Make these delicious overnight oats in the evening for a healthy breakfast that you can enjoy on the go!
Breakfast has never been my thing. Who’s got time for that? I never did and it’s gotten worse after having my baby. But, at the same time after having my son I started needing a little bit more energy to…well, to wake up and stay alive after those generous 3 hours of sleep.
I needed to eat something right after I woke up to, basically, survive the day and produce some milk. Between feeding the baby, cleaning and trying to keep up with normal necessities I never found time to make or eat breakfast.
So I’d do the next best thing. Which was: SUGAR.
Now, I hope I’m not offending anyone, but I’m not a big fan of “healthy bars”. They’re not my thing.
I like snickers.
Peanut butter and chocolate. I like Pringles, doughnuts, croissants.
How does that sound for breakfast?
“It sounds AWESOME!!!!” – My brain on 3 hours of sleep.
In case you’re wondering: I did gain weight.
But luckily, I also managed, little by little, to start eating healthier. And I discovered a healthy breakfast that was easy and quick enough for me to make and to eat even if I’m on the go.
It’s overnight oats.
Are you shocked?
I know, I’m totally late for this. It’s so 2015. But it’s so pretty.
Still: new for me. And the good thing about this breakfast is that I can make it the night before and then, before I go looking for candy – have that instead.
And I did, most of the time at least – I’m nowhere near perfect with my eating habits, but I’m trying.
So this is my favorite recipe for overnight oats. It’s naturally sweetened with the banana, I always add some mixed frozen berries, some nuts and sometimes a little bit of peanut or almond butter (I’m careful with nut butter because I can really overdo it).
If you also don’t have time to eat or make anything proper in the morning – this recipe might help you too.
- 1/2 cup oats
- 1/2 cup yogurt
- 1 tsp chia seeds
- 1/3 cup water
- 1 banana
- 2 tsp almond or peanut butter
- In the evening mix oats, chia seeds, yogurt and water in an airtight container (a jar with a lid works!) and leave it like this in the fridge.
- In the morning: top with banana, walnuts, berries of your choice and almond or peanut butter. Enjoy immediately or on the go.
You can also make this breakfast vegan and dairy-free by using dairy-free yogurt.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 325Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 3mgSodium: 135mgCarbohydrates: 44gFiber: 8gSugar: 17gProtein: 12g
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