The mornings, as a general rule, aren’t exactly my finest hours. Cue my mom, dad, husband, everyone in my life collectively nodding their heads with a knowing smirk. I want my coffee and I want no one to speak words in my general direction. That said, I’m unfortunately not one of those people who wakes up and thinks a handful of almonds or banana can serve as a perfectly acceptable breakfast. I also workout in the mornings so a healthy breakfast of substance is particularly important but goodness knows I am not going to be making anything with my morning moods.
Enter overnight oats. I eat mine cold, straight from the fridge and Cameron enjoys taking his to work and snacking on them throughout morning. I know most people have heard about this concept before but this is the recipe we’ve perfected and as a bonus it’s filled with delicious ingredients that are also wonderful for your body. The protein powder, peanut butter, and oats keep you satiated while the cacao nibs and blueberries are a great source of antioxidants. Plus, the chia seeds, however, are an amazing superfood packed with essential nutrients such as phosphorous, calcium, potassium and Omega-3’s. Did you know that chia seeds are from the same family as mint and have been traditionally used as an important food source in Mexico and Central America for thousands of years? They were even a main food source for Aztec warriors! All this goodness in your breakfast. All you do is mix up the ingredients in a tupperware, bowl, or mason jar the night before, pop it in the fridge, and boom! Breakfast is ready to go when you are the following morning. I hope you enjoy.
- 1/4 cup rolled oats
- 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk (I prefer vanilla)
- 1 scoop Perfect Fit Protein (or any non-whey protein powder)
- 1 Tbs chia seeds
- 1 Tbs cacao nibs
- 1 Tbs peanut butter
- 1/4 cup blueberries
- 1 Tbs honey
- Mix all ingredients together in a mason jar or bowl.
- Cover and let sit in the fridge overnight.
- Optional to top with 1 Tbs of granola in the morning.
- I like to eat mine cold but I know some folks like to heat them up.
P.S. I’ll be back in the following weeks to share the six runner up recipes we tried.
P.P.S. If you are wondering, you can buy Perfect Fit here; however, any plant based protein will work fine.0