Overnight oats exploded on Pinterest about a year ago and I’m not sure why but I never tried it out. I’m pretty addicted to my morning smoothie so having oats just didn’t seem right. But I finally gave them a try and I think this is such a great way to have a quick breakfast for mornings when you need something fast and filling! They also make a great afternoon snack. The recipe below is very basic and great to start with, but don’t be afraid to get creative. There are some amazing overnight oat recipes out there!
The night before, mix together your oat mixture in a bowl or container that you can seal/close:
1/2 cup dry rolled oats
1 tbsp VEGA protein powder (or more)
1 tbsp chia seeds
pinch of cinnamon and nutmeg
Fully cover the mixture with liquid and make sure there is a little extra because the oats will soak it up. I use coconut water because I love it, but regular water would work just fine. Almond milk makes a nice creamy oatmeal so give that a try too. You can add sliced fruit to the top, or wait until the morning to add it. I like to add it at night so I can just pull the container out of the fridge in the morning and everything is ready to eat. Once you’ve added your fruit, cover it up and put it in the fridge. Then go to bed and have a great sleep knowing breakfast is already made!
Oats will keep you full for a long time if paired with the proper proteins. Try adding almond butter or plain greek yogurt to your overnight oats for an extra-fuel breakfast. This is guaranteed to keep you full until lunch.
Enjoy! Talk soon.