I am always on the go. Being on the go means the need for quick and simple recipes to make sure I’m set up for success and prepared to fuel my body correctly. Because so many of us are on the go, we often compromise what we eat for breakfast. By making something a head of time, we can just “Grab and Go…” With this easy recipe, you can literally grab it from the fridge, and go!! whether you open and eat it immediately, or take it to work and eat while in the morning meeting, etc. Breakfast is a huge part of your day, it is what sets the tone for your body. Don’t skip breakfast, your body and mind need it.
Growing up, oatmeal was definitely a staple in our house. It is full of fiber, it gives you energy, and it can have many different flavors. I use to love the maple & brown sugar or the Apple and cinnamon flavors!! As I grew up, I realized how much sugar was added to these packets, so I started buying the unflavored/ unsweetened packets and then would add my own flavors. This is always an ok way to enjoy oats, but to take it another step further, I have created a really quick, homemade recipe. You can make a few servings the night before and then place it in your fridge to soak overnight. by keeping it in the fridge, it will keep freshness for up to 4-5 days. You can eat cold or warm up with a little added liquid the following morning.
I love getting creative with flavors, so you can add whatever nuts or fruits you would like. The possibilities are endless. I have created a pretty basic overnight oat recipe that you can add and subtract from, as long as you keep the main guidelines in mind. When you make it at home, you know what quality ingredients have been put into your food, as well as no added preservatives, and made with your love & care. Instead of maple syrup, to sweeten, you can use stevia (an herb) OR blended/ mashed up fruit.
If you make the recipe, I would love for you to comment or tag me!! I always love hearing from you and what your inner creator has decided to come up with!
1/2 Cup Rolled Oats
1/2 Cup Almond milk (unsweetened Vanilla is my favorite)
1 Tablespoon Chia seeds
1/4 teaspoon Cinnamon
A pinch of salt
1 Tablespoon Maple syrup
Topping: If you would like to add some fruit topping, have some chopped up fruit ready to throw on top in the morning. Bananas, blueberries, apples, strawberry, or Mango go well!! So in the morning you can quickly top and go!
-Add all the ingredients in a jar or bowl, with an airtight lid. Mix the ingredients well and then put the lid on, and pop it in the fridge! Let the oats sit overnight and then consume the following morning. Top with sliced fruit if preferred. Enjoy within a few days and then repeat the process for the next few days again. If you prefer your oats warm, you can quickly heat them straight out of the fridge, its a bit thick with the chia seeds, so adding a little extra liquid the next day is totally fine! Enjoy beautifuls.