No matter what your mornings look like, it can be hard to find time to make a balanced breakfast. One easy solution? Prep your meal the night before. Overnight oats can be the perfect way to start the day on the right foot with a good-for-you breakfast.
Here’s a basic recipe you can mix up in the evening. Finish it off in the morning with one of the add-in combos below!
Basic Overnight Oats
Makes 1 serving
Prep: 3 min + at least 1 hour in refrigerator Cook: 0 min
⅓ cup rolled oats
⅓ cup 2% lowfat Greek yogurt
⅓ cup unsweetened almond milk
1 Tbsp chia seeds
Use a bowl or jar with a lid. Add all the ingredients and mix well. Cover mixture with the lid and refrigerate overnight.
In the morning, remove the lid and mix well again. Add one of the mix-in combos listed below, stir, and serve.
Serving size: 1 cup
Calories: 323; Total fat: 14 g; Saturated fat: 3 g; Sodium: 91 mg; Cholesterol: 8 mg; Total carbs: 35 g; Fiber: 14 g; Sugars: 3 g; Protein: 17 g; Potassium: 269 mg
When you’re ready to eat, it’s time to add some flavor to your oats. This takes just moments and will raise your recipe to the next level. Here are five delicious combos to try:
|PB&J||1 tablespoon natural peanut butter + ¼ cup raspberries|
|Coconut Crunch||1 teaspoon shredded coconut + 1 tablespoon sliced almonds|
|Pumpkin Pie||2 teaspoons canned pumpkin + ¼ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice|
|Apple Spice||¼ cup chopped apple + ¼ teaspoon cinnamon + ⅛ teaspoon nutmeg|
|Chocolate-Covered Strawberry||1 teaspoon cocoa powder + ½ cup sliced strawberries|