to introduce to my boyfriend. I started with this one today. Perhaps not the best one to start with because although it tastes fine (I added cacao nips, coconut and almonds), it really doesn’t look appealing. And there something off-putting about spooning something green and thick into my mouth. I think I’ll try a different one tomorrow…lol.

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203 Pam May 28, 2013

Angela- Is this a good alternative for someone who really likes to eat something more substantial than drink a smoothie for breakfast, but still wants the benefits of the green monsters?? I like them and want to incorporate them, but I love my mornings and eating something in the morning. Am I missing out on the benefits by not having it in smoothie form?? Thanks!- I love following your site!

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204 Angela (Oh She Glows) May 29, 2013

Hi Pam, I would suggest having one for a mid day snack as opposed to breakfast. enjoy!

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205 Melissa June 17, 2013

I have a question about the overnight oats – is it necessary to keep the banana? I’m curious because I sometimes want to use other fruits as toppings or mixed in, and don’t like to have too much sugar at once; even if it the natural kind.

THANKS!

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206 Angela (Oh She Glows) June 18, 2013

Hi Melissa, You can make it without, it just won’t be quite as thick and creamy. Good luck & enjoy!

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207 Diana Spoiala July 4, 2013

You are absolutely fabulous, Angela! Not only have you inspired me to stick with being vegan (despite family reunions full of meats and comments regarding my food choices), but you greatly contributed to enjoying, actually loving every single bit and bite of this choice. Your recipes are fantastic and your posts delightful. AND, what adds to it nicely is the inspiration to go back to running, in addition to my indoors workouts.
All in all, I feel like I’ve met an extraordinaire person who literally made my life better. So thank you :) !

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208 Angela (Oh She Glows) July 4, 2013

Diana, thank you so much for your lovely comment! I appreciate it so much & so glad to hear how much you enjoy the site! Thank YOU for making my day brighter. :)

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209 Madelyne July 9, 2013

Do you think that this would work with Steal Cut Oats?

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210 Gene Cox July 29, 2013

I have a green drink that I mix up every morning, and I like the ingredients, but it tastes purely like grass does (I think). I am ordering this to try it. Thanks for heads up, Angela

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211 Emily December 8, 2013

Hey Angela, do you have to put the oats in the fridge or can you leave them out over night? I get cold easily and having room temperature green oats would definitely help.

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212 Angela (Oh She Glows) December 8, 2013

I would think they would need to be chilled to avoid bacteria growth?

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213 Jacob December 10, 2013

I hate running. I do it for the health benefits, but I can’t say I really enjoy it. Maybe that’s because I live in the city and don’t have the beautiful scenery you posted here. And not sure about that green monster oats creation, just too green for breakfast…I’ll probably make it, just to try it.

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214 Bethy February 11, 2014

Yum! going to try this tomorrow!

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215 milagros February 18, 2014

Hi! this green monster oats look yummie. Have a few questions though…
1. why is it necessary to put it in the fridge for so long?
2. leaves tend to lose their nutritious value once they are put in a blender unless a masticator type is used. How about the banana which goes brown quickly?
Thank you so much, and congrats on your blog. First time here :)
Milagros

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216 Caprice Dorn March 5, 2014

I LOVE this overnight green monster recipe and your pics too… I am a beginner so I have fallen in love with your blog. Thank you!

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217 stacey March 26, 2014

I simply adore your blog, I’m a fourteen year old girl and I have a food technology controlled assessment where I have to come up with at least eight dairy free main meals or desserts and make them. But since I already read your blog, I thought I’d get my inspiration from here aha :)
I love the green monster and overnight so much so I’m buzzing to try this, reading your stories ar helping me to recover from my ed and eating healthily using your recipies has been the best way to do it. Thank-you and sorry for the long comment, keep it going :) x

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218 Emma May 26, 2014

Prepared these oats for tomorrow morning- my mum hates spinach and thinks i’m going crazy haha! so excited to try them :)

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219 joan p August 8, 2014

Hello,in regards to your Green Monster Vegan Overnight OatsI was thinking that it seems it would be more nutritious to add the juiced spinach or kale right before eating. Prolonged exposure to air, the vital enzymes and nutrients in the juice begin to deteriorate and are mostly gone within twenty minutes time.

And can I ask why the banana should be quite ripe? Is that for the sweetness?

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220 Eli June 3, 2015

Will this work with a frozen banana or will the taste or texture be off?

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221 Janet August 2, 2015

I know this was posted a long time ago, but I’ve been hearing that you need to drink the smoothie within 20 minutes to get the full benefit. Wouldn’t soaking the oats in it overnight defeat the purpose of getting all the green monster’s nutrients?

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222 Jared August 2, 2015

Has anyone tried making this in bulk and eating it throughout the week?

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223 Carrie August 3, 2015

I want to make this – I was wondering if I could sub Flaxseed for the Chia – if it’s a 1:1 if I do? Should I soak the flaxseed in water prior if I do? Still learning how to use Flax and Chia – at the moment I have a lot of flax – with limited cupboard space I try to use up what I have before buying something else.

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224 Natalia January 19, 2016

Hi, I used to eat overnight oat with apple only, after try this one I have to say that I really love your Green Monster recipe, it tastes so good! I added 1/4 of lemon juice for extra taste and changed the almond milk to soy-milk/skimmed milk, it’s hard to find almond milk in Jakarta, so I substitute it with soy-milk, soy-milk makes the overnight oat taste better than skimmed milk.

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