Healthy New Year’s Breakfast – Overnight Oatmeal

Who doesn’t love overnight oatmeal (or oatmeal in general) this time of year? With cold, rain-turns-to-snow mornings, few things are more satisfying and comforting as a warm, gooey bowl of oatmeal. Except maybe delicious oatmeal you don’t have to worry about in the morning!

 I love this easy, endlessly customizable recipe. Not only is it healthy and delicious, it’s perfect for a grab-‘n’-go breakfast. It’s especially great if you work out before work and need a high protein belly to get you ready for the day.

Overnight Oatmeal

The variations to this recipes are endless! The foundation of the recipe includes the following:

  • 1/4 cup rolled oats (make sure they are gluten-free if you have a gluten sensitivity)
  • 1 scoop (or serving)of protein powder (I use whey isolates)
  • 2 Tbsp of chia seeds
  • Optional 1 Tbsp psyllium husks (I like this as it aids in fulness for hours I’ve noticed)

Directions:

  • Mix or shake all the primary ingredients in a mason jar before adding 1 cup of milk of choice (I use almond unsweetened vanilla, you can use coconut, soy, plain almond, rice, cow’s milk, or another variation)
  • Shake this up until there are NO more clumps
  • Refergerate overnight

Flavor variations:

Clementine

  • 1 clementine, diced
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp almond extract
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 Tbsp of crushed walnuts.

Blueberry:

  • 1/3 cup blueberries
  • 2 Tbsp nut of choice
  • 2 Tbsp of yogurt

Pumpkin

  • 1/3 cup pumpkin purre
  • Omit chia seeds
  • 1 tsp pumpkin spice
  • 1 Tbsp maple syrup (pure maple syrup)

Enjoy starting your day off healthy in 2015!

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