Overnight Oats

I realize that this trend is pretty much dead to the internet, but it is most definitely not dead to me and my never ending love for quick, easy, and delicious breakfast foods.  If you haven’t tried Overnight Oats before, I highly encourage it — this is my favorite post-workout breakfast for a few reasons.  It has chia seeds, which have all kinds of cool health benefits (like omega-3 oil, I’m sure I’ve heard that’s good for you, and anti-oxidants, so let’s pretend we understand what that means!), but primary they’re awesome because when they soak up moisture, they become these jelly little mini-boba-like cuties that make your oatmeal significantly more filling.  It also has bananas, which as you all know I adore, and you can play around with adding other flavors (peanut butter, cocoa, whatever your heart desires!). Best of all, you throw all this junk in a mason jar the night before, forget about it, and then give yourself a quick pat on the back the next morning when you get home from the gym and realize that night-time you was REALLY looking out for (inevitably always running late) morning-you.  This recipe should last you 3-4 mornings, too!

You will need:

1 cup quick oats

2 cups milk (I use skim or soy)

1 banana, sliced

2 tbsp chia seeds

And a few pinches of cinnamon, few drops of vanilla, to taste 🙂

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Throw all of your ingredients in a mason jar (sidenote: if you’re not a trendy jerk like me, and you don’t keep mason jars around the house, tupperware would work just fine!), mix it up, cover it up tightly, and put it in the fridge.  Ok, you’re done!  When you wake up in the morning, your Overnight Oats will have come together into a pile of deliciousness!  I usually sprinkled some slivered almonds and a little extra cinnamon on mine and devour every last bite!

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Perhaps not the most appropriate jar for breakfast, but it does the trick! —Image

 

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One thought on “Overnight Oats

  1. Kim says:

    Even if the overnight oats trend dies on the internet, we’ll keep it alive in our hearts! 🙂 I like to make this in the morning and pack it up for lunch on days when I’m far too lazy to consider making a real meal. It’s perfect and so customizable!

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