Healthy New Year’s Breakfast – Overnight Oatmeal

Who doesn’t love overnight oatmeal (or oatmeal in general) this time of year? With cold, rain-turns-to-snow mornings, few things are more satisfying and comforting as a warm, gooey bowl of oatmeal. Except maybe delicious oatmeal you don’t have to worry about in the morning!


 I love this easy, endlessly customizable recipe. Not only is it healthy and delicious, it’s perfect for a grab-‘n’-go breakfast. It’s especially great if you work out before work and need a high protein belly to get you ready for the day.


The variations to this recipes are endless! The foundation of the recipe includes the following:

  1. 1/4 cup rolled oats (make sure they are gluten-free if you have a gluten sensitivity)

  2. 1 scoop (or serving)of protein powder (I use whey isolates)

  3. 2 Tbsp of chia seeds

  4. Optional 1 Tbsp psyllium husks (I like this as it aids in fulness for hours I’ve noticed)

Directions:

  1. Mix or shake all the primary ingredients in a mason jar before adding 1 cup of milk of choice (I use almond unsweetened vanilla, you can use coconut, soy, plain almond, rice, cow’s milk, or another variation)

  2. Shake this up until there are NO more clumps

  3. Refergerate overnight

Flavor variations:


Clementine

  1. 1 clementine, diced

  2. 1 tsp vanilla extract

  3. 1/4 tsp almond extract

  4. 1 tsp cinnamon

  5. 2 Tbsp of crushed walnuts.

Blueberry:

  1. 1/3 cup blueberries

  2. 2 Tbsp nut of choice

  3. 2 Tbsp of yogurt

Pumpkin

  1. 1/3 cup pumpkin purre

  2. Omit chia seeds

  3. 1 tsp pumpkin spice

  4. 1 Tbsp maple syrup (pure maple syrup)

Enjoy starting your day off healthy in 2015!


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