You know what’s always intrigued and amazed me? The way that sitcoms often begin with everyone trickling into the kitchen, on a weekday morning, backpacks and briefcases in tow, to sit down—yes, sit down—for a well-rounded breakfast of scrambled eggs, toast and fruit salad. In my ideal world, this is how every single one of my days would begin. But for the majority (ie. all) of us, who don’t have the luxury of beginning our mornings the way the TV shows do, here’s another way to get some delicious nourishment into our bodies as we run out the door to reality.
Overnight oatmeal can be prepared ahead in bulk and stored for the week, requires no cooking, and incorporates three food groups into one cute little jar. It’s filling, it’s delicious, and it’s completely grab-and-go for those hectic mornings.
Happy school year everyone!
Ingredients PER Jar:
- ¼ cup whole grain oats
- 1/3 cup milk of your choice (ie. cows milk, soy milk, almond milk…)
- ¼ cup greek yogurt (any flavor, any %MF)
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- 1 tsp maple syrup
- 2 heaping tbsp. of fresh or frozen fruit of choice (I used mixed berries)
1) Combine all ingredients, using only half of fruit, in each jar
2) Secure lid and shake well until combined
3) Remove lid and add the remaining fruit to top the mixture
4) Replace lid, store in refrigerator, and let sit overnight (or for several hours) before eating (they will keep well in the fridge for up to one week)
Recipe adapted from http://yogaeatrun.com/home/2011/1/1/raspberry-vanilla-overnight-oats-recipe.html