Today's Easy Tasty Overnight Oats Recipe comes from our favorite fitness gurl, Jenn!
So, I don't know about you, but I make my husband (and myself) breakfast every morning. (Insert virtual back pat here). Now, I could make this post super long and totally lie to you and tell you that it takes me hours, is such a hardship, and a sacrifice I make for my family. Don't get me wrong, I do this breakfast-preparation-for-the-man-of-my-dreams in secret so this man 'o mine never knows how incredibly easy his morning nourishment is to create... but that's my problem.
The internet is littered with overnight oats recipes that have you buying weird things that taste gross and make you want to chew on last night's broccoli leftovers rather than eat the gloop you spent hours preparing.
I'm much more simple (some would say "simple-minded") and picky than that. I need something SUPER easy, SUPER fast, SUPER tasty, and SUPER nutritious without ever having to think about it.
Now, this "recipe" can be completely customized by throwing in all kinds of stuff in: granola, bananas, berries, jam, chocolate chips, pecans, sweet potato, M&Ms, Reeses Butter Cups, Take 5 bars...OK, have to stop there.
I use a scale because it's more accurate and tons easier than measuring everything out. My hubby doesn't give a flip, but I love to play little mind games with myself and undercut the grams so I can sneak little bites of my children's leftovers without feeling guilty. (Can I get a virtual high-five?!)
First, measure out your oats (40g for a serving).
Then, a teaspoon (or more) of chia. This provides Omega 3s and helps rid your system of toxins.
Next, I add my fave protein powder and, again, play mind games by undercutting the serving size.
Finally, add cashew milk (or almond, or regular, or goat, you get the picture) to the consistency you prefer. I like mine fairly soupy, so I add about 3/4 cup of milk.
And the crucial final step: PECAN BUTTER! I add 10 grams, and there's usually no mind trippin' here as I want every drop (and what's left on the knife).
Just seal it up and place in the fridge. I have to hide mine in the drawer, so my husband doesn't get confused about which is his (mind game vs. no).
I so wish my kiddos loved this, too, but they are far too difficult to grant their mother this one request. They prefer bacon and eggs and grits and toast and fruit and... Yep, the life of a homeschool mama.
I hope this makes your mornings easy and blesses your family! It's very grab-and-go and super satisfying. Plus, you'll get major kudos and actual high-fives.