The busy life plus three: Strawberry Overnight Oats

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Strawberry Overnight Oats

My go-to breakfast as of lately has been overnight oats. It's simple and quick and delicious! Back when I was trying to lose my baby weight after having Elyse I would prep it at night and every morning I had a nutritious breakfast ready to go. Now that I am working out again and trying to focus more on my food choices and what I eat (most of the time) I have gone back to eating this and it really helps with those bad cravings. If you are not a yogurt fan I say give Greek yogurt a shot. Yogurt gives this overnight oats recipe a healthy serving of protein, which research shows it helps us stay full longer. Just under five minutes of prep work and you have a healthy breakfast waiting in the morning for you. You can either choose to eat it cold right as you take it out or add some more milk- put it in a bowl, mix it up some more and add more sliced fruits. 

  • 1 cup of Greek yogurt (strawberry or berry mix)
  • ½ cup old fashioned oats (more can be added if desired) 
  • 1 teaspoon of organic chia seeds
  • ½ sliced ripe banana
  • 3-5 strawberries sliced
  • ½  cup unsweetened almond milk (almond/coconut milk is a must to try)
  • 1-2 teaspoons of organic agave/raw honey
  • cinnamon (optional)
  • Granola (optional)
Combine ingredients as listed in a mason jar and refrigerate overnight. 
Top the next day with granola and enjoy.

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