Look who arrived around a freckle past a hair…
Ashley and I became good friends over the past year and we finally got to meet. She drove all the way from Ohio to come for a visit!
Last night, I waited like a worried mother by the phone. Well, with a beer… :biggrin:
Around 10:30pm, I got a call saying she crossed the border and would be here shortly. When she arrived, we exchange foodie gifts and chatted until 2am (Eric too!!).
She brought me some items from a store that I have been wanting to try for ever now…
Trader Joes items! :biggrin:
And her homemade nut butters. So excited to try all this stuff!
My eyes shot open around 7:15am…I was still tired from going to bed at 2am, but I was too excited to fall back asleep. Of course, it figures that the one morning I can sleep in- I can’t.
I got up and made a pot of Sencha green tea and did Polly’s Yoga for Runners video.
Green tea and yoga has got to be the best way to wake up.
Then I dug into my TJ’s stash for a dried fruit bar…
Shortly thereafter, I made breakfast for us.
Last night, I threw together Vegan Overnight Oats for TWO:
Vegan Overnight Oats for TWO:
- 1 cup regular oats
- 2 cups almond milk
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
- 3/4 scoop Amazing Grass Chocolate Amazing Meal Protein Powder
- 2 tbsp chia seeds
This morning, I made Cherry Bomb Banana Soft Serve…for TWO…
2 frozen bananas + 1/2 cup frozen pitted cherries.
I layered fresh blueberries and chopped up cherries with the cherry bomb soft serve and vegan overnight oats.
Then, I topped it with cacao nibs and a cherry on top!
It was pretty much ridiculous.
Check out Ashley’s…
I went a little crazy when I made hers! :lol: They were over-flowing like volcanoes!
I think Eric was a bit scared of us crazy ladies…
[PS- You are looking at a 5 pound skinnier husband…he lost 5 pounds when he cut out pop from his diet. My sister in law also lost 3 pounds almost immediately when she cut out diet pop. Crazy, eh!? I can’t believe Eric hasn’t had a pop since March. Congrats to all of you who have emailed me and told me about making similar changes! You guys are rock stars.]
Well, we are off for a scenic hike…thankfully the sun finally came out after two weeks of blah weather. Have a great day!
I’m so glad that Ashley got to you ok. Loving the amount of food that she brought with her, you are so lucky. Congrats to Eric for his weight loss, I can’t believe that cutting out pop is so good for you. It just proves how bad it is!
Go figure. I was just coming this way to look up your vegan overnight oats, and look at what you had posted. Must’ve been fate :D. Have a great time with Ashley! Glad your weather’s finally turned around!
What a lovely surprise! You both are some of my favorite bloggers so it’s crazy to think what fun is going on there. I think I’ve finally made the decision to make VOO after all of your lovely pictures. Could I sub flax seed for the chia?
Have a lovely day!
Yes you can sub ground flax meal for chia seeds :)
thanks! i’m so excited i can finally make them. with ground flax, should i use 1 or 2 tbs for the 1 tbs chia?
Ok this is totally crazy, but were you two at Kind Food in Burlington today around 3?? I thought I saw you when I stopped there for a juice, but I wasn’t sure because you were wearing sunglasses. And I didn’t want to be a freak and bombard a random stranger haha!
OMG YES!!! lol We both remember seeing you! That is too funny ;)
Hahaha that is too weird!!! I’m SO sorry for staring at you guys like a weirdo and not coming over to say hi!
How did you like it there? I haven’t had a chance to try their food yet, but their menu looks great!
haha that is funny…although I didn’t notice you staring weirdly! I’m gonig to post about the food shortly.
haha that is funny…although I didn’t notice you staring weirdly! I’m going to post about the food shortly.
Ahhh aren’t bloggy meetups just the best? I got to meet my bloggy pal (Kristen of Kristen’s Raw) in April after 3 something years of online friendship. Don’t you just love the blogging community for that?
ooooh yay for blogger meet ups! LOVE LOVE LOVE that breakfast too! Have fun!!!
Aww looks like you ladies are having a great time! I am pretty much incapable of sleeping in too. I wake up then get excited that I don’t actually have to get out of bed, but by then, I’m too excited and awake to fall BACK to sleep. Madness!
Tell Eric congratulations and he is looking really healthy and fit, oh and muscular, because that’s really what every man would rather hear. :)
Aw.. I hope you have a blast together. It sounds like you are already having fun!
Quick question… I have been looking at cameras. Do you have a recommendation? Thanks!
Mine is a Canon 30D…well it’s technically ERIC’S that he bought 3 yrs ago or more. It was expensive. I have heard that Canon Rebel’s are good and much cheaper.
Man, before you even mentioned Eric I noticed how slender he looks!!
Jealous you get to play with Ash!
Looks like an amazing breakfast!! Love all your overnight oats.
I’ve been inspired to make my first banana VOO tonight. It’s sitting in my refrigerator now. :)
Congrats to Eric! I used to be a huge pop drinker, it’s a hard thing to give up.
Have fun hiking!
Completely random but I just saw this article and thought of you!
Everything looks soooo fabulous, especially the VOO! Enjoy the visit and post lots of pictures!!
I looooove Trader Joe’s! Those pita crackers are insanely addicting!
Thats funny, because I was just looking at that picture thinking “Eric looks like he’s lost weight”. Its amazing the difference not drinking pop can make. A family friend stopped drinking pretty much everything but water, and he lost 20 pounds. Not instantly of course, but 20 pounds.
Trader Joe’s is pretty much the best place ever. I am so jealous that we dont have it here, its totally worth waiting in the border lineup!
my hubby lost 10 pounds simply from giving up regular Coke. only a guy could do that….but still it’s pretty awesome.
You two are so beautiful! What a wonderful time you guys are gonna have :D
…and GO ERIC!
Awww of course you and Ashley would be great friends, she and you are both the sweetest bloggers ever with THE most creative and delicious food creations!!!
I’m totally jealous of the TJ’s stash AND her for getting to experience your amazing vegan overnight oats….ohhh drool!!!! Have so much fun!
i quit diet soda a week ago and the bloat has already gone , my skin is clearer and since i hv edema my joints dont hurt as much
my mom has been on my back to quit for years i ignored her till iread an article on caffeine and aspartame in diet soda and how it increases ur appetite and a can has almost 1 and half caffeine in a mug of coffee
not to mention the damage to your teeth and bones
ill update you on the weight loss too :-)
I have been wondering…what is the advantage to the vegan overnight oats compared to regular cooked oatmeal made with almond milk?
Much faster and cold for the summer!
I see you have yourself a new blender. I’m in the middle of deciding which one to get myself and I know you were considering some of the ones I’m thinking about, too. Any chance of a quick round-up of the ones on your shortlist, and why you rejected them and chose the Kitchen Aid?
Its actually a food processor that I have had for a year or so!
My kitchen aid BLENDER on the other hand broke several times and I would not recommend it.
Oh I see! I thought it was a kitchen aid blender which caused you so much hassle! Thanks for the reply :)
I wish I drank pop so that I could cut it out and lose some pounds! lol. I don’t drink it at all (well, maybe one a month). Cups of tea are my downfall. God knows how much milk I must consume every day!
Angela, I can’t wait to make an exploding volcano. I love cherry season and it seems to end too quickly. I need to buy a bunch and start pitting for the freezer. I am so in love with your tea pot. Can you tell me where you found it? I am also curious to know what kind of sencha tea you drink. I don’t care for the tea that stains your cup, because I think it is also staining my teeth. thanks