I think it’s time we made breakfast cool again- and we can start with overnight oats. They look amazing, taste divine, and usually take one minute to prepare. We’ve been told for too long that if we work out in the morning on an empty stomach we’re going to shed ALL the fat. Of course there will always be pros and cons regarding the first meal of the day, but I want to give a voice to the breakfast enthusiasts out there, and maybe a couple of ideas on how to spice up our first meal each day. Just for fun.
The general rule when making overnight oats is that you mix one part oats, and one part liquid (regular milk, soy milk, coconut milk, anything you like). If you prefer steel cut oats, then add a little bit more liquid. Next you add nuts, dried fruit, coconut flakes, and anything that has a flavor you like, mix it and leave it in the fridge for at least 3 hours- ideally overnight, hence the name overnight oats. In the morning you can top this with nuts or fresh fruit, or any topping of your choice. Here are my top 3 favorite recipes for overnight oats.
1. Peanut Butter Banana Overnight Oats
What you need: oatmeal, soy milk, half a banana (cut into small pieces), and a teaspoon of peanut butter.
If the banana doesn’t sweeten it enough, you can also add some honey or maple syrup. And here’s a nifty little trick: if you only have a bit of peanut butter left in the jar, you can add this lovely mixture straight in there, and by the time you wake up you only need to give it a whirl and you’re good to go- and your jar will be easier to wash afterwards!
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