Monday Motivation – Overnight Oats

Mornings in our house are busy, like most houses I assume.  Getting out of house on time, so everyone gets to school on time can feel like Mission Impossible.  I have implemented a few things to help the mornings stay on track.  My youngest has the most trouble getting it all done.  So now I have her get her lunch ready the night before (and I just make her a sandwich, roll or salad in the morning) I also make sure there are options for breakfast, having three girls – choices are a necessity LOL!  I also I have to think about what I am eating, and what I have to do.
Luckily our washing machine has an overnight timer, so often I have that loaded and it has done its thing ready to be hung out in the morning.  There is washing every day in this house, so getting it out of the way is winning.oats1

I have started making these Overnight Oats.  They are so easy, and you can change up the flavour depending on what you add to them.oats2

all you need to do is

  • 3/4 cup quick oats
  • 3/4 almond milk (or milk of your choice)
  • chia seeds
  • coconut
  • berries, banana or fruit of your choice

all you need do is combine the oats, i put a tablespoon of chia seeds, and the same(ish) of coconut – then top with the milk – give it a mix.  Cover and leave in the fridge overnight.  In the morning they are ready to eat.  I usually have a tablespoon of maple syrup, add strawberries and banana

ready to eat.  Super quick and super yum!  Give it a try and let me know what you think.

I am getting a few questions about what I eat and the recipes I use.  So i will do a blog post and explain what I am doing at the moment.  In my experience, you have to trial things to see what works for you as an individual.

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Monday Motivation – Slow Cooker Lamb Curry

Working from home has its perks.  I am lucky enough to work my schedule around my kids and get to be a part of what they get up too in life.

It has its challenges also … having an office at home, I feel pulled to work all the time.  I have to try and have self control and switch off, instead of working 24-7.  This can be very difficult.  It also works the other way, when I am supposed to be working – there are endless “home” chores that can be done like washing, cleaning etc …

I try to plan my day the night before … getting the house chores done before work hours start.  If this does not happen, they have to wait until I get a break or at lunchtime.  I also have to try and disconnect from social media at night … and even through the day when I am trying to work, as I get very distracted with it.planKnowing what we are having for dinner is a big part of weather my day goes well or not.  I know that sounds silly – but if it is left to the last minute, I just seem to go to pieces and it takes me twice as long to get it done.

I also use a diffuser when I am working.  I usually put an uplifting blend in – my favourite at the moment is Grapefruit and Peppermint.  This seems to keep me awake and focussed.

Having my snacks, and lunch prepared also saves me time.lambcurry

This lamb curry recipe I popped in the slow cooker last week … I used lamb pieces on the bone that the butcher had for curry making, but any type of lamb would work.

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Let me know what you think xxx

Here is to a productive week :-)

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