Overnight Oats

The weather in DC is HOT. But that doesn’t mean my morning oats ritual is gone. Lately, instead of eating hot oats, I have them cold!

Overnight oats are exactly what the name says-oats that prepare themselves overnight.  Overnight, the oats soak up the liquid, making it dense and delicious, and making my morning a little brighter. The best part? It requires no cooking, just combining the ingredients!

Many bloggers have turned me to this way of prepping oats and I thank you all. It has changed my life. If you try it, it will change yours too. I promise.

To start gather the following ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup oats for fiber and to help lower cholesterol
  • 1/2 soy or skim milk for protein
  • 1 tbsp Chia Seeds for Omega-3’s and to help thicken the oats
  • 1/3 of a banana for potassium and flavor
  • 1 tbsp flax for extra fiber and nutrients (optional)
  • Sprinkle of raisins for some sweetness
  • Dash of pumpkin pie spice & Cinnamon for natural flavor

To make the oats, combine all ingredients into a bowl (or favorite jar).

Then the tricky part: you wait.

Overnight the oats and chia seeds soak up the milk for the morning!

I top mine with a sprinkle of granola/cereal and teaspoon of peanut butter

Deelicious! If you don’t have Chia Seeds, you’ll need to vary the recipe to get that extra creaminess. Simply reduce your milk to 1/4 cup and add 1/4 cup plain, fat-free yogurt. Problem solved!

The great part about overnight oats is that you can make them however you choose! I sometimes like to add frozen berries, coconut, or flax seeds to spice it up. Add a variety of your favorite fruits, nuts and seeds for a personalized breakfast and a great start to your day. Have it Your Weigh.

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