BUSY MORNINGS

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In our busy life, we’re always trying to find ways of having more time, healthier meals without compromising on taste. Since in the morning it’s always the rush in our house getting the kids ready for school and kindergarten, I like when my breakfast is ready and my coffee warm in the next  5 minutes or so  when I wake up because otherwise, I would skip it and have breakfast at my first pause, meaning around 9h, which is way to late.

I recently had the chance to discover the new Barista limited edition from Nespresso and I totally need to admit that this one is my favorite, by far. If you’re like me and usually prefer mild Nespresso, you will love both Barista Chiaro and Barista Scuro.

The reason why I love so much the Barista Chiaro, is because it creates a sweet and creamy cappuccino with a biscuit note, which is like, a dessert in itself. You now understand why I drink so much Nespresso… Try it and you’ll get addictive just like I am.

As for the Barista Scuro, when you poor it with warm milk, it reveals rich aromas of bitter chocolate. I also enjoyed trying the Barista Corto with milk to, which I really enjoyed because of it’s rich crema. If you prefer stronger Nespresso, then you should definitely try it black.

And because I really like the taste of Nespresso, I tried some recipes with that new Barista taste.

Preparing some overnight oatmeal jars helps me a lot to get ready in the morning so I can concentrate more on the kids and their breakfasts/lunches preparations.

I thought I would share with you my favorite energy bites and oatmeal jars with you, and would love to hear about your favorite recipes as well.

So if you’re looking for a little pick me up in the morning and looking for extra energy like me, try these perfect grab and go breakfasts.

Overnight protein Oatmeal jars

Ingredients

•½ cup raw old fashioned oats

•1 table spoon of each almond, coconut flakes and dry diced figues

•¼ cup unsweetened vanilla almond, cashew or soy milk

•2 tablespoons vanilla protein powder

•1 tablespoon chia seeds

•dash of maple syrup or honey to taste

INSTRUCTIONS

1.In a large mason jar, combine all ingredients, attach lid tightly and shake well.

2.Place in refrigerator overnight, or at least 8 hours.

3.In the morning, open and enjoy!

 

When our morning coffee and breakfast all rolled into one – plus: chocolate!

Mocha Overnight Oatmeal

 

INGREDIENTS

•1 cup rolled oats

•1 cup almond, cashew or soy milk

•½ cup of Nespresso BARISTA Corto

•1 Tablespoon cocoa powder

•2 Tablespoons honey or maple syrup

•2 Tablespoons mini chocolate chips

INSTRUCTIONS

1.Brew Nespresso BARISTA Corto and allow to cool.

2.In large mason jar, combine all ingredients, attach lid and shake  well.

3.Place in refrigerator overnight, or at least 8 hours.

4.In the morning, open and enjoy!

Nespresso Energy bites

Ingredients

•1 cup dry whole grain oatmeal

•1/2 cup ground flaxseed

•1.5 tblsp fresh ground Nespresso BARISTA Chiaro ( I opened it with a small knife )

•1/2 cup creamy almond butter *

•1/4 cup of honey

•1 tsp vanilla

•1/4 cup chocolate chips

•1/4 cup dried cranberries

INSTRUCTIONS

1.Stir your oatmeal, flaxseed, and Nespresso BARISTA Chiaro granules together

2.Add your almond butter, honey, and vanilla.

3.Add the chocolate chips and cranberries and stir well!

4.Let chill in the refrigerator for 20 minutes.

5.Once chilled, roll into balls making about 10-12 balls.

6.Store in an airtight container and keep in the fridge for max 1 week

7.Enjoy

I tried these recipes with the new BARISTA Nespresso  and let me tell you, it tastes heaven. I of course need when I wake up 2-3 of these Nespresso a day, beside my breakfast and no I don’t eat those overnight oatmeals or bites daily. I still like a variety in my week… do you? So I usually take just 1 or 2 Nespresso in the morning if I take a coffee based breakfast… otherwise I will have the shakes all day haha!

I’ve linked here the limited BARISTA Limited Edition capsules of Nespresso, that you definitely want to give a try:

https://www.nespresso.com/ca/en/limited-edition-barista-coffee-capsules

Hope you like those, and really looking forward for your favorite recipes!

Enjoy

Stephanie xx

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