Tuesday, July 1, 2014

'Murica Overnight Oatmeal Parfait

The irony of this post is that I'm actually one of the least patriotic people you will ever meet. It's not that I'm not happy to be in America; I just don't care to celebrate it with some of the most annoying songs ever and the most obnoxious outfits of all time. Like seriously, calm down, Toby Keith.

(I should clarify that I by no means take my liberties for granted or do not respect those who protect our country; I just think that our flaunting of patriotism is what gets us so much flack from the rest of the world! Why do you think nobody likes Gretchen Weiners?)

However, I do like berries, and if eating berries means celebrating 'Murica, I'll be a little patriotic today. Here's to living in a country that provides me easy access to my favorite foods with minimal effort! Thanks, Founding Fathers!

Happy birthday, 'Murica. Oh, and I should also mention that--as of this week--I am a resident of Manhattan. SO. MUCH. PACKING. I liked Brooklyn, but the commute to work was terrible.

'Murica Overnight Oatmeal Parfait
Adapted from this recipe.

by The Oatmeal Artist
Prep Time: 5 min
Cook Time: 0 min
Ingredients (serves 1)
    For the Oatmeal
    • 2/3 cup coconut milk (or 1/2 cup coconut milk + 1/4 cup plain coconut yogurt)
    • 1/2 cup rolled oats (I use Country Choice Organic)
    • 1 tbsp chia seeds
    • 2 tsp liquid sweetener of choice (optional)
    • pinch of salt
    For the Parfait
    • Blueberries
    • Strawberries or raspberries
    1. Combine all ingredients for the oatmeal in a mason jar.
    2. Cover with lid and shake, shake, shake until combined.
    3. Store in the refrigerator overnight (or for several hours).
    4. When ready to serve, put a spoonful at the bottom of a fancy glass or mason jar. Drop a few berries. Repeat, alternating layers of oatmeal and berries.
    5. Eat while listening to this and wearing your most obnoxious star-spangled overalls.
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    1. Yay Manhattan!! :) You mentioned you were in the lower East side, that's awesome I hope you like it! While I'm not from the city, I'm a dancer doing an intensive here and I'm in the upper West side! I secretly wish I'll run into you on the street or the subway so I can express my enthusiasm for you and your amazing blog haha :) Maybe I will before I leave!

    2. I was just wondering... can flax seeds be used instead of chia seeds, in overnight oatmeal? I have a bunch of flax seeds that I rarely use, and don't have any chia seeds. Thanks!

      1. Yes, but I recommend grinding the flax seeds first. Flax meal works best!

    3. Oh my God that Gretchen Weiners thing killed me :D I'm still laughing about it!!
      I also find it ironic that I'm not American but absolutely love celebrating the Fourth of July (I even have a US flag shirt!).
      And you're right, by the way. Much of the world either laughs at American over-patriotism, or is offended by the notion of "American exceptionalism". Personally, I just find the whole thing really interesting. For me, the Fourth of July has an excuse to eat colorful foods and be thankful for globalization, because I love so many American things! Peanut butter, sitcoms, the internet... the list goes on :)

      1. It blows my mind that peanut butter is an American thing. The rest of the world needs to wake up! :)

    4. 3 Researches SHOW How Coconut Oil Kills Belly Fat.

      This means that you actually kill fat by consuming coconut fats (in addition to coconut milk, coconut cream and coconut oil).

      These 3 researches from big medical journals are sure to turn the conventional nutrition world upside down!


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