Do yourself a favor and prepare tomorrow’s healthy BREAKFAST BEFORE you go to BED!
Not to sound like a broken record, but I love oatmeal for breakfast! As you already know from my prior posts, I don’t only love it because it’s delicious, but also because it’s nutritional value makes it a super food. Warm yummy oatmeal is a perfect start to many mornings, and refrigerated overnight oats is the perfect start to the other mornings…..The mornings of summer where it’s hot out and your oatmeal can be yummy and somehow refreshing.
Overnight refrigerated oats are extremely easy to prepare. The idea is that the oats soak up the liquid and in essence “cook”, become thick and expand. All you need is a tupperware with a lid or a jar to put your concoction in, old fashioned rolled oats, a liquid (milk or water), and some creatively delicious toppings.
Here’s what I usually start with:
1/2 cup old fashioned rolled oats
dash of cinnamon
unsweetened vanilla almond milk (just enough to cover the oats in the jar)
Then I add in toppings that I would want to take part in the overnight fun of soaking! Toppings that usually make the cut in MY concoctions: (not all at once! I pick and choose based on what I’m in the mood for)
fruits: banana, figs, strawberries, blueberries, rasberries
mixins: peanut butter, almond butter, fruit jam, pumpkin puree
greek yogurt (makes it extra rich and creamy)
By the way, these don’t have to be in the container overnight, that’s just my personal preference…. Add them whenever you’d like!
Other add ons that I top my oats off with in the morning before indulging:
nuts: walnuts, almonds, pecans
dark chocolate chips
This morning I had a delicious serving of overnight oats with figs that soaked in my oats overnight. Time for me to hit the kitchen and see what fun I create for tomorrow’s healthy breakfast!