Ever feel like getting through all the morning tasks AND managing to prepare a nourishing breakfast is simply out of the question? Overnight oats are my favorite work-around for this! It takes 3 minutes to assemble the ingredients in a jar the night before, and 2 minutes to put together your bowl the next morning. They’re creamy, delicious, and you can mix up the toppings each day to keep delighting your tastebuds.
For base ingredients I use rolled oats (as opposed to quick cooking) for the best texture. 2% regular milk or soy milk are my go to’s for a liquid, as they both contain about 8 grams of protein in a cup (versus other dairy alternatives which are lower in protein). Lastly, I like to add chia seeds to make the oats extra creamy and bring in some healthy omega 3 fatty acids, although these are optional.
Coach tip: If you’re on the go, simply layer your toppings above your base ingredients in the jar the night before. In the morning, grab the jar from the fridge along with a spoon and you’re good to go!
Before you head to bed assemble these ingredients in a jar and place in the fridge overnight:
1/2 cup rolled oats
1 tablespoon chia seeds
1/2 cup milk of your choice
pinch of salt
Next morning add some toppings:
Here’s where you can get creative and personalize your oats! Pick at least one topping from both categories below for a balanced bowl.
Taste buds aren’t dancing yet?
For fun, sweetness, and a little pizzazz try any of these toppings:
Makes 1 serving