Prep Time: 5 minutes Yield: 1 serving
I'm on this new "early bird gets the worm" kick and I'm loving it. I've wanted to be an early riser for YEARS now but my body just wasn't having it. So, I took it upon myself to use my jet lag from my recent trip to Europe to my advantage and I've been getting up near 6am everyday. It's M-A-G-I-C.
Having an easy breakfast option is the key to this process for me. I don't like sweets in the morning, and I don't like heavy foods like meat or eggs. Enter: overnight oats. No cooking required, unlimited variations of recipes, super quick prep time, and I get to eat out of a mason jar like a cool little hipster!
I actually started soaking and rinsing my oats before I pack them up in individual servings. In the morning, I scoop out 2 cups (4 servings) of oats into a large mixing bowl and submerge them in water. At the end of the day, I strain the oats, rinse them in the colander, and then scoop them out into 4 mason jars. Because they have been soaking, they've absorbed water so each jar now gets about 1 cup of soaked and rinsed oats. From there...I follow the instructions below except with HALF AS MUCH LIQUID. If oats ever make you feel a little bloated or anything like that, try it this way!
WHAT YOU NEED
- 1/2 cup steel cut oats (soaked and rinsed as mentioned above)
- 1/2 cup liquid (we use vanilla soy milk because it makes the oats creamy and adds more protein)
- recycled class jars (around 16 oz each)
- vanilla bean
- chia seeds
- unsweetened dried fruit (raisins, dates, apricots)
- fresh fruit
- frozen fruit
- nut butters (peanut butter, almond butter, coconut butter, etc)
- PB2 (powdered peanut butter)
- unsweetened dried coconut
- fresh coconut
- protein powder
- hemp seeds
- anything your heart desires
WHAT TO DO
- Place all ingredients in your jar and shake vigorously for about 1 minute until well combined. No cooking required, enjoy the oats straight from the jar! They last up ti 3 days in the refrigerator.