Sweet weekend mornings

12 Dec

Good Morning!

This week has been a one that has dragged on for me and been a bit on the stressful side. I am SO ready for Christmas break, but I’ll have to get through one more week of school first. Thank God it’s the weekend though!

It has been a great morning over here so far, seeing as I started it off with what is becoming my new Saturday morning tradition…


Guess what that means?

Yep, Oaties oats in the almond butter jar!


This batch was extra healthful because I added a new ingredient..

MACA powder!


I’ve been seeing this stuff around the blog world lately and after reading Fitnessista rave about it, I finally succumbed and bought some. Maca root has been used in Andean societies as a source of nourishment and healing for thousands of years.

Here are just some of the great nutritional benefits of this stuff:

  • enhances your ability to deal with stress
  • boosts energy
  • rich in calcium, magnesium, iron, zinc, B vitamins, etc, etc, ect!
  • promotes hormonal balance
  • natural endurance builder, due to its sterol and saponin content

Along with my oats, I had one of my current favorite teas…


Mmm, chocolate mint. It’s like a Girl Scout thin mint in a cup. Aka Heaven.


Horrible. 😉

All that went into this mix:

  • 1/3 cup oats
  • 1 1/3 cups water
  • 1/2 mashed banana
  • cinnamon
  • vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp maca powder

Combine with approximately 1 cup of almond butter (yup). DIG. IN. 😀

Today I need to get going on some Christmas shopping! I seriously cannot believe how close Christmas is. Where has the time gone?!?

And speaking of presents, I have kind of been looking around for a new camera. No, unfortunately not a SLR (just in my dreams!) but my current Sony Cybershot has just been mediocre for me. I was thinking about a Canon?

What camera do you have? Would you recommend it?

Hope you all have a lovely Saturday!




17 Responses to “Sweet weekend mornings”

  1. kbwood December 12, 2009 at 5:10 pm #

    wow so cool about maca powder.. i had no idea!! LOVE OIAJ!! MY FAV BFAST EVAAAAAA!

    i have the Cannon Powershot..and i love it!

  2. Emily (http://funnyemily.wordpress.com) December 12, 2009 at 5:14 pm #

    mmm oats in a jar. bliss.
    eh i have a nikon coolpix. its dumb, don’t get it. however i have no idea what you should get. sorry dear.
    hope you have a wonderful weekend. and i agree i cannot wait for this next week to overrr!

  3. VeggieGirl December 12, 2009 at 5:19 pm #

    Love the mug 🙂

    I have a Kodak EasyShare 950 – new version.

  4. Jenny December 12, 2009 at 5:35 pm #

    I use a sony cybershot — it’s small and pink and so cute 🙂

  5. mary ann December 12, 2009 at 6:25 pm #

    So, I’m not one to do the whole tea and oats thing… but that choco mint sounds like a winner were one to cook oats in, no?

    • Sweet Cheeks December 12, 2009 at 8:48 pm #

      I have SO done that before and YES, it was rockin’. 🙂 You’ve gotta try it!

  6. Jenna December 12, 2009 at 8:15 pm #

    oats in a jar look great!

  7. Leanne December 13, 2009 at 1:40 am #

    Thanks for the comment ladyyy. That’s my favorite AB!

  8. Jess December 13, 2009 at 4:40 am #

    I had oats in a jar this morning. Twas amazing ❤
    ❤ jess

  9. Devan G December 13, 2009 at 5:45 am #

    i saw that tea in the grocery store the other day and totes thought of you! Low and behold, i ran out of my other tea today, so I think its a sign i just read this, and now I need to go buy that tea.
    Yum .. a girl scout cookie in a cup? you had me sold.

  10. april December 13, 2009 at 8:38 pm #

    I have the same saturday morning tradition! I love it!

    And girl scout cookie tea?? I want!!

  11. Simply Life December 13, 2009 at 11:35 pm #

    I love that idea of eating the oats out of the jar!

  12. Allie (Live Laugh Eat) December 14, 2009 at 12:45 am #

    I wanna try maca!!

    Good thing I don’t like mint+choc together because I have 2304839048 boxes of tea and I can’t possibly stuff one more in my kitchen cabinets!

  13. janetha December 15, 2009 at 11:23 pm #

    why the crap has your blog not been updating in my reader?! AHHHH i just realized this!

  14. burpexcuzme December 16, 2009 at 12:55 am #

    Oh yeah, I used to have Sony Cybershot, too…it sucks!
    For P-and-S, Canon Powershot is the best, and the SX line is closest to SLR as you can get!

  15. Tara December 19, 2009 at 1:24 pm #

    I have that brand of tea! Only I have Jasmine Green Tea, the kind you have looks delicious!
    Love your mug! Congrats Are you done with school now!?!?! Have a veryy Merry Christmass grilly! ❤


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