Overnight Oats are Easy to Make!
Overnight oats are awesome! They're fairly quick to prepare in the evening and then grab and go in the morning.
If it's not the weekend I don't like to waste a lot of time on preparing breakfast. I love love love grabbing a breakfast pastry like a muffin or a morning round, pour a cup of coffee and be out the door. 2 hours later though, my body is telling me, "hey feed me!"
Oats are seriously a miracle food. When I was training for my last race, oats were really the only food that would get through a 10 mile run. I would just sprinkle some cinnamon and a splash of almond milk and I was set on carbs and a powerhouse of energy to set a new PR that day.
Now days, I am not currently training but I still need a great breakfast to set me up for the successes of the day. Its full of good fiber, helps lower cholesterol and can even enhance your immune system.
For my overnight oats I like to use gluten free old fashioned rolled oats, 1/2 a container of plain dairy free yogurt with minimal sugar (coconut is my fav), almond milk, almonds, chia seeds for my base. I like to add whatever dried fruit, nuts and fresh fruit I have on hand. Oatmeal is like a blank canvas you can be as creative as you want with it!
In this yummy bowl of Overnight Oats -
1/2 cup gluten free oats
1/2 cup of almond milk
1/2 container of plain coconut milk yogurt
1 T chia seeds
Small handful of almond pieces
Half a banana
Half a green apple
Handful chopped walnuts
1/2 teaspoon coconut sugar
Cinnamon to taste
Combine everything but toppings in a mason jar, or any container with a lid, cover and stick it in the fridge. In the morning, add toppings and ta-da! Miracle breakfast!
I would LOVE to know what your delicious variations are on overnight oats???? Please comment below!
Im a huge cheerleader for oats!