Change your morning nutrition, and you’ll have the very tool you need to change your life. Here, you’ll find three incredibly versatile, delicious and simple to make overnight oat recipes that just might change how you do breakfast. Best of all, they’re full of the fiber, carbs and protein your body needs to thrive, lose inches and even maintain a happy, confident mood all day long. Give one a try, and you might find yourself addicted to oats for good!
Strawberry Chia Oats
This first recipe, strawberry chia oats, is not only a simple and convenient weekday breakfast—but it contains healthy fats, carbs and protein to have a fantastic day, all day long! You’ll need just a few ingredients, and a few minutes to whip them together. Then store them in your fridge, and enjoy the next morning. It couldn’t be easier! Combine the following ingredients (minus the strawberries, which you’ll add minutes before eating):
• ¼ cup of plain Greek yogurt
• ½ cup of milk (almond, cashew, cows milk – it doesn’t matter)
• 1 ½ teaspoon of chia seeds
• ¼ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
• ½ steel oats
• 1 teaspoon of pure maple syrup
• ½ cup of diced strawberries (to be added right before eating)
Combine all ingredients, except for the strawberries. Pour into two wide-mouthed mason jars and store overnight in the fridge. The next morning, heat up, top with strawberries and enjoy!
photodune-1025049-oatmeal-xs-1Peanut Butter Banana Oats
Have you ever woken up, craving something sweet? If so, you’ll love this peanut butter and chocolate flavored oatmeal. It contains the perfect combination of rich sweetness (like peanut butter) and wholesome nutrients (like oats, coconut milk and banana.) Prepare the night before, and just grab and go the next morning! Here’s what you’ll need:
• 1 cup of oats (or if you like your oatmeal thicker, 2/3 of a cup)
• 3 tablespoons of dark chocolate peanut butter
• 1 ripe banana
• 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
• 1 tablespoon of maple syrup
• 1 cup of almond, cow or cashew milk
• 1 tablespoon of chia seeds
In a medium sized bowl, mash up the banana, then add the chia seeds, dark chocolate peanut butter, vanilla, oats, maple syrup and milk. Place in a container, wrap it tightly with foil or plastic wrap and in the morning, you have a dessert-like breakfast, without the guilt!
If You Like Dessert For Breakfast, Make This Oatmeal!
Just a head up—this oatmeal is just as much a healthy dessert as it is a fantastic breakfast. If you love oats, and you also love cookie dough, this recipe is for you! Combine 1 cup of oats and ½ teaspoon of ground cinnamon in a small bowl, and mix. Then add ½ a cup of milk so it soaks the oats. In another bowl, combine 1 ½ teaspoons of brown sugar and 2 tablespoons of creamy peanut butter, along with 1 tablespoon of plain greek yogurt to a smooth consistency (the same consistency cookie dough has). Add a handful of mini chocolate chips, if desired.
Now, you’re ready to layer the oatmeal! Divide the ‘cookie dough’ and place half on the bottom of one container, and the other half in the other. Layer each container with a generous tablespoon or two or greek yogurt. Then fill the container up with the oats/milk mixture. Let the oatmeal mixture marinate all night, and enjoy an amazing breakfast that’s protein rich, just a bit sweet and will keep you full and satisfied until lunchtime!