I need to add more oats to my diet. I am a total creature of habit. I pretty much have the same breakfast and lunch every day. I needed to mix it up – variety is the spice of life, right? I kept seeing overnight oats everywhere I looked – like a subliminal message, I thought I would make a batch last night (after three days away in three states for a short holiday) and see how it tasted. Well as you may or many not know, I’ve been clean eating for about 8-9 months. Avoiding pretty much anything processed, loaded with preservatives, meat and striving to be as clean as possible. Okay enough about that! So I wanted to add only clean ingredients to my overnight refrigerated oatmeal. It took me about 2 minutes to assemble and have in the fridge. I anxiously awaited the morning and the taste test… to be continued.
1/3 cup of rolled oats (organic and gluten free)
1/3 cup of unsweetened almond milk (or whatever milk you use)
1/2 of a sliced banana
2 teaspoons of powdered peanut butter (I use an organic Just Great Stuff)
1/2 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon of protein powder (I used Cabot unflavored)
1 teaspoon almond or another nut butter
Add all ingredients to a jar, bowl or container. Give it a good stir and cover. Refrigerate overnight. Uncover, give another good stir and add whatever toppings you prefer. Enjoy! In the summer this cool breakfast hit the spot and kept me filled till lunch. Seriously, it tasted so good! I added a tsp of almond butter, fresh blueberries and toasted slivered almonds. Then I started thinking of all of the flavor combinations that would work. Plus vegan! Bonus. Then my mind went to the winter, I’m thinking leaving a room temperature to take the chill out or microwaving for a few seconds will be heavenly.
— Knead to Cook