There is nothing better than not having to get up early in the morning to prepare your meals. I know we talked about meal prep and doing it on the weekends. But then there is breakfast. I do my lunch and snacks on the weekend. For some reason I just have to do breakfast the day of. Nothing beats having a hot meal to get your day started. And heating something up in the microwave that has been sitting for a couple of days as my breakfast just doesn’t do it for me.
So I introduce to you OVERNIGHT OATS. Yes with all the guidelines I stated, you would think that overnight oats are out of the question. They are not. The beauty of overnight oats is they can be heated up or eaten at room tempura and either way tastes amazing. It’s like eating cereal but on a whole different level; the elevation of the meal, its pure sophistication. And what makes it even better is you can add just about anything you want to them, fruits, nuts, you name it.
So let’s get started:
Mason Jar (or you can use a bowl with a top. It just won’t look as pretty LOL)
½ c rolled oats
1 c of unsweetened almond milk (or if you like you can do 2/3 c of Greek yogurt and 1/3 cup of milk)
1 tea chia seeds
½ tea vanilla
2 tbs of honey or maple syrup
¼ c nuts (you can use any that you like)
Here’s what you do:
In you Mason jar begin to layer all your ingredients. Start with the oats on the bottom adding the bananas, then nuts until you reach the top. In a separate cup or bowl add the milk, honey, and vanilla. Stir up till it’s nice a pretty. (if you are using Greek yogurt add it in to the bowl at this stage and mix it good). Add the milk mixture to the mason jar, making sure to pour gently so as not disturb your layers (this isn’t going to be easy). To the top you want to add your chia seeds. Close the jar and place in the fridge for the next morning.
Yup its just that easy. Take it out the fridge the next morning and enjoy. You can eat it at room temperature, you can eat it cold, to heat it up a little to knock the chill off.
How are you making your overnight oats? What are you adding to Mason jars? Or are you eating it in a bowl? Im so curious to know. Leave a comment below to tell me how you prepared your oats.