Hold on. Stop everything you're doing and read about how this meal prep tip changed my routine in a BIG way!
The meal that is the hardest for me to plan and actually follow through with is breakfast. The crazy part about this is that breakfast food is my favorite! So, I always wish that I had time to eat it.
I was doing some meal planning and I was trying to come up with something for breakfast that took no time at all, but was really tasty. I know, I know. This is a tall order and one of those "you can't have your cake and eat it too" type of requests. But, I came across "overnight oats" and decided to try it out! The ingredients are minimal, and the prep time is minimal. With overnight oats, you can put a variety of different things in a glass jar, no cooking necessary, and stick it in the fridge the night before you plan on eating it. You can even make multiple jars to prep for a couple days at a time.
This first time I tried it, I was so surprised with the flavor and the consistency. I used oatmeal, yogurt, almond milk, cinnamon, strawberries, and almond butter. I've tried other ingredients like blueberries, nuts, blackberries, cocoa powder, protein powder, bananas, and more. There are so many options! Once I started prepping overnight oats, it made my mornings so much more manageable. I felt like I was having a really hearty breakfast that I could eat while enjoying my coffee and watching the news or on the way out the door in a hurry.
Raspberry Yogurt Overnight Oats
1 Handful Raspberries
2/3 cup Rolled oats
2 tsp Cocoa powder (I like to use Tropeaka brand)
3 tbsp coconut yogurt
2/3 cup almond/coconut milk
1 tbsp almond butter
Add in oats to bottom of glass jar
Add in almond or coconut milk
Add in cocoa powder and give it a mix
Add in almond butter
Add in coconut yogurt
Add in raspberries
Put the lid on the jar and place in refrigerator overnight
Servings good for 3-5 days. However, I've noticed that I don't like to make more than 3 jars at a time. By the 4th day, they loose a bit of their freshness.
Enjoy cold (which is how I eat it) or give it a zap in the microwave!
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