What a silly question.
Inspired by the 1-minute Sea Salt Chocolate Cherry Cake (because apparently I don’t eat enough chocolate), I started making this in the morning to use up the rest of the season’s cherries. I love the contrast between cherries & dark chocolate, especially first thing in the morning. And of course, I’m all about turning breakfast into dessert at any & every opportunity. Quick, go buy some cherries before they’re all gone!
Alternatively, if the cherries are indeed all gone, I’ve discovered that strawberries work well, too. I’m sure any other berry would work just as well. But in all seriousness…you have to make this.
Onto running for those who are keeping up: tomorrow (Wednesday) is Day 2 of Week 2 for me in the Learn to Run 10k program. I went reeeaally far on Monday, totally surprising myself. We live on a massive hill that constantly switches between uphill & downhill, so I really get challenged on my runs. WELL, I ran all the way down the full length of our road, a long ways away, forgetting momentarily that I was running downhill for most of the trek. When I turned around…yeah. BRUTAL RUN BACK HOME. But I did it! My knees kinda hate me right meow, but I’m proud of myself. Tomorrow’s run will definitely be on a flat-ish surface.
As a side note, anybody else have super sensitive ears? I get horrible earaches when the wind gets in them, which happened last week. Not wanting to give up on running just because of my ears, I bought this awesome headband from Moving Comfort (similar to this one).
Isn’t it cute?? It holds my bangs out of my face AND completely conceals my ears so that I have no pain. I’ve used it twice now & I’m very happy with it. Definitely worth the purchase.
Oh, and remember I told you I’ve been using an interval timer app for my runs? This is what it looks like:
See the little music note in the bottom right-hand corner? Yep, you can listen to your own music while you run!
It’s very easy to use & customize. I love it! You can set up your warm-ups, cool-downs, high intervals, low intervals, & even specify different warning bells. Did I mention it’s free? (Hence the Knorr ad.)
Now let’s get you fed, shall we?
Enjoy, foodies! From my kitchen to yours <3
|Sea Salt Chocolate Cherry Oatmeal|
- 1/2 cup rolled oats
- 1 cup almond mylk
- 1 cup water
- 5 cherries, pitted & diced
- 1 tbsp cocoa powder
- 2 tsp powdered stevia
- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 1/4-1/2 tsp sea salt
- In a small pot over high heat, combine rolled oats, almond mylk, & water. Bring to a boil, stirring for 2-3 minutes. Reduce heat to low, cover, & let simmer for 10-15 minutes, until oatmeal has thickened up.
- Add the diced cherries to the pot in the final 5 mins of cooking.
- Stir in all remaining ingredients, making sure to mix well.
- Scoop prepared oatmeal into a bowl & serve warm.
peace, love, food <3