Wednesday, July 2, 2014
Strawberry Overnight Oats
I've mentioned before that I'm a morning person and that's true. It's just that the transition is tough. Now, instead of choosing to get up early and go for a run, or get a head start on my chores, I have to get up.
So, during this transition period, I'm thinking overnight oats are going to be my saving grace. They are exactly what the name suggests: you make them before you go to bed, wake up and eat them. I get easily bored with foods and like to mix it up, so I'll be switching out the toppings (think: almond butter, nuts, bananas, Nutella, cookie butter, sunflower seeds, honey, ....), but the base ingredients stay the same.
STRAWBERRY OVERNIGHT OATS (makes 1 jar)
2/3 c. rolled oats
2/3 c. milk
2/3 c. yogurt (I used vanilla, use whatever you have)
1 Tbsp. chia seeds
1. Mix oats, milk yogurt, banana, chia seeds, salt and cinnamon together in a bowl. Make sure you mash up the banana well so the mixture is smooth.
2. Pour into a jar, seal, and store in the fridge overnight.
3. In the morning, top with sliced strawberries and crunchy granola to add some freshness and some nice crunchy texture.