I’ve never been much of a morning person.
Actually, between 10th and 12th grade some other over-achieving girl must have taken over my body because I took a zero period (7am) class and still had a full class schedule. SO, as a result, I became that teenager who slept as late as I could on the weekends. I still
need prefer to get at least 8 hours of sleep at night, and I’m sure my parents and boyfriend will tell you that when I don’t get it, I tend to be a little cranky.
Work has been nice for the past year and a half, as both my old internship and my job now haven’t had me starting until 9am. 8 hour nights of sleep galore, I tell you.
As of today, I start at 8:30.
Am I being dramatic?
Maybe probably definitely. Most normal people go to work at 8, I know. But the thought of waking up at 7:30 instead of 8 just makes me cringe. Anything in the 7 o’ clock hour just sounds so…early.
My solution? A delicious breakfast.
You know those packets of oatmeal with the weird dehydrated freeze-dried fruit? They have flavors like peaches n’ cream, strawberries n’ cream…All amazing. But also all full of sugar, and the fake fruit irks me out.
This oatmeal gives that oatmeal a run for its money, it’s just as quick to make, and you control the sugar (especially if you use unsweetened almond milk, like I did).
Going back to school soon? Dreading early mornings like I am? Do yourself a favor and make a healthy, delicious breakfast to start your day. It really makes a difference!
Peaches n’ Cream Oatmeal
1/4 cup (heaping) old-fashioned or quick rolled oats
1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
1/4 tsp vanilla extract
~1/2 cup sliced peaches
Mix oats and desired amount of almond milk. I started with about 1/4 cup and kept going until I reached my preferred consistency. Stir in just a touch of vanilla and microwave for about a minute and a half to 2 minutes. Add sliced peaches, and enjoy.
Notes: I used frozen peaches, so I added them before cooking so they’d thaw out with the oatmeal. I imagine this would also be good with vanilla soymilk, but check the amt of sugar on the carton! Non-dairy milks tend to have a lot.
Enjoy your Labor Day weekends and be safe! I’m heading down to Santa Barbara (AKA my second home, along with Lyon) early next week for work, but I still hope to bring you a Meatless Monday post!