I love overnight oats! They are literally the easiest thing in the world, I can prep them for the whole week which makes my mornings a thousand times easier. This is great for anyone who has to worry about other people in the morning, or just wants to sleep a little later and wants something they can just grab and go. Best part: they’re mobile. I alternate ingredients sometimes, but very rarely. I don’t need much variety for breakfast for some reason, so these are so perfect. I’ve been using this recipe for such a long time I honestly don’t know where I got it from anymore. But here it is:
You’ll need mason jars, by the way. I’m sure someone out there has found something else that works for them, but these are perfect for me.
- 1/2 c uncooked oats (I use quick oats)
- 1 scoop protein powder (optional)
- 1 tbs chia seeds (optional)
- 1/2 c milk of choice (I use unsweetened vanilla almond milk, but I’ve been meaning to try it with chocolate almond milk)
- 1/2 cup chopped fruit
- 1/2 banana
This is how I layer it, because sometimes I find that if you add the milk last, the protein powder doesn’t always get completely mixed in and I hate chunks of powder in my oats. So I put 1/4 c milk in first, then the oats, powder and chia seeds, then the other 1/4 c milk. Stir it up, add the fruit, stir that up too. Put the lid on and shake it.
Just shake the shit out of it.
I make 5 of these every Sunday after I go grocery shopping so the fruit is freshest. If you don’t want to do all 5 that day, soak the fruit you’re going to use in a vinegar/water solution (1 part vinegar to 3 parts water) for 15 minutes then rinse and refrigerate.
With the protein powder, chia seeds, and my brand of milk, this is 7 points. I always try to use protein powder since I don’t get enough protein through out the day, plus I find it helps keep me fuller longer. And you can you use different flavors of powder, currently I’m on vanilla but have used chocolate as well.
Product Placement: I’m not getting paid for this (but would not be mad if somehow a free canister or 2 showed up at my house), but I use Tera’s Whey Protein Powder. It’s ethically sourced and all natural. I won’t be on my soap box long, but I think its really important to be conscious of our environment and what we’re putting in our bodies. okimdone.
There are tons of variations on these from what fruit you use to using yogurt in them, and they’re all delicious. I use strawberries and blueberries, but you can use whatever you want. You can also use frozen fruit, I know that’s a cheaper option.