Overnight Oatmeal

Recipes and Food

Often the mornings are a bit of a rush and breakfast can often be missed, even though we all know that having a healthy, nutritious breakfast is important to have an energetic and bright start to the day. Overnight oatmeal is a super easy way to prepare breakfast in advance so that when the morning comes and time is pressing, you can just grab a delicious, fast, homemade meal and head out the door.  This basic oatmeal recipe can be spiced up in 5 different ways, shown below – 1 for each day of the week, and is a great way to start your day on a positive and tasty note!

Thanks http://thedomesticgeek.com/archives/441 for this recipe!

For the basic oatmeal:

1/3 cup rolled oats

1 tbsp chia seeds

¼ cup Greek yogurt

¼ – ½ cup almond milk (soy, hemp, rice or dairy work too)

Carrot Cake

¼ cup carrot, shredded

1 tbsp maple syrup

2 tbsp pecan, chopped (optional)

¼ tsp cinnamon

Blueberry Lemon

1 tbsp blueberry jam

½ tsp lemon rind

¼ tsp vanilla extract

¼ cup blueberry

Chocolate Strawberry

1 tbsp honey

1 tsp cocoa powder

1 tbsp chocolate, shavings

¼ cup strawberries, hulled and sliced

Banana Nut

1 tbsp honey

1 tbsp natural nut butter

2 tbsp walnuts, chopped (optional)

½ banana, sliced

Pina Colada

1 tbsp honey

1 tsp coconut, shredded

1 tbsp almonds, slivered

¼ cup pineapple, diced

Combine all of the ingredients in a mason jar.

Add less milk or more milk based on how thick you prefer your oatmeal.

Shake well and refrigerate overnight.

Enjoy it cold, straight from the fridge or heat it up for a healthy, hot breakfast!

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