Will Rise For Food

Happy Friday!

I am quite tired this morn’! Last night I had a hard time falling asleep and Ryan didn’t end up getting home until just about midnight….so, just guessing, I would say I didn’t fall asleep until 12:30. Meh.

I told my parents last night I would meet them for spinning at 8:30 so that meant getting up at 7 to eat first. I’m tired, but at least I ate something tasty for breakfast!


Yummy overnight oats! This is a combo of:

  • 1/3 cup oats
  • 1 tbsp Ruth’s Chia Breakfast cereal
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1/2 cup 2% Fage
  • 1 scoop raw almond butter
  • drizzle pure maple syrup
  • cinnamon
  • a few dried strawberries from the UK!


I am obsessed with these little guys! They taste just like those chewy fruit snacks I adored when I was little!

As for the oatmeal, I think we all know how to make it by now but for any newbies out there all you do is combine the oats, chia and water in a bowl and let sit in the fridge overnight. In the morning, stir in the almond butter and yogurt and top with any fruit toppings!

All together with yet another grapefruit + yerba mate tea in my happy mug

If you are wondering why I have been eating so many grapefruits its because Ryan accidentally bought a huge bag of them instead of oranges! He wanted oranges to juice in the juicer and even though the bag clearly says “FLORIDA GRAPEFRUIT”, he thought they were oranges. Boys. Good thing I like ’em! Especially when soaked overnight in a drizzle agave or honey 🙂

Like I said, I’m meeting both my parents at the gym for “Ultimate Spin” (spinning + strength and abs) at 8:30. Afterwards my plan is to take an incredibly long steam and shower at the gym.

I’m meeting Sarah for lunch at the health food store at 11:20! See you in a bit!

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  • Courtney (The Hungry Yogini
    May 22, 2009 at 5:44 am

    Have fun at SPIN!!!! You are so brave. Cardio is not my strong suit =)

    What a great breakfast too! It’s so funny to me how I used to think having anything but hot oats for breakfast was a crime since they are so gooooood, but now I crave things much like your breakfast. I can’t get enough cold cereal and smoothies. YUM!!!!

    Have a great day!

  • Gina
    May 22, 2009 at 6:01 am

    The thought of breakfast always gets me out of bed! It’s great. Those oats look amazing.

  • elizabeth
    May 22, 2009 at 6:02 am

    “Boys. Good thing I like ‘em! Especially when soaked overnight in a drizzle agave or honey…”

    Haha, when I read that, I thought you meant it’s a good thing you like boys, especially soaked overnight. I thought, wow, doesn’t that make the boys soggy? 😀

    Hee hee hee I’m a dork.

  • Christina MINDFUL LIVING
    May 22, 2009 at 6:08 am

    I need to try out that breakfast combo!!! sounds like an AWESOME spinning class today! let us know how it goes!!

  • Kristin @ Iowa Girl Eats
    May 22, 2009 at 6:12 am

    That’s so great that your parents go to spinning with you, and ugh that steam sounds ammmmaaazing!! Have a wonderful Friday!!

  • Christie @ Beadluvah
    May 22, 2009 at 6:16 am

    Yum! Those little strawberries look delish!

    Have a great time spinning!

  • megan
    May 22, 2009 at 6:22 am

    your breakfast looks great. thanks for the reminder on how to make overnight oats – i’ve actually never had them before! Maybe i’ll have to give it a shot 🙂

  • Jocelyn
    May 22, 2009 at 6:23 am

    mmm those strawberries look yum!!

  • Melanie
    May 22, 2009 at 6:26 am

    The picture of Mikey officially put the post on cutness overload;).

  • Emily (The Experimentarian)
    May 22, 2009 at 6:29 am

    You’ve probably answered this question before, but I noticed in your last post that you had a fruit Chobani. Have you ever tried the 2% Fage with fruit mix in–they’re amazing! I was wondering which you prefer, or how you would compare them. Thanks 🙂

  • Melanie
    May 22, 2009 at 6:29 am

    Poop…my earlier comment was meant for the last post:(. But still, enjoy your Friday!!

  • Brittany
    May 22, 2009 at 6:30 am

    I will totally rise for food as well. As soon as my feet hit the floor I start thinking of what to eat for b-fast. Gets my metabolism going!

    I still want to try chia seeds, they’re just so darn expensive. Do you think they’re worth the lofty price tag??

    So cool that both your parents participate in spin as well. Have fun!!

  • Abby
    May 22, 2009 at 6:31 am

    I’m newer to the blog, so that’s the first time I’ve seen the recipe for overnight oats and feel like a dork asking, but what’s chia?

    To completely change subjects, another bonus of the manicure yesterday is that now you look like a hand model in your blog photos modeling your strawberries.

  • erin
    May 22, 2009 at 6:34 am

    Gah, I’m so jealous of you American’s ability to get awesome international food delivered! The highlight of my upcoming trip to the UK will be going to Wholefoods and trying some of the stuff you’ve mentioned on the blog… from what I understand, a lot of the stock is similar to the US stores!

    You can’t have food products of any kind sent to Australia, so I have to be content just eating with my eyes… 🙁

  • Renee
    May 22, 2009 at 6:35 am

    Keep blogging/Tweeting about the wine job! One of the applicants has an article in the NYTimes …

  • Mara @ What's For Dinner?
    May 22, 2009 at 6:42 am

    I love that the little package says “Added sugar? YUK!” on it! So cute!

    I’m having a very cool giveaway on my blog today, you should check it out! I think you’d LOVE it!

  • brandi
    May 22, 2009 at 6:56 am

    have fun at spinning!

    that butterscotch bar you got looks awesome! I’ve never seen that green & black one.

  • brittany meenach
    May 22, 2009 at 7:02 am

    Yum overnite oats, I just ordered some really awsome cearel, [me]&GOJI THEY HAVE THE OPTION OF RAW MUSILI AND CHIA SEED! YOU NAME THEY SEND IT. I love ruth’s chia mixes, and yes it is worth it. I wish my mom would go spinning or workout with me. Enjoy Jenna, have a great day.

  • Annie D.
    May 22, 2009 at 7:04 am


  • Sarah
    May 22, 2009 at 7:04 am

    I love grapefruits too! I think it is so awesome that your parents are working out with you, I wish I could get mine to do more but they are committed to walking now, so that is a start 🙂 Have a great Friday!

  • K
    May 22, 2009 at 7:09 am

    Your oats look extra creamy today – yum! By the way, I just saw your new mani, VERY cute!!

  • Recipes for Creativity
    May 22, 2009 at 7:14 am

    Ah, boys. Sometimes they just can’t read. Especially when it comes to food! Good thing you like grapefruits! I hope your spin instructor showed up this time!

  • MaryBe
    May 22, 2009 at 7:14 am

    LOL @ Elizabeth! I thought the same thing!
    Your breakfast looks great 🙂

  • *Andrea*
    May 22, 2009 at 7:19 am

    hahah i thought the same thing as elizabeth.. boys soaked in agave hmmm – i’d prefer the grapefruit 😉 have fun at spinning!

  • Katherine
    May 22, 2009 at 7:25 am

    Your breakfast looks wonderful and I bet it’ll give you great energy for spinning! Have a great morning!!

  • Red Head, Yellow Dog
    May 22, 2009 at 7:35 am

    nice nails 🙂 Hope you enjoy spinning!! I’m trying a new yoga studio tomorrow morning! I can hardly wait!

  • Erin
    May 22, 2009 at 8:03 am

    I thought the same thing as both Elizabeth and Andrea! Definitely a “Tha’s what she said” moment! 😀

    Have a wonderful day, darling!

  • Erin
    May 22, 2009 at 8:03 am


  • Cecile
    May 22, 2009 at 8:08 am

    MMMM….your breakfast looks yummy. Especially those strawberries!

    Have fun at spin! I busted out a total body conditioning class this morning at 6:30. Gotta love starting the day out with a great workout!!

  • Jenny
    May 22, 2009 at 9:09 am

    i hate when i can’t fall asleep! I always feel like i’m so alone and that i’m the only person in the world thats awake, least you had a beautiful breakfast to wake up to 🙂 enjoy your Friday, Jenna!

  • Jennifer @ His N' Her Health
    May 22, 2009 at 9:13 am

    Have fun at Spin class! Breakfast looks great!

  • Sarah (lovINmytummy)
    May 22, 2009 at 9:34 am

    Have you tried juicing the grapefruit? I bet that would be delish (and use a lot of them…)!

  • polly
    May 22, 2009 at 9:38 am

    Have a wonderful weekend, sweet Jenna!

    Love you, sunshine. Soak up those vitamin D rays… it’s going to be sunny here in Indiana and in the 80’s!! Wwaaaa!!!! 🙂

    Laura Ingalls

  • Shannon (The Daily Balance)
    May 22, 2009 at 9:48 am

    have a great spin! the dried strawberries look awesome!

  • Fitzalan
    May 22, 2009 at 10:01 am

    I find it adorable that your parents workout together. I hope that is my husband and I in 20-30 years from now!

    Happiness Awaits

  • Sarah W.
    May 22, 2009 at 10:02 am

    I LOVE dried strawberries but I can never find them w/o added sugar or food dye 🙁

  • Jess
    May 22, 2009 at 10:10 am

    I love grapefruit. He made a very good mistake.

  • Bec
    May 22, 2009 at 10:14 am

    ultimate spin with your parents, sounds like fun!

  • Melissa @ For the Love of Health
    May 22, 2009 at 10:35 am

    MMM oats! Those fruit chews do look really good! Where did you get them??

    That’s so awesome your parents go spinning with you! I need to convince mine of the same thing—if they lived closer 🙂

    Have a great day!

    PS- I love grapefruit! 🙂 Probably even more than oranges but funny story on how you ended up with so many. hahah silly boys

  • Marissa
    May 22, 2009 at 10:36 am

    Hope you enjoy spin!

  • Amy
    May 22, 2009 at 10:42 am

    Your nails look beautiful!

  • spicygranola
    May 22, 2009 at 11:08 am

    Those dried strawberries look awesome. I loved reading about Ryan’s citrus mix-up. It sounded exactly like something my bf would do. Like suggesting buttermilk pancake mix (I don’t eat butter or milk!).

  • Stephanie
    May 22, 2009 at 12:24 pm

    Maybe it was the national night of no sleep – Graduate Meghann had the some problem and I was walking around my house with nothing to do from 2 to 4 am!

    Did you ever let us know how the winery phone interview went? I keep looking for an update, but have not found one.

  • Anne
    May 22, 2009 at 3:13 pm

    I am trying that breakfast recipe. That looks amazing!

  • Jenn
    May 22, 2009 at 3:36 pm

    When my boyfriend was a teenager, his mom sent him to the store to pick up lettuce. He came home with cabbage. His grandmother laughed so hard, she couldn’t talk and had to sit down. I asked him to pick out a cucumber, and he came home with a zucchini! Too funny!

  • michelle
    May 23, 2009 at 7:21 am

    Dried starwberries are amazing..and very addictive. So are dried raspberries. oh how I miss fresh ones though..they’re so expensive in Australia and they’re imported from about ‘fresh’

  • Mandy
    May 23, 2009 at 9:36 am

    Question. I would love to make the overnight oats for my husband, but he can’t do dairy at all. Any non-dairy fage substitute ideas?

    Thanks. Love the blog, as usual. Totally obsessed.


    • jenna
      May 23, 2009 at 3:10 pm


      I would just soak the oats in something like hemp or almond milk overnight and then in the morning add a splash more! Let me know how it works!

  • Anais
    May 31, 2009 at 11:29 am

    Yay Thank you!!! I was totally wondering how to do the oats! I will give it a try 🙂