As winter approaches here in Melbourne, it gets more and more difficult to haul ones self out of bed for work in the mornings.
So, there must be some sort of motivation to get up and moving, right? 😛
Making up this yummy concoction the night before, will surely get you excited about the morning to come!
Overnight oats is simply oats that is soaked in the liquid of our choice overnight. They literally absorb the liquid you put them in, and grow into a bowlful of wonderfulness.
The best thing is NO COOKING involved!!! 😀 They are so easy.
Another great thing is there are so many variations you can try too. Switch up the liquids for different thickness and change up the fruits and fillings for variety.
Oats are a healthy way to kick start your day! They not only keep you fuller for longer due to their low GI index. But, can help reduce cholesterol levels and aid in digestion with its high soluble fiber content. (Your gut and heart will thank you!)
Have it for breakfast or if you are like me find it difficult to eat with a spoon and drive :P, have it for morning tea. It really does take you all the way to lunch, due to all its goodness.
adapted from katheats.com
1/3 – 1/2 cup Milk or Juice (depending on how thick you like it)
1/3 cup Yogurt
1/2 cup Fruit (I like banana, rhubarb compote and frozen berries)
1/4 tsp Chia Seeds
Do this the night before
Mix oats, liquid, yogurt and chia seeds in a separate bowl
Layer the fruits and compote with the wet oat mixture in a of choice in a container (I used small sized Weck jars)
Place lid on and leave in the fridge overnight
Next morning, remove from the fridge and enjoy
You can also add crunchy granola as well for something special, if you have time.
Enjoy and start the day right, with a smile 🙂