Most nights, I go to sleep at midnight, after poring over food blogs and recipes. (Shout out to Namaste Gurl, whose blog I have read in its entirety, and whose food looks absolutely phenomenal day in and day out!)
Some nights, though… Some nights, I’m a “normal” college student.
Most mornings, I wake up with a huge smile on my face ready to greet the day.
(Okay, maybe not, but close enough).
Some mornings, though… Some mornings, I awaken to a deep pounding in my skull like there’s some animal trying to get out.
So I just lay in bed. And all the exercise I do is a few curls with my roommate’s weights. Organization & productivity be damned.
Regardless, my morning is usually accompanied by coffee. And oatmeal.
So being the picture of efficiency that I am, I decided to combine both.
½ cup oats
½-1 packet instant coffee (maybe a tablespoon? Depends how strong you like it)
sweetener to taste (I used a packet of stevia!)
¼ tsp cinnamon, or to taste (seeing a theme? ;) )
Make oats as you would normally (for me, this means a microwave…) and add in your mix-ins! This would also be good with chocolate chips melted in… Mmm…
I have also added my favorite vanilla protein powder, for a “vanilla latte” type bowl.
While I would prefer pumpkin oats, I currently do not have access to pumpkin (well, I’m too cheap to buy it when I can get all of these ingredients with meal points on campus…). Plus, it just saves me from having to brew coffee ;)
What’s your favorite oatmeal flavor??! Alternatively, what do you like to do with your lazy days?