This is my absolute favorite overnight oats recipe. The cool part about this breakfast meal is that you can make it however you like, add whatever you like, and change it up next time if you wish. It is truly a versatile meal! If you are truly tired of having the same foods for breakfast, then worry and stress no more! Overnight oats are quick, easy, and fun to make. No cooking necessary!
This is a very filling meal indeed! You are getting all of your nutrients in one dish. It is very high in fiber and soaking the oats overnight in milk and/or yogurt helps the nutrients absorb even more. This recipe is also very rich in necessary vitamins and minerals that your body needs to properly function, especially in the morning.
To make this delicious recipe all you have to do is choose some of your favorite fruits (strawberries, blueberries, bananas) are typically what I like to use. I also use 1 cup of rolled oats, 1 tablespoon of chia seeds (sometimes I add more because I am surely a chia seed lover), some Greek yogurt for protein (or you can use peanut butter if that is what you prefer), 1 cup of almond milk or oat milk and a teaspoon of honey or maple syrup to add a little sweetness. Whisk all of your ingredients together in a bowl, pour the mixture in a mason jar, and pop it in your fridge overnight or for at least 6 to 8 hours if you want to eat it that same day.
This recipe reminds me a lot of chia pudding because once morning rolls around and you grab your overnight oats out of the fridge, it has a thick pudding-like consistency due to letting the chia seeds and milk set overnight. You may want to add a teaspoon of flaxseed as well, which I often add to my breakfast meals for some extra fiber, protein, and omega-3 fatty acids.
If you have extra fruit leftover, garnish this dish with some extra blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, or bananas. While this is not a freezer-friendly recipe, you can store it in the fridge for up to 3 days. I always make sure I make just enough to last me about two to three days. This saves me time in the morning because this recipe is just “grab and go.” I do not have to worry about making breakfast or even thinking about what to make. It is already right there in the fridge waiting for me!
This recipe pairs well with walnuts, or almonds to have on the side. It even pairs well with a nice superfood green smoothie or whatever kind of breakfast smoothie you enjoy. Just make sure you are getting all the nutrients that keep you full throughout the morning.
They say it is so important how you start your day. Well, why not start it with a wonderful breakfast that will make you and your stomach smile. Step away from your usual routine of cereal, or protein bars. Or, if you are fancy, pancakes, eggs, waffles, etc. and try something quick, simple and easy! Your stomach (and brain) will definitely thank you!
I hope you take me up on trying this recipe and do not forget, have fun and get creative! Just make sure everything you add is to your liking! Happy Eating!