Overnight oats are the perfect breakfast for those busy mornings. These are loaded with superfoods like flax, chia seeds, and blueberries!
Overnight oats. Is there a better (or easier) breakfast? Seriously. Throw a few things in a bowl at night, wake up to creamy deliciousness. I have overnight oats 5/7 days of the week.
Let’s look at why these oats are called superfood oats.
- flax meal – full of omega-3 fatty acids – the good fat. lots of fiber too.
- chia seeds – expand in your belly to help you feel fuller. and they’re adorable!
- blueberries – little bundles of scrumptious sweetness bursting with antioxidants.
- oats, bananas, greek yogurt… need I say more?
These are totally customizable too. Don’t like blueberries? No problem. You can use strawberries, apples, peaches, more banana… the possibilities are endless.
They’re really good eaten straight from the fridge, but in this weather there’s no way I’m eating something colder than me. I microwave them for 58 seconds (yes. 58.), stir, microwave for 58 more seconds, add cottage cheese (trust me, it’s good) and blueberries, then microwave for 26 more seconds. Then I top with peanut butter.
Please go do yourself a favor and stop looking at pins of cute kittens and hot guys and dream vacations and go make tomorrow’s breakfast. You’ll thank me in the morning. 🙂
If you look closely at the spoon, you can see my name and birthday. And a baby face!
- 1 cup almond milk
- 1 cup old fashioned oats
- 1 banana
- 2/3 cup greek yogurt
- 2 tbsp ground flax seed
- 1/2 tsp chia seeds
- optional: cinnamon, canned pumpkin, cottage cheese, protein powder, cane sugar, peanut butter, blueberries, etc.
- Start with a little almond milk on the bottom of your cup or bowl. Layer oats, yogurt, banana, flax meal, and chia seeds in whatever order you please. Refrigerate for about 3 hours or overnight.
- In the morning, either microwave for a few minutes or eat straight from the fridge! Top with peanut butter, blueberries, banana, nuts... you get the idea.
- Use flavored greek yogurt to get totally new flavored oats.
I make two at a time so I get two breakfasts in about 10 minutes. Sometimes I even go crazy and make a whole week’s worth!
What are your favorite oatmeal toppings?
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