One thing I have always been really bad about is eating breakfast. In elementary and middle school, my dad would literally cut up a banana and put peanut butter on each little piece to try and get me to eat SOMETHING (Thanks, Dad!) — I think my parents even resorted to Carnation Instant Breakfasts (AKA chocolate milk) at one point so I’d have something in my system.
Overnight oats have been all the rage on Pinterest of the last year or so and, since I have a ton of oats from making homemade dog treats, I thought I’d give it a whirl. To be honest, after searching for recipes, I was little overwhelmed and I feel like a lot of the articles/posts I read were like, “just throw whatever you want in there.” I needed a little more direction and found a recipe on Skinnytaste that I settled on. I changed it a little bit and ended up really enjoying it this morning!
Overnight Oats with Blackberries (adapted from Skinnytaste)
-1/4 cup quick oats
-1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
-1/2 small banana, sliced
-1/2 tbsp chia seeds
-1/2 a container of blackberries (package was 6 oz.)
-2 packets Pure Via stevia
1-Place all the ingredient in a sealable container (I used a mason jar; functional and pretty!)
2-Shake, cover and refrigerate overnight.
3-Remove from the refrigerator about an hour before eating (this is optional; I wanted it to be close to room temperature).
If I can keep my life together, I’m hoping I can continue to do this, at least during the week.
What do you eat for breakfast? Do you have any overnight oats recipes to share?
Have a great day!