Give Me Coffee

I love coffee.

The first thing I do every morning (after giving Tank a few scratches on the back) is walk straight to my coffee pot and pour myself a nice, hot cup of coffee. I don’t need coffee to wake up (I am usually ready to go as soon as my feet hit the ground), but every morning I set aside a few extra minutes to sit down and enjoy my coffee, because I like it!

This may sound a little strange, but Matt and I each have our own favorite mug for drinking coffee. I don’t think that we are the only people that have a favorite mug-ooor maybe we are a little weird…But people who come to our house and have coffee…they know…Don’t use their mugs! We have a little diner in our town that has an eclectic collection of mugs. Matt thinks I am a little ridiculous when he finds me searching for a table with a good mug…but I swear a good mug makes coffee taste better.

Do you have a favorite mug for your coffee or tea? – I bet you can’t figure out which mug belongs to who…

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The real reason for this post is to share an overnight oat recipe that was inspired by my love of coffee: Mocha Overnight Oats
I wasn’t sure how I would feel about the coffee/oat combo, but I was pleasantly surprised when I dug into my bowl of oats this morning. The instant espresso powder that I used added a slight (but not overly powerful) coffee flavor to these chocolaty oats.

Mocha Oats

Mocha Overnight Oats
3/4 cup rolled oats
1 teaspoon instant espresso powder
1 TBS chia seeds
1 TBS cocoa powder
1 teaspoon honey (or more to taste)
3/4-1 cup almond milk (If I had chocolate almond milk, that would have made these even more fabulous!)
Splash of vanilla
Stir everything together in a bowl. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight. In the morning, add some more milk (if needed).
I topped these oats with toasted hazelnuts and dark chocolate chips. Mmmmm.

Today’s Workout
-Take Tank for a walk before it gets too warm (he is not a fan of the heat)
-30 minute run

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