They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day. So today, on shapeupafrican, I am going to show you how to make overnight oatmeal that you can make without cooking and enjoy in the morning. It is totally delicious and great for you. This overnight oatmeal has become a complete staple in my house just like this spiced veggie scramble eggs and this low-carb coconut pancake. LOVE!
What I love about it is that it all gets put together the night before and in the morning, you can either eat it cold or heat it up and it’s just ready to go for you. Overnight oats are one of my favorite meals of all time I think this is the easiest and one of the most delicious ways of eating a healthy well-balanced breakfast.
Overnight oatmeal – The basic recipe
The basic recipe couldn’t be simpler: you’ll start with 1/3 of a cup or approximately 4 tablespoons of oats in a mason jar or a container with a lid, to that you can add one tablespoon of chia seeds, or you could substitute with protein powder, also add 1 cup of the milk of your choice ( I love coconut milk), a quarter cup of greek yogurt (this is totally optional) for an extra protein boost, and then whatever flavors you choose.
Overnight oatmeal – The flavoring
You should know by now how much I looooove berries. It’s a simple but insanely addition to overnight oatmeal. But let me tell you, the flavor possibilities are absolutely endless. Use your creativity here. Some of my favorite flavoring combinations include; pineapple-mango-vanilla extract, carrot-maple syrup-cinnamon (oh yum), banana-strawberry and blueberry-lemon, double yum!
Overnight oatmeal – The topping
To add some crunch to your overnight oatmeal, include some nuts like pecans, peanuts, almonds, or even tiger nuts. Banana cor plantain chips work fine too. Just suit your taste buds. Anything that suits your fancy is perfectly o.k. Last, add some extra flavor with coconut shavings, shaved chocolate for added decadence or some orange rind to give it some zest. Oh-so-delicious!
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- 4 tbsps. oats
- 1 tbsp. chia seeds
- 1 cup (coconut, almond or cow) milk
- 2 tbsps. unsweetened greek yogurt
- 2 tbsps. mixed nuts of choice
- 1 tbsp. coconut shavings
- A drizzle of maple syrup or stevia for sweetness
- Add all ingredients to a mason jar or any jar with a lid.
- Store in the fridge overnight and enjoy in the morning.
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