Super Simple Overnight Oats
Raise your hand 🙋♀️ if you sometimes skip a delicious plant-based breakfast (GASP!) because you just don’t have a single second in your day to eat, much less prepare a meal! It’s OK, get those hands up…you are safe here. 😉
Seriously tho’, I think most of us at one point and time have sacrificed our health and nutrition because it wasn’t convenient to take time to eat. But, what if I told you there is no sacrifice? You can keep your too-busy-to-make-food schedule and eat a healthy breakfast. Heck, with this recipe you’ll be more like…”have food, will travel”…it’s that convenient.
I know you have probably heard of overnight oats and I felt the same as you…”Cold oatmeal? No thank you!”. But like everything in life, I try to give things a shot at least once and I gotta say, Ima lovin’ the cold oats.
No kidding, they are INSANELY easy to make. Let’s just say as quick as I make a pot of coffee for the next morning (Shhh, yes, I drink coffee!), I can make a jar of “breakfast”. I usually do the two simultaneously before I head to bed.
Set the timer on the coffee pot, put the jars in the fridge and goodnight Gracie!
And, while you’re making one jar, you might as well just go ahead make a couple because they last in the fridge for several days (IMO, I actually think these oats get tastier and more flavorful the more they sit. 🤤), and I am pretty sure you’ll want more the following morning. Or, if you are super nice, share them with your kids or spouse.
As you probably know oatmeal is super healthy and packed with fiber, protein, and iron, all nutrients your body craves, especially when it has work to do all the live long day! So, just take 5 minutes before bed and let your body know IT’S WORTH IT!
Let me know how you made this recipe your own in the comments below. I love hearing new and different ideas from my readers!
Super Simple Overnight Oats
- 3/4 cup organic oats - steel cut or old fashioned not the instant kind - I love steel cut Irish oats
- 1 organic, pitted Medjool date - chopped
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon add more if you want
- 1/2 banana
- 1 cup organic soy milk - unsweetened use whatever nut-milk you fancy
- Add all ingredients to a 16 oz. mason jar. Ensure the top is on tight, shake well and put the jar in the fridge for 6-8 hours. Shake before opening. Enjoy!
- Ensure the top is on tight and shake well.
- Put the jar in the fridge for 6-8 hours. Shake before opening. Enjoy!
Note: Nutrition Facts on all recipes are an approximation only, using the Very Well Fit recipe nutrition calculator.
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