It’s never too late to jump on the Overnight Oats Train. This quick and easy breakfast idea has been all over social media and in every major magazine for a while now. However, I still get lots of people asking me how to make this dreamy little concoction. It seems so simple when you read about it, but something goes awry when actually trying to prepare it.
All of the recipes I see look wonderful. Keep in mind though, the more stuff you add in, the higher the calorie content.
Here is my simple, 3 ingredients recipe for Overnight Oats:
1/2 cup Old Fashioned Oats
1 cup Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk (any milk will work)
1 tbsp Chia Seeds
Put the ingredients in a jar with a lid and shake ’em up! That’s it. Simple. You can also stir them up in a bowl. They say “overnight”, but the oats absorb the milk quickly. The oats pictured in this blog post only soaked for 30 minutes.
Store this mixture in the fridge. When you’re ready to eat, you can add in whatever you like. I ALWAYS add protein; either protein powder, or I eat the oats over Greek yogurt. Some of my other favorite add-ins are berries and nuts. When needed, I use a few drops of SweetLeaf Liquid Stevia sweetener.
I use chia seeds as a main ingredient because not only do they make it creamier, but they add some fat and fiber. If you choose to omit them, I would only use 3/4 cup of milk.
Overnight Oats are not only perfect for Breakfast, they’re a great pre or post workout meal. Hope you love them as much as I do!