Earlier this year, I was unsatisfied with my fitness and diet. I let myself get lazy, skip the gym, and consume a considerable amount of junk food. When you start to develop bad habits, it can sometimes feel near impossible to get out of them. However, I found that changing my breakfast routine made the biggest impact on improving my diet & fitness regimen. When I started my day with a hearty (and delicious) breakfast, I was more focused & motivated to continue doing healthy things throughout the day!
In this blog post, I want to share my go-to, easy-to-make, delicious, and fool-proof Overnight Oats recipe! Overnight oats have been a sensation for the past couple years, and there are countless recipes online – my recipe just so happens to be the best one… just saying!!
So, what are overnight oats? Essentially, overnight oats consist of quick oats + milk (or non-dairy milk) + flavour, left overnight in the fridge. When you go to eat it in the morning, the oats have softened, and you’re left with a tasty, pudding-like breakfast! It’s great, trust me. AND – since the main ingredient is oats, you’ll stay full for hours. I usually eat breakfast around 10am, and I don’t feel the need to eat lunch until 2pm or so!
What makes my recipe different? Well a few things. Let’s look into the ingredients…
When I’ve added the dry ingredients to my jar, I close the lid and give it a quick shake, to ensure that there’s no clumps in the protein powder.
The two wet ingredients you’ll need are 1/2 cup of vanilla almond milk, and 1/2 cup of coffee. The coffee is truly the star ingredient in my overnight oats! They give the oats a mocha flavour, and it tastes like you’re having a dessert for breakfast – except you’re not, you’re actually eating really healthy.
I’d recommend mixing the ingredients with a spoon inside the jar, then close up the lid and give it one last shake. Pop that bad-boy in the fridge for at least 8 hours, and you’ve got yourself a delicious breakfast! The oats keep you full for hours, the coffee gives you a morning boost, and the protein powder lifts your metabolism. Healthy and delicious!
I PROMISE that you will love this recipe. I mean, I have it for breakfast 5 out of 7 mornings a week. Since you can make this recipe in a mason jar, it’s easy to pop into your bag & take to school or work.
If you make this recipe, make sure to snap a picture & tag me on social media! Happy breakfast-ing!