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Mornings with McCafé Espresso

*This is a sponsored post with McDonald’s*

 

Photography: Pixel Moving Company 

I start every morning with coffee because it’s the easiest way for me to wake up. I start my coffee pot in the morning before my shower so when I get out my kitchen is filled with the scent. Some days I need an extra kick so I’ll get something with a ton of espresso in it. That instantly wakes me up and I’m good to go for the rest of the day.  Coffee and espresso just work better for me in the mornings (sorry tea lovers).  McDonald’s is relaunching the McCafé experience with new café-quality espresso beverages which includes

Caramel Macchiato

Cappuccino

Americano

Pumpkin Spice Latte (for a limited time only)

To celebrate this relaunch, McDonald’s is offering any small McCafé beverage for $2 (limited time only). You can also get any size hot or medium iced McCafé coffee or just $1! Now you can start each morning with a delicious and affordable drink without spending a lot of money. In my last post about saving money I talked about buying coffee everyday and how that can burn a hole in your pocket but with a deal like this it’s such a steal. What are you waiting for? Go to McDonald’s!!!

 

Overnight oats – Strawberry/Banana

overnight oats
overnight oats

My current breakfast routine looks like this…

  • Granola bar
  • Coffee
  • Maybe a banana or two

 

It’s not very filling or nutritious so I needed to find a solution because I’m always tired throughout the day and I’m not getting the nutrients I need to keep my energy up. Overnight Oats is a great way start the day and it’s super easy to make.  It’s filled with healthy fats, healthy carbs and protein. All of the ingredients keep you full until lunch so you won’t sneak in a snack. All you need is a small or medium-sized bowl, Quaker oats or store brand oats, vanilla almond milk, vanilla greek yogurt, chia seeds, 1  banana and strawberries. For a dairy free option, swap out the greek yogurt for coconut yogurt. Prep time is  ten minutes, then you throw it in the fridge overnight. I really REALLY like how the oats came out. The consistency is weird at first since it’s creamy, but after a few more bites it’s very delicious!

Details

1 Banana – mashed

5-10 strawberries – diced

1 tablespoon of chia seeds

1 cup of oats

1/2 cup of vanilla greek yogurt

1 1/4 cups of vanilla almond milk

2 tablespoons of almond butter- optional