Overnight oats are a great way to start your day with a nutritious breakfast. They are quick and easy to make and can also be customized with many delicious ingredients. Plus, you can make them ahead of time and refrigerate them for up to five days, making them the ultimate meal prep breakfast idea.
Here’s why oats are a good option and a few recipes to get you inspired:
Overnight oats are full of essential vitamins, minerals, and healthy fats that will help fuel you throughout the day. They’re also packed with fiber, which enables you to stay fuller longer and can aid in digestion. Adding nutrient-rich ingredients like fruits, nuts, seeds, or even protein powder to your overnight oats can further increase their nutritional value and kick off your day with a nutritious breakfast.
Easy to Make & Customize
Overnight oats require minimal prep work—simply mix some rolled oats with liquid (like almond milk) and throw it in the fridge for 8 hours or overnight. Additionally, you can customize them however your heart desires—add a spoonful of nut butter for protein; top with fresh fruit for antioxidants; sprinkle chia seeds for extra fiber; or stir in some honey for a touch of sweetness. The possibilities are truly endless!
Good For Your Wallet
Overnight oats are inexpensive and easy to make in bulk batches, so you’ll have breakfast ready all week. Plus, they don’t require fancy equipment or expensive ingredients—a mason jar is all you need. This makes them perfect for busy mornings when time is limited, but you still want to eat something wholesome and nutritious.
Overnight oats offer plenty of health benefits while being easy on the wallet and easy to make. With just five minutes of preparation before bedtime, these tasty treats will have you looking forward to waking up each morning and starting your day the right way.
Let me leave you with a few of my favorite recipes:
Blueberry & Honey Overnight Oats: If you’re looking for something light but full of flavor—this is your go-to recipe. Start by combining old-fashioned rolled oats with almond milk, then add 1 tablespoon of chia seeds, ½ teaspoon vanilla extract, 1 tablespoon of honey, and ½ cup fresh or frozen blueberries. Once everything is combined, cover up your mixture, then store it in the refrigerator overnight.
Chocolate Coconut Overnight Oats:Start by combining old-fashioned rolled oats with almond milk. Add 1 tablespoon cacao powder, 1 tablespoon unsweetened shredded coconut flakes, 1 tablespoon chia seeds, and 1 tablespoon maple syrup (or honey). Mix well, and store it in the refrigerator overnight.
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