OIAJ & Time to De-Stress

This morning, I had Oats In a Jar.

And they were good.


Post-stirrage goodness..nom nom nom πŸ™‚

Into the pot went:

  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • aΒ melted banana mixed in πŸ™‚

Into the jar went:

  • steaming oats
  • 2 tbsp. almond buttah from the jar
  • a handful of raisins
  • cinnamon (obv)

I can’t get enough of the banana-nut-butter oats combo. I’ve been having it every morning for the last week, and it has not once gotten old (way to have some variety, Katelyn!). It’s fine.

If you haven’t tried Katie’s melted banana trick, hon, you are missing out. Try it. Now. (not to be bossy or anything πŸ˜‰ )

Nom nom nom πŸ™‚ Currently getting banana oats cravings…

But, onto other things!

What time is it? It’s…


Time to De-Stress:

You know that feeling where there’s just so much to do, but somehow not enough time in the day to do it? Or that weighted-down feeling you carry around when you’re just stressed?

Hello, high school!

I’ve been feeling ultra stressed lately, so I’ve been looking for some ways to de-stress. Such as:

Tea πŸ™‚


Yoga (especially Power Vinyasa! still have to try hot yoga)



(yes, I know it’s not a yoga picture, but it came up in my Bing search and it made me laugh! πŸ˜‰ )

Hot chocolate πŸ™‚ The reason for the season, lovies!



Runnin’ runnin πŸ™‚ And spinning!



Eating peanut buttah noodles while catching up with friends..



…and more tea.



I am such a tea girl. I always have some tea in my favorite thermos! My favorites currently are Yogi teas and Tazo teas – especially their Refresh, Honeybush, and Vanilla Rooibos varieties.Β Keeps me nice and warm πŸ™‚


And baking! Especially these Oatcakes:

Expect a recipe soon! They were to die for – reminiscent of my childhood and perfectly moist. They were delicious by themselves (I scarfed them down, notabigdeal), but I discovered they were even more out-of-this-world with some good pb and apple butter. Mmm πŸ™‚

Question of the Day:Β What’s your favorite way to de-stress?

Time for me to sign off, y’all – readings on the U.S. economy are calling my name! Enjoy the rest of your evening, lovlies πŸ™‚



Filed under Recipes, Tips and Tricks, Uncategorized, Vegan

14 responses to “OIAJ & Time to De-Stress

  1. The oat cakes look delish!

    I love to de-stress by doing some yoga or going for a long walk. Honestly, sometimes zoning out in front of the TV works, too πŸ™‚

  2. I like to de-stress by putting on comfy things, burrowing down in a blanket, and reading a book or watching a mindless TV show.

  3. Yum, I’d like one of those oat cakes now, please, and thank you for introducing me to the wonder that is melted banana.
    I like to destress by going to the gym and focusing on the next mile/rep/song, etc. I also like to call my best friends, my boyfriend or my mom for a long chat with a cup of coffee in hand. Bliss!

  4. Ooh, those oatcakes look SO good right now!

    Just wondering, what kind of tea do you like to drink? I’m starting to discover herbal tea and I’m trying to find good flavors!

    • I know! I’m gonna have to go bake another batch πŸ˜‰ My favorite teas are:

      Tazo: Vanilla Rooibos, Refresh, and Honeybush
      Yogi: Ginseng Vitality, Chai Rooibos, Ginkgo Clarity, Echinacea Immune Support and Stomache Ease
      Numi: Rooibos

      Hope that helps! I also like almost any kind of herbal tea – this girl doesn’t do caffeine πŸ˜‰ Twinings Herbal Revive teas are also good, as is their decaffeinated green tea.

  5. HEY just found the blog- Love it!
    Sad to see your barely on anymore! Oh well sometimes like takes over!

  6. Hi Katelyn! I just happened to stumble on your blog and I am SO glad I did. You have some amazing recipes and I can tell you are really talented in the kitchen. Can’t wait to try some of them and read more!

    My favorite way to destress is to meditate or take a bath. And exercise definitely makes me feel TONS better, too.

    Have a great night!!

  7. tea and spin class help me destress too!

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