26 Jul 2016


Mom and I are almost done with our month-long road trip across the states. It has been EVERYTHING I needed and wanted to be... and so much more. I have the adventure bug now and I know that when I get home, I will certainly enjoy my bed, but I am so ready to just go on more trips. I don't wanna sit still.  I want to experience life to the fullest while I can and be stuffed full of special moments by the time I fee like settling down (if that time ever comes).

The past 3+ weeks have gone by so fast and yet at the same time it seems like I haven't been home in months. I've seen, felt and done so much in this relatively short time that I am seriously a new person. I love being away from my regular routine; waking up in a different place every morning, meeting new people every day, finding alternative ways to work on my fitness, observing the similarities and differences between regions and getting creative with my food. I'll be honest: I've been eating a lot of Larabars and bananas. But I do have my moments where I make an effort, and this bowl of oats is an example. Although now that I am thinking about, who am I kidding. Ya just throw a bunch of stuff into a bowl and pour vegan milk on it. But whatever, I'm calling it a recipe and posting it. I hope you don't think it looks gross. I promise it's super yummy.



1/3 cup rolled oats
1 tablespoon chia seeds
2 tablespoons pumpkin seeds
2 tablespoons dried cranberries or raisins
3/4 cup cashew milk or other non-dairy milk
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon powder
2-3 tablespoons coconut sugar or other sweetener

Throw all the dry ingredients in a bowl then pour in the milk, stirring it all up with a spoon. Let it sit for a minute then enjoy! Add more milk or oats if you like. Note: use as much of each ingredient as you like, it's different for me every time and still always good.

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Margaret @ Veggie Primer said...

I'm a big fan of this kind of "instant oatmeal"! I don't travel often, but when I do I pre-mix different combinations and place individual servings in sandwich bags for each morning I'll be away and pack them right in my suitcase. I'll add a carton of plant milk as well if I'm not traveling by plane. This way, whether I'm staying in a hotel or with friends, I know I'll have a healthy breakfast I will enjoy! :)

Anonymous said...

There's hardly anything with oats and that is vegan that is gross to me! I love oatmeal and I love this simple recipe. Plus, your oat recipes are always bomb! :) What a fun trip you took with your mom—that's so awesome!

Unknown said...

Hey Emily,I have been literally eating the same thing when I camp over night at work!
There is something special about eating a simple, quick, whole meal when your not in your own surroundings. Makes a bowl of oatmeal with all the fixins so special. Glad your enjoying your trip! oats rock! :)

Susanne said...

It does not look gross! Oats are always a winner! Seems like you are going through quite an important time in your life. Adventures are waiting for you to bring nothing but new thoughts, ideas and wonderful experiences!

Heidi S said...

Such a pretty bowl/plate to take along to camp! Hope they last :)
Thanks for a great and simple recipe!