Overnight Oats

This breakfast recipe is so great to make ahead and eat on the go.  I make several servings and have them ready to carry with me for breakfast or a mid-morning snack since they do not need to be heated up or anything. You can be creative with the fruits that you use and it changes the whole flavor of it! You could even do a different fruit for every day of the week.

Ingredients:

1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
1/4 cup steel cut oats (uncooked) or rolled oats (uncooked), steel cut has more texture
3/4 cup plain greek yogurt
1/2 cup fruit of your choice
1 Tbs chia seeds
stevia or honey, cinnamon (see variations of sweets/fruit below)

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Instructions:

  • All you do is put all of the ingredients into mason jars and shake OR if you don’t have mason jars, you can stir everything together in a tupperware with a whisk and seal the tupperware.
  • Once your jars or tupperware containers are sealed, store in the refrigerator over night. The next morning they are done!

No cooking required. The oats will naturally expand from the yogurt and the almond milk and the chia seed give it a pudding-like consistency. You could use an entire cup of fruit (1 purple) if you want, but I just felt like that was too much for one serving. And that allows you to save the other 1/2 fruit serving for another time of day.

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Fruit and add-in varieties:
Mango/1 tsp Honey/Almond Extract
Blueberries/1 tsp Maple Syrup
Unsweetened Applesauce/1 tsp Honey/Cinnamon
Banana/1 tsp Cocoa Powder/1 tsp Honey
Bananas/Peanut Butter (or PB2)/1 tsp Honey
Raspberries/Vanilla Extract

21 Day Fix Containers: 1 red/protein, 1.5 yellow/carb, 1/2 orange/seeds, 1/2 purple/fruit.  You can reduce the yellow count by using water instead of almond milk.

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