We all know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day yet some days you find yourself running out the door without having had a healthy meal. If you're one of those people then these amazing overnight oats were made for you! If you honestly don't even have five minutes to spare to make toast in the morning you can still have a healthy breakfast. All you need to do the night before is to put the oats in a container, and for this purpose a jar with a lid works wonderfully, and cover the oats with any milk of your choice. 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 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 9 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
- 1/4 cup raspberries
- 1/2 banana sliced
- 1 kiwi fruit sliced
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
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 19:62:19
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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