Social Spring’s New Breakfast Obsession: Overnight Oats
Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day, but sometimes it's hard to make breakfast AND make it to work on time. Instead, I started making my breakfast the night BEFORE.I was weary about trying overnight oats because the appeal of cold oatmeal quite frankly sounds gross to me. When I found myself eating a bag of chips for breakfast, I figured it was time to see what all these healthy food bloggers are raving about.
And WOW, I was surprised at how good overnight oats are!
I found this recipe on Kristine's Kitchen for Strawberry Chia Overnight Oats. If you're looking for a great breakfast option this is it. It has fiber, protein, and carbs and is guaranteed to keep you full most of the morning if you have a snacking problem like I do!
Here's the recipe:
- 1/2 cup old fashioned oats
- 1/2 cup of milk (I use unsweetened Vanilla almond milk!)
- 1/4 Greek yogurt (I substituted with vanilla whey protein powder)
- 1 teaspoon maple syrup (I use agave)
- 1/4 teaspoon of vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup of sliced strawberries
- 1/2 table of cinnamon (my add-on!)
Mix all the ingredients together into a jar and secure with a lid. Leave the oats in the refrigerator over night, and voila! Breakfast is ready for tomorrow.
I am telling you this has been a life-saver. I have now been eating a proper nutritional breakfast instead of a bag of Cheez-Its from the break room.
It's also better than grabbing a Sizzli from Wawa (although I still love you!).
Try the recipe for yourself and let me know if you like it!
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