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You’ve seen the cute jars all over social media. They look amazing- but complicated! Not so. You can have an awesome, tasty & nutritious breakfast in three easy steps. Here’s how.
How to Make Overnight Oats
Like many of our favorite food hacks, the beauty of overnight oats is that they easy adapt to your tastes. You don’t need to stick to a detailed recipe to get them right. Just create your base, then decide what types of flavors you want to include (or what you have in your pantry or fruit bowl that needs to be used up quickly!). Mornings can be rushed, and so taking a little time the night before will be much appreciated when you wake up to a nutritious breakfast, ready to go.
Before bed: 1. get your oats and your liquid together to create a base. Choose almond, soy, or skim milk – or a yogurt if you prefer. Mix these together and then add in some chia seeds. The seeds are packed with nutrients, and have basically no flavor, so they blend well with everything and don’t interfere with the dominant tastes. Scroll to the bottom to find out where to buy these protein and fiber packed little seeds, they expand in the liquid to form ‘chia eggs’ and they make your stomach feel fuller, longer. Along with the oats, you’ll feel satisfied for hours, and eliminate the need for unhealthy snacking between meals. At this point you can also add in a tablespoon of the nut butter of your choice. 2. Cover the jar, and refrigerate overnight. 3. In the morning, you can add on toppings like fruit (bananas and berries work well) or nuts (slivered almonds are a favorite). Season with cinnamon, and sweeten with honey or whatever floats your boat. Enjoy! (see how easy that was?)
Peanut Butter Banana Overnight Oats Recipe from FitFluential
Coconut Chai Overnight Oats from FitFluential
Banana Split Overnight Oats Recipe from FitFluential
What we use for fiber, protein and antioxidants in our chia seeds: