Overnight Oats is simply “no-cook” oatmeal and with its make ahead convenience it is perfect for a protein, fiber and nutrient filled breakfast that will keep you full and focused until lunch. It also is low in fat & sugar, which makes it a perfect replacement for those calorie, fat and sugar packed granola bars or coffee shop pastries. This recipe also includes Chia Seeds, which are an unbelievable super food. Per ounce, these bad boys contain 11 grams of fiber, more omega-3 fatty acids than salmon and flax seeds, contain more protein than a serving of quinoa and are loaded with calcium and vital anti-oxidants.
This recipe is made with bananas but feel free to substitute any kind of fruit (apple is also a favorite of mine) and add any kind of nut, seed or spice you may like.
1/4th Cup Gluten Free Oats
½ Cup Unsweetened Almond Milk
½ Small Banana chopped
½ Tablespoon Chia Seeds
Dash of Cinnamon
½ Packet Stevia
Pinch of Salt
Place all ingredients in a container; mix together, cover and refrigerate overnight.
*Don’t know what to do with that almost empty nut butter jar- too little to make a sandwich yet too good to throw away? Use that jar for overnight oats. The good stuff that’s stuck around the edges will get incorporated into your oats to make for creamier, nutty and protein filled goodness the next morning!