Overnight oatmeal is easy to do because you prepare it the night before, throw it in your fridge and then grab it in the morning. I love using mason jars for this purpose!
1/2 cup quick oats or rolled oats
1 cup milk of choice or even water
toppings and ingredients will vary which is why I’ve included some combos to try below.
Here are the combos to try:
Combo 1: half a banana sliced, sliced almonds, shredded coconut
Combo 2: 1 tsp cocoa powder, 1 tsp cocoa nibs, 1 tsp sweetener
Combo 3: 1/4 cup frozen blueberries, 1/2 tsp turmeric, 1 tsp maple syrup
Combo 4: half chopped pear, 2 tsp chia seeds, sweetener, 1/2 tsp ground ginger
Combo 5: 1 Tablespoon peanut butter, half sliced banana, 2 tsp cocoa powder
Combo 6: dash of cinnamon, pinch of salt, drizzle of syrup, splash of vanilla extract
Combo 7: scoop of yogurt, 1/4 cup frozen blueberries, sweetener
Combo 8: 2 tsp tahini, 2 Tablespoon dark or semi-sweet chocolate chips, dash of vanilla extract, pinch of salt, sweetener (I prefer maple syrup)
Combo 9: 1 Tablespoon chia seeds, sweetener, 1/4 cup pecans
1. Add the oats and milk to the jar/container plus any additional ingredients. I prefer a 2:1 ratio because I like my oatmeal runnier, but if you want a thicker consistency, I would use a 1:1 ratio of oats to liquid.
2. Cover and give it a good shake.
3. Place jar/container in the fridge.
4. The next day, remove from fridge. It can be eaten as is or heated up and eaten warm.
Oatmeal is a whole grain so it contains 4 grams of fiber per cup. Did you know women should aim for 25 g of fiber a day and men need even more, 35 g of fiber a day? The benefits of having a whole grains at the start of your day ensures a slow release of energy and can keep you full through the morning. The additional nutrients from the healthy fats you have added slow down the digestion process. Go easy on the sweetener of your choice, whether it be maple syrup (my favorite), honey, brown sugar, monk fruit, stevia, etc.