Change your Mornings with Overnight Oats!
We hardly find the time for breakfast. For many kids, it usually involves wolfing down cereal that consists of marshmallows and chocolate before running to catch the bus. If you want something healthy, breakfast is typically seen as a nuisance. Having to get up extra early to cook something over the stove is a drag. But, have you tried overnight oats?
Overnight oats are exactly what it sounds like. Oats you let sit overnight. Recipes can change to your likeness, but two basic ingredients involve rolled oats and milk of your choice. Instead of relying on the stove, you keep things cold and simple.
Overnight oats are something you can get fun with. You can add more ingredients like berries, peanut butter, nuts, yogurt, or syrup and honey for our sweet tooth lovers. Depending on how you make your overnight oats, the end result can be delicious, nutritious and filling — exactly what you need to start your day.
Best of all, you reap all the healthy benefits of oats in a fun grab-and-go breakfast:
They contain more protein than most grains.
They’re a rich source of fiber, which helps you feel fuller longer.
They’re high in antioxidants which may help lower blood pressure levels.
They can help you lose weight by making you feel more full and slowing down the emptying of your stomach.
How to Make Basic Overnight Oats?
1/2 cup of organic rolled oats
1/2 cup of almond milk (or milk alternative of your choice)
1/2 cup Greek yogurt
Sprinkle of chia seeds
Honey or syrup as needed to sweeten
Add all ingredients except berries to a Mason jar and mix thoroughly. Refrigerate overnight; in the morning, add your favorite toppings and enjoy!
Additional Overnight Oats Recipe Ideas
Peach Cobbler: It's like having a peach cobbler in overnight oats form. Layered with fresh sliced peaches, vanilla, and cinnamon. Your tastebuds will think that you’re indulging in sweet, fruity, decadence, but we know otherwise!
Piña Colada: If you like piña coladas, this is the breakfast for you. A little taste of summer topped with fresh pineapple, coconut flakes, with your choice of almonds. The song is catchy and so are these flavors!
Blueberry Almond Overnight Oats: Topped with blueberries, vanilla, and almonds, perfect for a grab and go type of breakfast!
Raspberry Almond Overnight Oats: Swap out the blueberries with another favorite berry! Stick with almonds for a nice added crunch.