If you often find yourself running out the door without grabbing breakfast first and you haven't tried overnight oats, then what are you waiting for? This breakfast concoction is practically a bowl of oatmeal and a smoothie all rolled into one. And the best part? You make it the night before so in the morning it's practically grab & go! You can even save time in the morning by cutting your fruit the night before and putting it in a sealed container in the fridge. Then just quickly assemble it and put the lid back on and you're out the door! Once you discover overnight oats you'll never again have an excuse for skipping the day's most important meal!
So what kind of milk so you use? You can use regular milk, soy milk, almond milk, rice milk, goat's milk, whatever your preference! You can also use any type of oats you choose, steel cut, old fashioned or regular, and add flax meal or chia seeds. The rougher the cut of oats the more chewy your oats will be. (These steel cut oats will give you a real chewy oat that you can really sink your teeth into.) Put the jar in the fridge overnight and voila! An instant cold breakfast waiting for you in the morning! Then top off with any toppings of your choice: fresh fruit, yogurt, seeds and nuts or honey! Putting low fat plain yogurt on top with fresh fruit, like we did here, will give you a really hearty and nutritious meal. This concoction provides you with 40% of your daily protein and 40% of your daily fibre needs, all for only 10 grams of fat! Now that's a great way to start your day!
- 1/3 cup steel cut oats
- 1/2 cup original unsweetened almond milk
- 1 tsp chia seeds
- 1/2 cup 2% Greek yogurt
- 1/2 cup cut mango
- 1 kiwi fruit sliced
- 1 tbsp sliced almonds
1. The night before put oats, chia seeds and milk in a jar and give it a good stir or shake it well with the lid on it
2. The milk should cover the oats completely, if not add a splash more milk
3. Put the jar in the fridge overnight
4 In the morning scoop the yogurt and layer the fruit in the jar and enjoy!
* you can put the lid on your overnight oats and take it with you in the morning to enjoy on your morning commute!
Calorie ratio 24:57:19
yoir brand of oats, milk and yogurt may have different nutritional values, please check the nutrition label on your containers for an accurate calorie and nutrition count
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