Your overnight oats don’t have to be overnight. If you haven’t started already, consider doing food prep. It’s a real time saver.
I love oats in the morning to start my day with a hearty and healthy meal. Here’s how I do it.
You’ll need some small jars, (I use jelly jars), old-fashioned oats, chia seeds, hemp hearts, ground flax seeds, and cinnamon. My serving size is 3/4 cup of oats, one tablespoon of chia, hemp, and flax, and about 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon, (a few good shakes). If you feel you need more protein, add one tablespoon of Naked peanut butter or cashew powder. Place all ingredients in your jar, put the lid on, and put in your cupboard until you’re ready to eat. When you’re ready for breakfast, simply grab a jar and dump the mixture in a bowl, (don’t forget to leave room for all the yummy toppings), add water or plant-based milk to your desired consistency and give it a good stir. After only a few minutes, you’re ready to add toppings of your choice such as berries, sliced banana, mango, pepitas, sliced almonds, walnuts, and unsweetened coconut. For a little extra sweetness, add a drizzle of date or maple syrup.