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!



So far so good with my half-marathon training!  I am getting so excited for the Cape Cod Zooma Half Marathon!  This past week I completed my first “long-run” of 8 miles and it felt great!  I’ve been logging into charity miles for each run to raise money for the every mother counts foundation.

In case you feel the urge to help me raise money for this charity you can visit my fundraising page here :)


It is recommended to replenish your body with fluid and electrolytes after 60 minutes of endurance exercise.  Instead of buying chemically processed sports drinks, go all natural and make your own!  You will still get all the flavor without the yellow 5 and brominated vegetable oil, a chemical also found in flame retardants.  (Due to exposure through social media, I believe PepsiCo is in the process of taking brominated vegetable oil out of their products.)

Coconut water, sea salt and citrus will replace the sodium and potassium lost during exercise.  Unlike store bought sports drinks, this natural electrolyte combination also provides vitamins, minerals and enzymes.


I used a little organic honey to tone down the tart taste of the lemons and limes.  This drink is so refreshing and hydrating, a perfect way to keep you energized!


2 cups coconut water

1.5 cups water

2 limes, juiced

1 lemon, juiced

2 tablespoons honey

1/8 teaspoon sea salt

-Mix, chill and enjoy!