My mornings, despite my best efforts, are ALWAYS hectic. Between my toddlers, my dog and trying to squeeze in a quick yoga/meditation practice and or writing session before getting everyone walked, dressed, lunches/backpacks prepared and out the door by 7am, mornings are a flurry of activity.
Feeding myself and my kiddos is honestly the most difficult part of this equation. Breakfast is so important, especially for the little ones, but squeezing it all in is tricky. So many of the easy grab and go breakfasts out there are super processed and full of sugars and additives. I'm not interested in fueling my body that way.
I've been on a clean eating kick lately, and this easy recipe for high protein overnight oats has been a life saver!
I prepare my oats directly in a mason jar and take them with me before I head out the door. Preparation couldn't be easier and the ingredients of the oats mixture are protein rich, leaving me sated and satisfied.
Best of all, my toddlers gobble the overnight oats up, which, considering that it's all natural and organic, is a WIN!!!
I'm still having trouble convincing my husband to jump on the overnight oats bandwagon. But I'm working on him....working....
Here's the recipe for the high protein overnight oats:
1/2 cup oats
3/4 cups almond milk
1 tablespoon chia seeds
1 tablespoon raw honey (or grade B maple syrup)
1 teaspoon almond butter
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
*You can add goodies to this mix as well. E.g. berries, nuts, granola, chocolate chips......go wild!
**I use organic ingredients when I prepare my high protein overnight oats.
Here's what to do:
Put your ingredients in a mason jar or mug in whatever order you wish. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
In the morning, grab and go!
Seriously, that's it!
Before you indulge, give your oats a good stir to combine all of the ingredients. You can eat it as it is, at room temperature, or pop your jar/mug in the microwave for warm oats.
Easy high protein overnight oats - a life saver!!!!!