Yay! It’s the weekend!! That means breakfast AND dessert. Who doesn’t love that? We started our day on an adventure. We got up, enjoyed our breakfast, and off we went. We drove to Buckland Farm & Market in New Baltimore, VA. On our way we spotted Eden’s Natural Market, so we stopped and grabbed a few things from our list. We also grabbed a bottle of vanilla creme stevia for our (decaf) coffee. Win! The Buckland Market was so cute and quaint. They had loads of fresh produce, plus a whole room of pantry items. We’d definitely go back. Sooooo cute.
When leaving, we realized we were only about 9 miles from Warrenton, VA, and they have a Farmer’s Market every Saturday morning. We drove there, met the sweetest dog named Jack, and bought a few chemical free veggies from the sweetest little man. We also found a cute coffee shop where we ordered an iced decaf americano with a splash of soy milk. Then we added a few drops of our new stevia. Yum! We then headed into the city to get the rest of the weeks groceries at Whole Foods, and then we were on our way home to enjoy the day.
Raw Neapolitan Overnight Oats
These are the BOMB! I was a little skeptical because I’m a HUGE texture person and sometimes overnight oats make me want to hurl. These, however, did not. You use gluten free steel cut oats and grind them into a powder (not a flour) and then soak half overnight with cacao and non-dairy milk (we used unsweetened coconut) and the other half with vanilla extract and non-dairy milk. The next day you make two types of nice cream (bananas blended with a splash of non-dairy milk to make them smooth like soft serve) and layer them in a mason jar or glass. DELICIOUS! Who doesn’t love ice cream for breakfast?? So good. We’ll definitely be making these again.
The rest of today was an eat-on-repeat of Day 10. After dinner, we headed out to our favorite coffee shop to play games and enjoy our dessert! Full disclosure: this recipe makes 4 servings. We’ve always halved the recipes before, but we were feeling extra saucy, and so I made the entire recipe, and WE ATE THEM ALL. And you know what? WE HAVE NO GUILT. That is the beauty of this plan. Did we need to eat 2 servings each? No. But we easily could without derailing the plan. Also, these were meant to be day 14’s dessert, but since we’d already had nice cream for breakfast, we wanted to save the dessert nice cream, and swap the two.
Happiness in a Cookie Bite
She’s not kidding with the name on these. These are like a lot of the energy ball recipes you see floating around the internet, but boy, oh, boy were they delicious! They’re super simple to make, albeit a bit messy, but totally worth it. I used half mini chocolate chips and half dried cherries. Mmmmmmm. These were great. I’ll definitely be making these again in the future to keep in the fridge for when a sweet attack strikes. We each got 5 bites, and enjoyed EVERY SINGLE ONE.
Thoughts on today: We ate our oats at about 8:00 and didn’t have lunch until 1:15 or so, and we didn’t get hungry. They were sampling watermelon at Whole Foods, so it was fun to enjoy a sample (or two)! We didn’t have the snack allotted for today, and that was another reason we didn’t feel guilty about eating 2 servings of cookie bites. 🙂 What a great day!