Peanut butter & jelly overnight oats

A Fit Mess
May 25, 2016

There’s been a serious learning curve over here. Although I blog as part of my day job for a nonprofit, personal blogging is new to me. It’s challenging when you can’t call someone from IT and say, “Um, something’s happened. I don’t know how to explain it, but can you help?” I may have said that once or twice at the office.


I’ve been stumbling along over here with A Fit Mess. Figuring things out as I go. Learning from other bloggers. Tweaking things here and there. And making lots of mistakes. Like when I wanted to free up more storage space for my pictures and deleted dozens of old ones only to realize that resulted in broken images in my original posts. I’m now in the process of going through 100+ posts to make sure there are no broken links or missing images.


Or when your post is accidentally published (*ahem, like the initial draft of this one) and you can’t figure out how that happened. Sorry to all my email subscribers! Auto scheduling posts is trickier than it sounds.


I’ve also realized that blogging isn’t as easy as I thought. Typos drive me crazy. When I’d see a spelling error in another blogger’s work, I would kind of cringe. I’d think, How did they not catch that? And then I started blogging and made tons of typos. It’s easy to do, especially if you write frequently and the only person who is proofing your work is you. At 5 AM. Mid-coffee.


So, I guess this is all to say thanks for sticking with me as I grow. It’s definitely a learning process that will continue to develop. And I’m trying to cut myself some slack. After all, I want this blog to be lighthearted and that also means not taking myself so seriously.


Speaking of lighthearted, what’s better than a PB&J turned power-packed breakfast? Overnight oats make for a great meal on the go. They are perfect for busy mornings and are also a good choice post-workout. The combination of peanut butter and strawberries makes me think I’m eating a dessert.

A Fit Mess

Peanut butter & jelly overnight oats


  • 1/2 cup GF rolled oats
  • 1-2 tablespoons of chia seeds
  • 1/2 scoop of protein powder (I use SunWarrior vanilla)
  • 3/4 cup of almond milk
  • 1/2 cup of strawberries (frozen or fresh)
  • 1 tablespoon of peanut butter
  • dash of cinnamon


  1. Mix oats, chia seeds, protein powder in a bowl or mason jar.
  2. Add milk, strawberries, peanut butter, and cinnamon.
  3. Stir until everything is incorporated (I mashup some of the strawberries).
  4. Cover and place in fridge for at least 4 hours. I like to stir mine a bit every so often.
  5. Top with a few more strawberries and whatever else you’d like before eating.


Have a great Wednesday, friends!

Anyone else out there struggling with technology? 

What flavor combinations do you like best?


  1. Definitely a learning curve with the blogging world. I cringe when I read back over some of my early posts…. BORING, no pictures… I could keep going. I published our 2015 blog as a book for grandparents last year. They LOVED it (and it was super easy to do). Keep at it!

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