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Black Forest Gateau Oats

I am back from our camping adventure feeling more tired than before we left! We didn’t stay long because it rained on us, but it was nice to get away together and spend some quality time without distractions.

Bank  holiday weekend rain!

The long weekend has been full of beer, which has led to a lot of unhealthy food choices! One being a massive scone with jam, cream and butter at 11pm last night. A scone that was covered in mold, which I desperately scraped off. Apparently after a few too many beers I will eat anything! So this morning I was determined to have a tasty, but healthy breakfast. After overindulging in unhealthy food I always find it hard to go back to plainer, less sugary foods and I need to wean myself off of it. So I made some dessert inspired oats.

Black Forest Gateau Oats

Ingredients
1/2 cup oats
2 tbsp cocoa powder
1/2 cup water + more when cooking
dash of salt
2 tsp truvia/sweetener of choice
1/4 cup of frozen black forest fruits (cherries, blackberries, blueberries, red grapes)
1/4 cup greek yogurt (optional)
sprinkle chia seeds (optional)

Mix your dry ingredients in a saucepan until well combined. Then add the water and heat on the stove at a low temperature. When the oats have nearly cooked (this will depend on the type of oats you use, I used quick cook oats so this only took 2-3 minutes) add in your fruit – leave some spare to top your oats (heat these in microwave for 30 – 50 secs). Then assemble your oats!

I added some greek yogurt, then topped with the rest of the warm fruit, drizzled the fruit juices over, then topped with chia seeds. It tastes just like black forest gateau!

For the rest of the day I am going to list a majority of my belongings on eBay, make something magical with a butternut squash, and rest my legs because I am walking like I’ve pooped myself after the long bike ride we had yesterday.

Am I the only one who finds cats super relaxing on rainy days?

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Off on a camping adventure!

I am currently sat in a field, in our campervan, drinking ginger beer and waiting for the sun to come out! This weekend is an extra long one because of the bank holiday and because of our lovely Queen! Four days of freedom! So I am letting myself go for a couple of days.

I started the morning with a work out at home, which went like this:

Plank with arm raise – 10 reps each side
Lateral lunge – 10 reps each side
Plié squat – 10 reps
Dumbbell row – 10 reps each side
Reverse dumbbell fly – 10 reps
Dumbbell thruster – 10 reps

I then ran around the park a couple of times, clocking up a measly 2km! It got the heart pumping though.

We then hit the road with a yummy breakfast:

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Cinnamon and raisin overnight oats, with a peerrrrrfectly ripe pear!

Will be back on Monday with lots of photos and a recipe for banana muffins, and a salad frittata! I am the queen of camping food!

Single Serving Baked Oatmeal

I’ve wanted to start a blog for a long time. I’ve put it off because I was scared! Scared about communicating with other people, and I guess just scared of being judged. I’ve recently started a new full time job, so I no longer have as much time to blog, but I have the confidence and I am so motivated to do it now. I want to share meal plans, exercise plans and goals, I want to use my blog as a way of encouraging others and myself. And also getting to know other like minded people would be a bonus! So here we go!

Sundays in our house aren’t for lazing about. Well not for me anyway. I spend most of my Sundays in the kitchen in a sweat, baking, slicing and chopping to make the rest of the week as stress free as possible. I hate getting in a flap in the mornings, so I try and prepare my breakfasts for the week ahead. This is my go to stress busting breakfast that can be changed to suit anyone!

Single Serving Baked Oatmeal

1/2 cup oats
1 cup water
1 egg white
1/4 tsp baking powder
1 tsp applesauce
pinch of raw sugar

Set oven the often to 175c and mix all ingredients together (apart from the sugar) in a dish. Sprinkle with sugar and then bake for 30 mins. Easy peasy! Now the above is for a basic baked oatmeal, that will probably taste of nothing. If you want to up the yummers:

Forest Fruit & Almond1 tsp almond extract
handful of frozen forest fruits or cherries

Cinnamon & Raisin Cookie
half tsp of cinnamon
handful of raisins

Blueberry Muffinhalf tsp cinnamon
handful of blueberries

When they are cooled I remove them from the dish which I reuse, and then cut into quarters, put into ziploc bags and then I have a super easy breakfast ready for me! I usually take one out of the fridge before I go to bed, as I think they taste much nicer at warm temperature. They reheat really well too. Yummers!