Simple Overnight Oats (Kristina DeMuth, MPH, RD)
Overnight oats are really simple! It takes about ~5 minutes (or less if you are really speedy) to prep the mix. The key is: you must do it the night before. If you are anything like me, you would much rather prep breakfast the night before because in the morning you are rushing to get out the door or you are so hungry you can’t even wait to eat. Overnight oats to the rescue!!
Stir the following together in a glass jar, container, or a cup that you can cover:
- 1/2 cup dry oats
- 1 tablespoon of chia seeds
- 1 banana (chopped into bite-size slices) and/ or blueberries
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup of unsweetened almond milk (or other plant-based milk)
Cover your mixture and place it in the refrigerator overnight. In the morning you can either heat it up in a microwave-safe dish or eat it cold! Simple, nutritious, and delicious! If you want to get creative, try a different fruit, such as chopped apples or berries.
Chia-seeds are a little nutrition powerhouse. I wrote about their awesome nutrition profile here.