Saturday, December 03, 2016

My Favorite Day

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Saturday is my favorite day. It is my guilt free day off from work, though this weekend, I have to work on a presentation for the coming Monday. On my Saturdays off, I usually wake up around 7:30 AM to squeeze as much out of the day as possible.  I drink my coffee while making my favorite weekend breakfast which is a bowl of oats with all the fixings.  I arrange it and take a picture of it, because if its not on social media, then it didn't really happen (heavy on the sarcasm here).   
Since I'm posting a picture of my food, I'm obligated to provide a "recipe" of sorts, so here it is:

Saturday Oats

1/4 cup of steel cut oats
1 banana
1/3 cup of blueberries
1 1/2 tbsp of unsweetened coconut flakes
1/4 tsp of cinnamon
1 dash of nutmeg
1 tsp of honey
1 tbsp of trail mix or nuts

Cook the oats according to the packaging.  Pour it into a bowl.  Put the bananas and blueberries in.  Sprinkle with the cinnamon and nutmeg.  Top with coconut and the trek mix.  Drizzle with honey.  Take a photo of it and post to Instagram.  Alternatively, you can throw everything together and mix it up because the world won't end if it doesn't look Just Right.  And then you eat it.

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That bowl of oatmeal took about 10 minutes to assemble and photograph, but less than two minutes to eat.  I'm off to make my second cup of coffee and get into working on my presentation.

By the way, thank you for the lovely responses on my last post.  They were a real treat to read!


  1. Oh man those oats look amazing. I always get the (probably really unhealthy) pre-mixed stuff but I should probably put things together myself like you do!

  2. Hmmm yummy looks super delicious! Such a fan of oats

    Love x
    T I N N A

  3. Yum yum! I love the sound of all those toppings, especially coconut. Mmmm. Except I really dislike oats/porridge. Which is literally the only thing that I don't eat hahaha! I probably would eat this on a bed of fruit smoothie or something (cough pretentious açai bowl cough).

    My breakfasts are always super asian i.e. rice porridge, noodle soup, rice noodle... bahahah.

    Cherie | sinonym

  4. Nothing beats a good bowl of oats for breakfast! Oatmeal breakfasts have become a big part of my life. Especially when combined with lots of seeds, berries and nuts! And not forget, oatmeal breakfasts are extremely instagrammable! <3 Loved reading this post hun, keep up the good work! <3

    xx Ilse