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Quick Tip: Overnight Oats

I hate to admit it, but I am not really a morning person. It takes me a while to wake up and when I finally do start moving it's sometimes hard to get the motivation to cook breakfast before I leave the house. So I've found the perfect solution for a grab-and-go breakfast: no-cook overnight oats!

This oatmeal is so easy because it only takes about 5 minutes to put together before heading to bed. And in the morning, it's quick to top it with some fruit or nuts and run out the door! The addition of flax seed and chia seed really increases the nutrient density of this breakfast too, which helps your body start the day off right and lowers the chances of you having cravings later on in the day.

Some examples of things you can add in the morning: pomegranate seeds, sliced banana, almond butter, dried cranberries or other fruits...the list goes on and on!


Easy Overnight Oats

  • 1/3 cup oats (rolled, steel cut, etc...any kind is fine)

  • 1 Tablespoon ground flax seed

  • 1 Tablespoon chia seed

  • 1/3 cup yogurt (can be plain, greek style or flavored)

  • Pinch of cinnamon

  • Pinch of salt

  • 1 teaspoon blackstrap molasses

  • 3-4 Tablespoons of water or milk (depending on how thick you want it to be)

In a 14 oz or larger jar, mix all the ingredients together well. When adding the water or milk, make sure to leave at least one inch at the top of the jar as the ingredients will expand overnight (if you will be adding extra fruit in the morning, I'd leave a minimum of 2 inches). Cover the jar with the lid and put it in the refrigerator. In the morning, you can take the oats as they are, or you can add fruit, some nut butter, seeds, or anything else you have on hand to spice it up a bit! If the mixture looks too thick in the morning, you can stir in some water to dilute the mixture a bit to your liking.


Happy breakfast-ing everyone!


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