Monday, May 26, 2014

Overnight Oats



I've been seeing this talked about a lot amongst friends. I love having oatmeal for breakfast, and while cooing oatmeal is simple, I love how creamy and filling this version is. I would call this a "suped up" oatmeal since it's more than just oats- it has tons of calcium (milk- use regular, coconut, almond- any milk you like), protein (greek yogurt, or if you're like me, I love Kroger's CarbMaster yogurt), and healthy carbs (oats!). You can also top it with nuts (walnuts, almonds, or pecans), granola, or fresh fruit. I can eat it in the morning and I feel full until lunchtime.

There are many versions out on the internet, but I think this makes a great base and you can add your own varieties to make it your favorite!

I bought these 8-oz Ball jars at Kroger

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup old-fashioned (not quick cooking) oats
  • 1/4 cup milk (I use almond milk)
  • 3-oz Greek yogurt (I use 1/2 of 6-oz container of Kroger CarbMaster yogurt)
  • Pinch of cinnamon

Directions
  1. The night before you plan to eat your oats, assemble all ingredients above and mix well. Seal in an airtight container.
  2. Refrigerate the mixture overnight (they will be ready in about 5 hours, but overnight is best).
  3. Wake up and enjoy the next day!

I like to top mine with...

  • Fresh fruit- Sliced strawberries, blueberries or raspberries
  • Granola
  • Nuts- Crushed pecans, almonds, or walnuts

Source: Adapted from Lauren Conrad


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