Pass the spoon!
I used a new chai spice blend that I picked up a few weeks ago from Savory Spice Shop in the Lincoln Square neighborhood. This chai spice includes cinnamon, ginger, cardamom, black pepper, star anise, allspice, and bay leaves.
You can also make your own if you don't have chai spice in your cupboard - the DIY Chai Spice Mix recipe from Fit Foodie Finds sounds delicious!
Chai Slow Cooker Steel Cut Oats
Yields: 6 servings
1 cup steel cut oats
2 cups water
2 cups unsweetened vanilla almond milk
2 teaspoons chai spice seasoning
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 cinnamon stick
1/4 cup pure maple syrup
*Cook on LOW in a slow cooker / crock pot for 6-8 hours.
*Keep leftovers refrigerated. Reheat each oatmeal serving for one minute with 1/4 cup almond or regular milk. and stir well.
Today also marks the end of week three of the November Fitness Challenge. Earlier this month, I posted about the Nike Get Out Here Contest and my November Fitness Challenge. Nike is challenging athletes to "Get Out Here" this winter as the season changes and we are tempted to hibernate indoors. I'm also challenging myself to "Get Out Here" with five workouts per week in November, outdoors as much possible.
I didn't get outside as much as I would have liked, but I'm hoping to fit in several runs outdoors runs in the final challenge week. Here are my week 3 workouts:
Wednesday, 11/18: Ran 3.1 miles
Thursday, 11/19: 45 minute Cardio Barre class; ran 2 miles
Saturday, 11/21: 20 Minute Home Bodyweight Workout
Sunday, 11/22: 1 hour Pilates class; 3 mile walk
Did you workout this weekend? What's the weather like in your neck of the woods?