Your alarm goes off, you groan inwardly at the lack of daylight between the window shades, and quietly wish it was Saturday rather than Monday. But instead of getting out of bed you snooze the alarm and go back to blissful slumber, hoping to return to that dream you were having about that character from that TV show you like (ahem, are addicted to). However, you then oversleep and – shock! you now have to rush to get ready for that very important presentation that your boss has been emphasising about for the past 2 weeks (isn’t that always the case?) and there is no time for breakfast. A banana on the go will have to do; a proper meal will have to wait until lunch time – a bitter thought your poor stomach will now hate you for.
However, this doesn’t have to be the case again. Overnight oats is an incredibly easy and low maintenance way to prepare a healthy breakfast for those on the go, and, when prepared in an appropriate container or lidded Mason jar (très hipster), can be eaten on the train whilst on the commute to work.
The run down:
Prep time: 5 mins
Cook time: 12 hours (chill)
Total time: 12 hours
- 1/3 cup rolled oats
- 1/2 Greek yoghurt
- 1/4 cup water
- 1/4 cup blueberries
- 1/4 cup rasperries
- 1/2 cup banana, smashed
- 1 tablespoon agave nectar or honey
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1. Combine ingredients and stir as required. Fruit may be stacked for added visuals.
2. Cover and refrigerate overnight for at least 12 hours.
3. Enjoy the very next morning!
So tell us, how do you like your overnight oats? Let us know in the comments below!