Breakfast is the most important meal of the entire day. Think about it…you are literally “breaking” the “fast” your body has been in all night by eating. Getting your body out of that fasted state jump starts your metabolism so you efficiently burn calories all day long.
That being said, how many of you actually eat a healthy breakfast on a consistent basis?
I sure don’t.
I’m a hot mess in the morning and can hardly handle putting creamer in my coffee much less cooking breakfast.
I’m usually a “throw a piece of bread in the toaster, slap some nut butter on it and eat it on my drive to work” kind of person but I’m trying to get better.
I was recently inspired to switch up my breakfast routine when Christina from The Blissful Balance posted this Simple Vanilla Protein Overnight Oats recipe. I had seen 938749384 recipes for overnight oats before but they were just too complicated plus for some reason I thought you had to make them in a glass jar (you don’t).
I mean, “blueberry cheesecake overnight oats” and “cookie dough overnight oats” sound AMAZING but I’m not realistically going to make something like that on a regular basis.
I need EASY!
Fast forward to now: I’m OBSESSED with overnight oats. They’re my new healthy breakfast staple and I am excited to say that I have finally perfected the world’s easiest overnight oats recipe EVER!
No complicated ingredients, no added sugar, no stress in the morning and you don’t even need one of those fancy mason jars (I only did because I had to take pictures HA). Normally I just make my overnight oats in a little Tupperware.
- 1/2 cup rolled oats
- 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- pinch of salt
- dash of cinnamon
- Combine all ingredients in a tupperware or mason jar, cover and place in the refrigerator overnight. Top with desired toppings in the morning and enjoy.
- I do not like to sweeten things so if you do feel free to add some honey, maple syrup or whatever your favorite sweetener is.
This part is like going out for fro-yo. The yogurt it good but it’s the toppings you add that make it GREAT.
My go-to toppings for overnight oats are fresh fruit and nut butter but feel free to get crazy! I’ve seen people add granola, shredded coconut, cacao nips, nuts…seriously whatever the heck you’re feeling.
So, if you struggle to eat breakfast like me you HAVE TO try making overnight oats! They take less than 2 minutes to throw together and will keep you full for hours!
Even my boyfriend Bryce loved these overnight oats and that’s huge coming from someone who would prefer to drink bacon grease for breakfast if he could.
Enjoy and happy eating!
Have you ever made overnight oats?
What’s your favorite topping for overnight oats?
What’s your favorite go-to easy breakfast?
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