Are you one who rushes around in the morning with no time to make breakfast? Or maybe you’re like me and are just looking for some (easy) variety in my breakfast options. Enter overnight oats where you can pre-make as many jars as you want on Sundays and the one you eat on Friday tastes just as good as the one on Monday. The other great news is that this recipe allows for so much versatility it can fit anyone’s taste and needs. The recipe I outline below has about 275-300 calories (depending on the fruit) and 12 grams of protein per Mason jar so it’s perfect for a pre or post-workout meal. Mix your jars up with some of the substitution ideas below too!

Overnight Oats Recipe

Per Mason jar:

  • ½ cup old fashioned oats
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 tbsp PB2 (powdered form of peanut butter)
  • ½ cup Unsweetened Vanilla Almond milk
  • ½-1 cup frozen fruit

Add the oats, chia seeds and PB2 to the Mason jar – stir ingredients around. Add ½ cup milk plus a little more if needed to make sure the oats are covered. Add fruit on top and seal the jars. When ready to eat, microwave about 1 minute or to desired temperature.

Overnight oat ingredients
Overnight Oat Ingredients
Dry ingredients mixed together
Dry Ingredients Mixed Together
Finished overnight oats
Finished Product

Change it up!

  • Sub chia seeds for hemp seeds
  • Sub PB2 for a different nut butter (almond, cashew, peanut, etc.) but keep it to 1 tbsp max
  • Sub almond milk for any milk of your choice
  • Try different fruits such as berries, pineapples, mangoes, etc
  • Add other ingredients for a special treat such as coconut flakes or mini chocolate chips

With this recipe, you can have your own pre-made, well-balanced breakfast to give you the energy to kick-start your day. Combined with your favorite ICOD class in the morning and you will be ready for a productive and successful day!

Carpe Diem!


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