One of my favorite breakfast go-tos is overnight oats! If you haven’t tried them, it’s time to hop on the o-o train ASAP. It takes 5 minutes or less to throw your concoction together, then you go to sleep, wake up, and you have breakfast waiting for you in the fridge. Ba-Bam! They are legit.
Let’s first dive into the benefits of this easy-to-make meal. Oats are incredibly nutritious; they’re good carbs, high in fiber, contain protein, and loaded with vitamins. They also can help with weight loss and skin care. Yes please.
Now, the majority of recipes you’ll find out there will call for chia seeds, nut milk, and fruit. Good news, all of these ingredients have health benefits. Chia seeds are a great source of omega-3 fatty acids and are rich in antioxidants. Nut milks are better for you than cow milk, and types like almond milk are actually 50% lower in calorie and help with digestion. All fruits are nutritious, (some more than others) but you’ll be good to go with whichever you choose.
Here’s the recipe:
- 1/2 cup of rolled oats
- 1 cup of almond milk
- 1 tbsp of chia seeds
- 1/4 cup of blueberries
- 1/4 cup of strawberries
- A dash of cinnamon
- A dash of honey
You can definitely be flexible with this recipe, no need to go by it strictly! Bananas are a common fruit that’s used, and you can use whichever sweetener you prefer. Feel free to use more or less oats, milk, chia seeds, etc. Throw these oats in the refrigerator overnight for 8-10 hours. In the morning, top it off with granola or just eat it as is!
Breakfast is served. How do you like your overnight oats?