If like me, you aren’t a morning person and struggle waking up, then you’ll understand the struggle of trying to have a super healthy and nutritious breakfast whilst getting ready for the day ahead of you. (Honestly I swear time goes faster in the morning than it does during the rest of the day!)
We’ve all been lectured on the importance of a healthy breakfast to promote a healthy lifestyle and encourage weight loss, but there just aren’t enough hours in the day. Until now!
Overnight oats have become a life saver for me, especially when I know I’ll be rushing about the morning to follow. They’re so quick and easy and so versatile that they’re practically impossible not to love!
With a calorie count ranging between 250-350 calories, overnight oats are a brilliant breakfast! The calories really depend on the amount of fruit you use and the fruit itself! But remember breakfast should always contain a decent amount of calories, it’s the meal that supports your day!
So this is my overnight oats recipe! (You can change the fruit about if you wish)
- Small handful of blueberries
- Small handful of raspberries (chopped)
- 1/2 cup of oats (pure oats for me and anyone else who needs gluten free!)
- 1/4 cup of almond milk or natural yogurt
- 1 table spoon of flax seed (optional but flax seed has became my holy grail).
- If you aren’t that bothered about the presentation, this method is perfect for you, it takes about five minutes to make and even less to eat!
- Mix all ingredients together in a bowl, preferably with a wooden spoon.
- Once the mixture is a nice oatmeal consistency (I like mine extra thick) pop it into a food container, then pop the container in the fridge!
- Leave it in the fridge over night for the oats to absorb the milk/yogurt and for the whole mixture to chill.
- The following morning take it out the fridge and your breakfast is served!
- Doesn’t it look so good!
- If you do prefer the presentation side then this method works just as well but will take a little longer!
- Blend or mash your chosen fruit together and put to one side for later.
- Start with a layer of yogurt at the bottom of your container (for this I used a small tumbler).
- Next place a similar sized layer of oats on top of the yogurt.
- Continue layering the yogurt and oats on top of each other until you have used up both ingredients or have about half an inch left of your container.
- Then take your fruit mixture and place that on top of the layered yogurt and oats mixture.
- Place in the fridge overnight.
- In the morning, take the mixture out of the fridge. You can either eat the overnight oats as they are or mix it together, both ways taste great!