Overnight oats

Overnight oats

The clock goes off and you immediately reach for the snooze button. This repeats itself a few times and suddenly, there are only 20 minutes left to get out the door to work. There is no time for a healthy breakfast and buying it at the station is expensive. What to do now?

This is basically my every morning on Fridays (and sometimes even Thursdays already), when I am tired of a long week of working and I just can’t seem to get out of bed. That is when these overnight oats are the perfect breakfast idea, since you can make this recipe the night before and it is easy to take with me on the road.

For this recipe, you need:

  • Oats, I prefer the ones with bigger flakes
  • (Skinny) milk, I use long-life milk
  • Cinnamon powder
  • Cocoa powder
  • Protein powder
  • Chia seeds
  • Flax seeds
  • Fruits, I prefer blueberries and banana
  • 1 tablespoon of honey
Cinnamon in overnight oats

As said before, you can prepare the most in the evening. You start by putting the oats in a bowl or a container. I usually put it in a container that I can take with me the next morning. I then pour the milk on top of it, just enough that all are properly soaked, but not more than that. Then I put the cinnamon, cacao, protein powder and the honey in and I mix everything together. Then, I put it in the fridge overnight. I always use frozen blueberries, so I put a handful of blueberries in a separate bowl as well to let them defrost overnight as well.

In the morning, I take both bowls out of the fridge and I add the blueberries, flax seeds and chia seeds to the mix as well. I cut the banana’s in little pieces and add them as well. Then, I mix everything up and that’s it already! You can also let the seeds soak in the milk, but they get a little slimy, which I personally don’t like, but it would be quicker.

This recipe adds healthy sugars and vitamins from the fruits, healthy fats from the seeds, protein from the protein powder and slow releasing carbohydrates and fibers from the oats. The honey also helps with adding some antioxidants, just like the cocoa powder and the cinnamon powder. In addition, they all add a lot of flavour to the mix. Therefore, it makes for a perfectly healthy, well-rounded breakfast that you can take on the go!

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Lots of love,

Lisa

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