blueberry pie overnight oats

The problem with living in a summer vacation destination is that it becomes over run with people.  That’s why I love september…less tourists and less traffic, Cape Cod is ours to enjoy again!   We spent the weekend enjoying the crisp blue skies and visiting with friends and family.

Provincetown, Cape Cod

Provincetown, Cape Cod

I also managed to sneak in a little running.  I completed my “long run” for the week, 11 miles!  I’m feeling ready for the Cape Cod Zooma Half Marathon coming up on Sept. 28!  Originally, I set a goal for myself of averaging 9:30 minute miles.  On this past run, I surprisingly broke my goal and ran an average of 9:10 minute miles!  I have a new goal now of completing the half marathon with 9 minute miles…wish me luck!

I had a Zico Chocolate Coconut water waiting for me at the end of the run, which tasted so good!  I also had a bowl of coconut yogurt with a blueberry chiapod and cashews for a recovery snack.


This combo led me to the idea of making blueberry overnight oats…

blueberry overnight oats ~vegan, gluten free~

I used dates and vanilla to give the oats a sweet flavor without added sugar.  They tasted pretty good!  Just like my pumpkin pie overnight oats, I don’t mind having pie for breakfast :)

Blueberry Overnight Oats

1.5 cups almond milk

1/2 cup fresh blueberries

2 dates, pitted

1/2 teaspoon vanilla

1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

1/2 cup old fashioned oats

2 tablespoons chia seeds

-Add almond milk, blueberries, dates, vanilla and cinnamon to a blender and blend until blueberries are pureed.

-In a large bowl, stir together oats, chia seeds and almond milk mixture.

-Cover and place in the refrigerator overnight and enjoy in the morning!

blueberry overnight oats ~vegan, gluten free~

Hoping you all had a great weekend too!


pumpkin pie overnight oats

I know I’m probably jumping the gun a bit, but bring on the pumpkin!

Now that there is a little chill in the air at night, I’m getting excited about the fall!  I know we still have a few weeks of summer left to enjoy and I’m going to soak in the warmth while I can, but it’s not going to stop me from sharing one of my favorite overnight oats recipes!

I love all the flavors the fall brings like apples, pumpkin and spices!  The combination of ginger, cinnamon and nutmeg make these oats taste just like pumpkin pie!  And, who doesn’t want to start their day off with pie?

pumpkin pie overnight oats ~vegan, gluten free, dairy free~

Pumpkin Pie Overnight Oats

(makes 2 servings)

1/2 cup old fashioned oats

1 1/2 cups almond milk

1/4 cup pumpkin

2 tablespoons maple syrup

2 tablespoons chia seeds

1/8 teaspoon cinnamon

1/8 teaspoon ground ginger

1/8 teaspoon nutmeg

-Combine all ingredients in a bowl and whisk together.

-Cover and place in the refrigerator overnight.

-Top with pecans and enjoy!