Overnight Oats

I like an easy, healthy breakfast that starts my day with the good stuff and keeps me full through the morning, and overnight oats do the trick. There are tons of variations out there, but I’ve learned that a simple recipe with a few twists lead to a simple and satisfying start to my week. I make three at a time, usually on a Sunday or Monday night and eat them over the next several days. The recipe below is a general idea but you can vary it as much as you like.

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¼ – ½ cup of dry old-fashioned oats
½-1 cup of almond milk (or your choice of milk/alternative)
Fruit or other toppings – suggestions include blueberries, bananas, cinnamon, flax seeds, chia seeds, cacao nibs, walnuts or chocolate chips

Start with the dry oats in your mason jar (or other container) and add your toppings. I almost always include a small handful of blueberries and occasionally add cut up bananas, as I’ve done here. In this instance I also added a sprinkle of cinnamon. You can add any combination of toppings, using the suggestions above or your own ideas. Next, add your liquid to the jar, using 1-1½ times the amount of oats, or generally covering the oats and a portion of your toppings. Refrigerate overnight and enjoy the next day!

Note: You can adjust the ingredients accordingly and there’s no need to heat anything up at any point in the process, including no need to cook your oats!

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