recently, i joined the meal prep bandwagon; it has saved me a lot of time, prep-wise and planning-wise. i tried the freezer meals, and lately i prepared myself some overnight oats which turned out to be so good! it has graced my mornings with so much flavor. my mom will be so proud!
i was never a fan of oatmeal; i opposed the idea of my mom making me eat it everyday for a little boost of fiber. for me, it was just some white goop served in a bowl, which i need to consume to stay healthy.
recently, i found myself eating more and more of it when i discovered overnight oats. i realized these breakfast meals are even more delectable when served cold (provided that the ingredients were steeping all-night).
if i did not do my research and spent countless times seeking information on pinterest, i would limit my cold glasses to just oats, chia, milk and honey. Discovering that i can do so much more with my every morning assortment, I became more creative with my meals.
Here’s a short collection of what you might need in order to make your overnight oats:
- almond milk (but full cream milk will do)
- greek yogurt
- rolled oats (no need to pre-cook this)
- chia seeds
- whole or ground flaxseed
- nuts: almonds, cashews, pecans, etc.
- nut butters: peanut butter, almond butter
- cocoa powder
- some fresh fruits: banana, strawberries (whatever is in season)
- some dried fruits: dried cranberries, apricots etc
- maple syrup or sweetener of choice
to simpler and healthier breakfasts! may these tasty treats add joy to your every day.
- for assembling the oats – mix together the oats, chia seeds (or whatever seed you choose to add), and a pinch of salt.
- for assembling the liquids – in a separate bowl, whisk together the milk, yogurt, maple syrup, and choice of butter (peanut, almond etc). stir the liquid ingredients into the dry.
- place in an airtight jar or container (or if you are like me and you do not have a container, you can put the oatmeal in a glass and seal it tight with cling wrap), and store in the fridge overnight.